Cork GAA club championships for 2020 put back to March 2021 

Cork GAA club championships for 2020 put back to March 2021 

Denis O'Brien of St Finbarr's in action against David Whelton of Castlehaven during the Cork County Premier Senior Football Championship semi-final. Castlehaven are due to play Nemo in the final, which has now been put back to March of next year. 

Club championship games in Cork have been postponed until next March at the earliest, with not games allowed to be played until at least February. The U21 competitions for 2020 will not be completed it also said.

A statement from Cork County Board was sent to club secretaries this morning.

It stated: "A last night's County Executive meeting, it was decided to postpone the unplayed 2020 Senior and Intermediate County Finals until the weekend of March 5th-7th, 2021, at the earliest.

"It is planned to give adequate notice of games to clubs, with an appropriate window of preparation, in advance of finals.

"2020 County Championships at Junior A, B and C level will resume on February 5th-7th at the earliest, with a brief period to be allowed for the completion of Divisional championships in early February where required.

"There will be no Club games at adult or juvenile level permitted at County Board or Divisional level before Friday, February 5th.

"Club U21 competitions for 2020 will not be completed.

"Adult club training is prohibited from midnight tonight and non-contact training for school children outdoors in pods of 15 is permitted for the obvious associated health benefits and should not be competition focussed.

"Again, we thank all members and your families for your patience during this uncertain time. Stay safe.

"Members are urged to continue to comply with the current government restrictions in relation to Gaelic Games below, taken from the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020 – 2021: Plan for living with Covid-19’ framework.

Level 5 will be in place from midnight tonight, Wednesday, October 21 for six weeks, with a review after four weeks.

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