Kerry Sporting Updates Following Government Directive On Covid-19

Radio Kerry is awaiting details of the status of a number of sporting events scheduled to take place this weekend.

GAELIC GAMES

Among them are the National Football League game between Kerry and Monaghan in Inishkeen on Sunday and the National Hurling League Division 2A final between Kerry and Antrim in Croke Park.

The Eirgrid All-Ireland Under 20 Football Semi-final between Kerry and Galway on St Patrick’s Day is also a doubt.

Kerry GAA say they are awaiting instructions from Croke Park as to what measures to take following the Government directive on Covid-19 prevention measures.

As it stands, Round Two games in the Credit Union County Senior Football League will get underway on Friday with two fixtures in Division 6.

There are two games scheduled for Saturday in the same division while all other games across the six divisions are down for decision on Sunday.

This weekend’s Higher Education Ladies Football Finals in Kerry have been cancelled entirely due to the restrictions that are in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

12 third level teams from around Ireland were due to play in a number of cup finals in Tralee, Currans and Fossa.

The Chairman of the Higher Education Committee, Donal Barry says the responsibility is to ensure that we look after each other, our families and friends and that players will return to the playing fields when the time is right to do so.

This evening’s Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship between IT Tralee and IT Sligo in Stradbally, County Laois has been postponed.

Kerry Ladies Gaelic Football Association has advised all clubs that the upcoming Fundamentals Course scheduled to take place tonight at the Intermediate School Killorglin has been postponed.

The organisation says the health and welfare of its members is paramount and a new date will be confirmed as soon as is practical.

COMMUNITY GAMES

This weekend’s Community Games Futsal, Indoor Soccer and Chess events in Kerry have been postponed.

SOCCER

All Kerry School Boys and Girls League activities are off until the 29th at least.

The Schoolboys Football Association of Ireland is instructing all SFAI affiliated leagues to suspend all football activities with immediate effect until further notice.

A statement from the organisation says further communications will be issued in due course.