The Meath GAA player who tested positive for Covid 19 will have to self isolate for fourteen days, and any team who played against his club since last weekend will have to stand down from action for two days.
The player from the Ballinabrackey club, has been named locally and Meath Live is aware of his identity but will not publish it, was an unused substitute in his sides first team intermediate championship clash with Duleek/Bellewstown last Saturday, but lined out for the second string in a game against the Cortown club the next day.
It is understood he may have contracted the virus in his workplace,
Ballinabrackey which is situated on the Meath/Offaly border, broke the news on their twitter account yesterday morning.
They tweeted,“Ballinabrackey GAA can confirm a positive Covid-19 case in the club,” the club stated on its Twitter account this morning.
“We have and continue to follow all relevant guidelines and protocol from the HSE and GAA. We would request understanding in the current situation and a level of respect for both the individual and the club.
The club is liaising with the Meath county board and the HSE, while contact has been made with Duleek/Bellewstown; with host club Trim; and with Cortown, who were involved in a premier game against Ballinabrackey on Sunday.
Ballinabrackey secretary Kevin Coyle is quoted as saying: “We have closed down the pitches, all our facilities are now closed and all activity within the club is currently suspended. That was the directive from the HSE until further notice.
“That could be for 24 hours, we simply don’t know. This is as new for us as everybody else.”
However a source confirmed, ‘The club and any other team they played against have to stand down for forty eight hours from the time of the game, while the player himself must self isolate for fourteen days.’
A minor FC game involving Ballinabrackey due to be played on Wednesday night, was called off.