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Meath GAA club confirms player has tested positive for coronavirus

Shane Hannon
Shane Hannon

11:08 11 Mar 2020

Simonstown Gaels GAA club in County Meath has announced that a member of the club tested positive for coronavirus yesterday.

The club says the member is an adult player who recently went on holiday in Italy.

The member was one of two players on the trip abroad. In advance of their return these players agreed to a period of two-weeks of self-isolation.

The second player is still in isolation and currently showing no signs of symptoms. Neither player has visited the club since their return.

The club informed the HSE and the Meath County Board and is seeking advice and guidance from the HSE.

A statement on the club's website from chairman Mel O'Rourke has confirmed the news.

"Simonstown Gaels GFC wish to inform all concerned that on the 10th March a member of the club tested positive for Covid 19.

"This member is an adult player who recently went on holiday in Italy. We wish the club member a full and speedy recovery. The player was one of two players from the club on the trip abroad. In advance of their return these players were requested by team management to undertake and readily agreed to a period of two-weeks of self-isolation.

"The second player is still in isolation and currently showing no signs of symptoms. Neither player has visited the club since their return.

"The club informed the HSE and the County board of this development and is seeking advice and guidance from the HSE as we believe that our duty of care to our members and community in general is of paramount importance.

"We take this opportunity to ask that everyone respect the privacy of the players in question and their families and also ask that members acquire their information from reliable and verified sources.

"The club will provide details when further details become available."

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