GAA cancels 2020 Féile competitions and Celtic Challenge

Galway Daily news

The GAA has confirmed that multiple coaching and game initiatives will not be going ahead in 2020 due to ongoing uncertainty created by the coronavirus.

As part of collective efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the GAA has announced the the 2020 Féile competitions, the Celtic Challenge and activity involving Academy Squads will not be going ahead.

It comes after yesterday’s announcement that the Connacht SFC clash in Gaelic Park between New York and Galway which was meant to take place in May has also been cancelled.

A future date for the Galway footballers to head over to New York will be considered as part of an overall redrawing of fixtures amid heavy disruptions to the 2020 calender.

A letter on the ongoing disruption to fixtures and events was issued by Árd Stiúrthóir of the GAA Tom Ryan.

“The Association would like to reassure our members that when games activity re-commences we will provide an adequate games schedule for our players at all ages and grades.”

“In the meantime, we are working on a unified approach for all of our units on the issue of Games Development and Administration personnel and will be liaising with our Provincial Councils and County Committees in the coming days.”

“Thank you for your combined efforts to date.”

“These efforts have the potential to make a massive difference and it is in this vein that we ask you to continue to mobilise the GAA network and our wider membership in the interests of public health and the greater good.”