Update from the Kerry GAA County Board Chairman
Public health is and always has been the number one priority and we in Kerry GAA have played our part from the outset.
While the Government announcement regarding mass gatherings on Tuesday wasn’t entirely unexpected, it nonetheless brings a certain level of clarity as to how we might look at potential options for our games post August.
The CCC are the subcommittee responsible for all our fixtures planning and will meet remotely over the next number of weeks to plan for what competitions we could provide for our players, clubs and supporters should any potential lifting of the restrictions so allow.
The resumption of Club activity will be the boards primary focus and we need to plan effectively now for as many scenarios as possible so that we can act swiftly if and when these restrictions are either lifted or modified.
Kerry’s proposed fixtures calendar will need to be tailored to suit any possible window of opportunity that may arise in the future.
Our Intercounty players remain physically and mentally very focused, continuing their individual training and will be ready to respond if and when any playing opportunity arises.
Our Clubs have been exemplary, not only in their adherence to the guidelines, but in embracing the rapid community response initiative countywide, helping as always the most vulnerable in our society.
It is important that we acknowledge and compliment this extraordinary demonstration of community volunteering which is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
Finally, we encourage everyone to continue in adhering to the guidelines and we look forward, albeit with limited but nonetheless renewed hope to potential games taking place in the latter part of the year.