All-Ireland semi and final pushed back 'after positive Covid cases in the Tyrone panel'
This Sunday's semi-final 'will not take place as originally scheduled'.
This weekend's scheduled All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry has been pushed back until Saturday, August 21 after positive Covid cases in the Ulster champion's panel.
The decision was confirmed by the GAA this afternoon, with the knock-on result being the final itself now moving to Saturday, September 4. This Saturday's other semi-final between Dublin and Mayo will go ahead, as scheduled.
Positive cases and close contacts to those that have returned positive test results are badly hampering the Ulster side's semi-final preparations.
The statement reads as follows from the GAA:
The GAA’s CCCC has today confirmed that Sunday’s GAA Football semi-final meeting of Kerry and Tyrone at Croke Park will not take place as originally scheduled and will now be played on Saturday August 21 at the same venue (time to be confirmed).
This decision was taken following a status report received by the GAA relating to positive Covid cases in the Tyrone panel.
This change will necessitate the GAA Football All-Ireland final being re-arranged to take place on Saturday September 4.
The GAA Football U20 final meeting of Offaly and Roscommon will proceed as planned at Croke Park at 1.30pm on Sunday with the same permitted attendance.
The GAA will continue to liaise with the appropriate Government Departments and officials to discuss the practicalities of having these revised fixtures included under the statutory instrument that has facilitated the increased attendances of recent weeks.
The GAA will also be working with the LGFA around the TG4 Ladies All Ireland Junior final scheduled for Croke Park on September 4.