Yesterday evening, the Irish Government introduced new measures. As a result, all fixtures scheduled for this coming weekend have been postponed. No games will take place until the government has given the green light which will be the 13th September at the earliest.
Furthermore, no practice sessions should take place unless it meets the new guidelines set out below:
- strict avoidance of gatherings, including social gatherings, before or after events.
- strict adherence to 2 metre physical distancing before and after events during breaks in play, on the sidelines and avoidance of team huddles.
- limits of 15 apply to groups outside including training sessions .There should be no mixing between groups.
Teams based in Offaly, Laois or Kildare must NOT engage in contact practice sessions. Non-contact sessions are permitted.
For more information, please refer to this gov.ie update.
Teams based in Northern Ireland may continue to practice as normal as no new restrictions have been introduced.
If you have any queries please contact your clubs. Club managers please contact your relevant Director of Youth/Flag Football with any scheduling queries.
Brian Cleary, Commissioner, American Football Ireland