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Aghaloo and Eglish GACs suspend all activity after player tests positive for coronavirus

GAA competitive club fixtures resumed across Ireland at the weekend

Two GAA clubs have suspended all activity after a player tested positive for coronavirus following a game between the two senior teams at the weekend.

Eglish GAC in Co Tyrone announced this afternoon that one of its senior players had tested positive following a game against Aghaloo GAC on Sunday July 19 and as a result it had made the decision to suspend "all activity in all age groups and codes".

"The club has at all times since resuming activities adhered to GAA and public health guidelines and regards the health and well being of our members and community as paramount to everything we do," Eglish continued. 

Aghaloo O'Neills has now taken the same precaution.

In a statement it said: "Since resuming club activities, we have at all times adhered to the advice and guidance issued by the GAA and CLG Tir Eoghain, in addition to public health guidelines. Our decision to temporarily cease all club activities is based on the value that we place on the health and well-being of all our members and community."

The club wished the Eglish player a speedy recovery.  

Banagher GAC in Co Derry had a player test positive at the weekend.

Today the Department of Health confirmed there had been two new cases diagnosed since yesterday but no further deaths.

Read more: Alleged biting incident in Armagh club game could lead to ban for 'bringing game into disrepute' 

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