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UPDATED: GAA and Kilkenny shut down all games

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GAA to shut down all games

The GAA has shut down all activities, club and inter-county.

The move followed the announcement of details of the updated Emergency Plan to deal with the Coronavirus outlined by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this morning.

The GAA closed down all club and inter-county activities until March 29. This a complete shutdown. 

The first big fixture affected in this county was the National Hurling League quarter-final between Kilkenny and Waterford, which was fixed for UPMC Nowlan Park on Sunday.

At 2pm the GAA issued the following statement: "In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight.

"This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.

"We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions. 

"In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities."

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