The Connacht football semi-final between Sligo and Galway, that was scheduled for this weekend, has been cast into doubt after Sligo GAA confirmed that a number of their players have tested positive for Covid-19.
It was reported on RTÉ's Morning Ireland this morning that up to seven players have tested positive, while others are awaiting results. In a statement released on their website this morning, Sligo GAA said:
Sligo GAA wish to confirm that a number of members of the Sligo football panel have unfortunately returned a positive Covid-19 test.
The players in question are currently in isolation and following HSE guideline as are a number of close contacts.
The players are doing well. A number of the squad are currently awaiting further test results.
Sligo GAA are currently liaising with GAA officials at Croke Park and Connacht GAA.
Should more players test positive or need to self-isolate, then their match with Galway may not be able to go ahead. The county board told Morning Ireland that they are currently working with Connacht GAA and Croke Park, as the situation develops.
The Connacht final is scheduled for Sunday 15 November, but the other three provincial finals are not taking place until the following weekend.