Ballinabrackey player tests positive for Covid-19

A member of the Ballinabrackey GAA club, who turned out in an IFC game against Duleek/Bellewstown in Trim at the weekend, has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, it has emerged this morning.

The player was tested yesterday after it was revealed a work colleague of his had contacted the virus.

The club involved have contacted Duleek/Bellewstown notifying them that one of their players has tested positive.

The player wasn't showing any symptoms, but a work colleague had contracted the virus and he was then obliged to have a test which has now confirmed as positive.

"A Ballinabrackey GAA player has tested positive and the club are liaising with the Meath GAA Co Board and the HSE and we are following full guidelines and protocols as regard what measures we have to take," Ballinabrackey secretary Kevin Coyne told the Meath Chronicle.

"Duleek/Bellewstown have been contacted, Cortown have been contacted too, they were involved in a Premier game against us on Sunday morning. Trim GAA, where the game against Duleek/Bellewstown was played, have also been contacted.

"All relevant people have been contacted and we're waiting directives from the HSE, we have closed down the pitches, all our facilities are now closed and all activity within the club is currently suspended. That was the directive from the HSE until further notice.

"That could be for 24 hours, we simply don't know. This is as new for us as everybody else."

It is understood the player is in his twenties. A game involving Ballinabrackey in the MFC, which was due to be played last night, was called off.

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