A GAA club in Cork has temporarily paused all activity as club members fear they may have been in close contact with a person who was subsequently confirmed to have Covid-19.

Other clubs in the area are said to be closely monitoring developments.

In a statement released on their Facebook page, Argideen Rangers confirmed they have stalled all activity until Saturday at the earliest.

Club officials hope to make another statement then, when they have received more clarity and information on the issue.

The statement read: "This is a precautionary measure and is because a number of club members have told us that they may have been in contact with a person subsequently confirmed to have Covid-19.

"We in Argideen Rangers GAA feel it sensible and prudent to ensure to temporarily suspend both underage and adult group activities. We understand that anyone identified by Public Health authorities as a close contact will be tested for Covid-19.

"We will keep you posted on the resumption of activities and remind you to respect the privacy of all involved."

The GAA's return-to-play protocols state that, in the event of a suspected Covid-19 case, all further activity must be stopped until public health contact tracers carry out full close contact assessment and testing.

Argideen are due to face Dungourney in the intermediate 'A’ Championship. Last weekend they continued preparations for this clash with a challenge match against Kilbrittain.

Club championships are due to commence from next Friday, 17 July.

County boards have worked hard to put fixture programmes in place, with respective finals scheduled to take place in a window from late August to early October.

Across the country, boards will be hoping that teams and localities can avoid contracting the virus in the hope that games can be safely played off.

Last week, a club hurler in Kilkenny was diagnosed with Covid-19 and later recovered fully.

Team-mates identified via contact tracing returned negative results and club activity resumed following a seven-day precautionary period.