Meath GAA club Ballinabrackey have suspended all activity after one of their players tested positive for Covid-19.

The Meath Chronicle reported that the player in question lined out in an intermediate championship match against Duleek/Bellewstown in Trim last weekend.

Both clubs have been contacted, along with Cortown, who played a different Ballinabrackey team on Sunday.

The player is not believed to have had any symptoms but was tested after a colleague contracted the virus.

The club, which is located near the borders with Offaly, Kildare and Westmeath, said on Facebook: "Ballinabrackey GAA can confirm a positive Covid 19 case in the club.

"We have and continue to follow all relevant guidelines and protocol from the HSE and GAA.

"We would request understanding in the current situation and a level of respect to both the individual and the club. Thank you."


On Monday this week, Laois clubs Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe, who field a combined team in hurling, informed members that they were stopping all club activities after a member tested positive for Covid.

Clerihan GAA club near Clonmel was also shut down on Monday evening because of a suspected Covid-19 case within its ranks but the player in question subsequently tested negative for the virus.

The League of Ireland returned last Friday but was forced to postpone Tuesday's match between Sligo Rovers and Waterford after one of the Blues' squad displayed symptoms consistent with coronavirus.

That player tested negative but the results on a second Waterford player who showed symptoms are still awaited.