Roscommon's plans for Saturday's Allianz Football League clash with Cavan have been disrupted with the announcement that a member of their senior football panel has tested positive for Covid-19.

A statement released by the Roscommon County Board late on Wednesday night confirmed that a player had contracted the coronavirus and is now self-isolating, while an unspecified number close contacts have been referred for testing and are also isolating.

The statement read: "A member of the Roscommon Senior football Panel has tested positive for Covid-19. 

"On receipt of instructions from the HSE in conjunction with our medical team, the members of the panel and management who have been deemed to be close contacts have now been referred for testing and have also begun their period of restricted movement. 

"These panel members and management will only re-join the panel when deemed safe to do so by the HSE.

"The senior football management and panel have at all times strictly adhered to HSE and Public Health guidelines."

Roscommon moved within one point of promotion to Division 1 with a 3-10 to 0-15 win over Armagh in their first competitive game in over seven months last weekend and Saturday's clash with Cavan is still expected to take place as planned.

Meanwhile, the Offaly hurlers' plans for this weekend's Christy Ring Cup tie have also been badly hit.

Three players had to withdraw from their Leinster U-20 Hurling Championship win over Westmeath tonight due to Covid-19 protocols.

And it is feared that several of their senior squad may be deemed as close contacts of a Covid-19 case.

The Offaly board are understood to be in contact with HSE officials and, if deemed close contacts, those involved will have to isolate, ruling them out of Saturday’s Ring Cup opener against Kildare.

With a 14-day isolation period necessary, these developments may force Offaly to give a walkover to David Herity's side.

It is believed the squad is currently engaged in the GAA's rapid testing programme.