Leitrim GAA has confirmed another two positive Covid-19 cases, but the county board says their team will fulfil their Allianz Football League Division 3 fixture with Tipperary on Sunday.

There will be a total of four absentees for the decisive fixture, although none of the other players have been deemed close contacts, meaning they're free to play.

"Unfortunately, as a result of this testing, two additional players have tested positive and have now also also been ruled out of Sunday's game," Leitrim GAA said in a statement.

"There are no close contact issues arising from these positive cases for the remainder of the panel that is available for Sunday."

This is different to the Offaly hurlers who yesterday had to concede their Christy Ring Cup clash with Kildare after 27 of their players were deemed close contacts of a player they had trained with.

Last weekend, Leitrim also had to concede a league fixture against Down, with the county board saying at the time that the positive cases and "other factors" had prevented them from travelling.

Within this morning's statement, there is clarification that they were in a similar situation to Offaly when conceding last weekend's clash.

"A number of other players, who had been ruled out of last weekend's match with Down due to close contact issues, have since been cleared to return to the panel for Sunday," the statement added. 

Leitrim are certain to be relegated unless they can secure a victory over Tipperary on Sunday, with goal difference then coming into the equation if they can claim the two points.

Meanwhile, neighbouring Sligo have been forced to pull the plug on their hurlers' trip to Celtic Park to face Derry in the quarter-finals of the Christy Ring Cup on Sunday.

A member of the panel returned a positive Covid-19 test on Wednesday. The player in question was part of the squad that defeated Leitrim in the Allianz Hurling League Division 3B final last weekend. 

A number of close contacts are now in isolation and the entire squad are now undertaking tests for the virus while following HSE and GAA guidelines.

Watch Clare v Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final at Semple Stadium this Sunday on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player from 3pm

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