Unauthorised GAA activity

Following complaints from the general public, UCC Department of Sport and Redmonds GAA Club, all teams (at both club and county level) are reminded of the current return to play protocols.
No permission of any kind has been granted by CLG or Coiste Chontae Chorcaí to resume organised training as pitches remain closed and the player injury scheme is suspended (at club level until June 29 and at county level until September 14).
Several complaints by members of the public in regard to various types of organised GAA training in public spaces have now been received and are duly noted. As no direct evidence of unauthorised activity has been presented to the board, we are not in a position to take action at present.

We have received correspondence asking us to clarify that “the UCC Sports Grounds at both the Mardyke & the Farm, Curraheen, remain closed and no unauthorised training is permitted. Since the recent easing of restrictions, there has been an increase in unauthorised activity in the Farm in particular despite the venue being closed. Last week it has led to excessive cars parking outside the grounds and in the Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium, which has led to access issues for staff trying to get in and out of the Curraheen Park. Going forward all unauthorised users will be treated as trespassers and reported to the authorities.”

Redmonds GAA Club have also formally asked that clubs desist from using their grounds at Páirc Uí Laoghaire, Lehenaghmore. As the grounds are currently closed, such trespassing is putting undue stress on club officers.
Finally, we again plead with units not to behave in such a reckless manner as they continue to put their own players at risk.
In the meantime, we thank all units that have strictly observed all GAA protocols and we look forward with hope to an official return to play in the near future.