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An eerie silence and a few spectators - the Covid club championship

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‘A crowd of 100 was lost in the Gaelic Grounds with its capacity of almost 50,000’

‘A crowd of 100 was lost in the Gaelic Grounds with its capacity of almost 50,000’

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Doon’s Tommy Hayes and Adare’s Willie Griffin

Doon’s Tommy Hayes and Adare’s Willie Griffin

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‘A crowd of 100 was lost in the Gaelic Grounds with its capacity of almost 50,000’

If you didn't know better, you'd have assumed there was nothing happening in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Friday night.

The gates and turnstiles that face onto the Ennis Road were padlocked; not a soul was loitering. This is normally where you'll find thousands of people milling around on big match days, with the Centra shop across the road doing a roaring trade.

This wasn't a big match day, it was a small match day, but even a club game brings enough cars and people to be noticed in the vicinity. The gates and turnstiles will be opened, thereby advertising the fact that something is happening inside.