Monday 26 August 2019

Four camogie matches postponed due to outbreak of gastroenteritis from suspect water supply

Four camogie matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis from a suspect water supply at a match in Limerick last weekend.
Four camogie matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis from a suspect water supply at a match in Limerick last weekend.

Allison Bray

Four camogie matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis from a suspect water supply at a match in Limerick last weekend.

The Camogie Association this morning confirmed that the four fixtures between Galway and Limerick (Senior), Offaly and Wexford (Senior), Offaly and Limerick (Premier Junior) and Kerry and Wicklow (Premier Junior), have all been postponed out of concern for the welfare of players who may have come down with the stomach bug and are still recovering.

"Due to an outbreak of gastroenteritis at last weekend's double-header fixtures in Croagh GAA (Saturday June 29th), involving Limerick, Kerry and Wexford teams, the Camogie Association has made the decision due to player welfare to postpone all fixtures involving these sides this weekend (Saturday July 6th) in order to give the affected players an opportunity to fully recover before the next round of the All-Ireland Championships," the association tweeted.

"The Camogie Association have (sic) been liaising with the counties involved throughout this week to ensure that they are fully informed of the situation and provided with any necessary advice and assistance.

"The HSE's Public Health and Environmental Health Departments and Limerick City and County Council are investigating the matter and is requesting that any player who has been ill following the matches and has not already been in contact with the HSE to make contact with their local department of public health."

The fixtures postponed this weekend are: Galway v Limerick (Senior), Offaly v Wexford (Senior), Offaly v Limerick (Premier Junior) and Kerry v Wicklow (Premier Junior).

Details of the rescheduling of the fixtures will be available through the local clubs in the coming days, the association said.

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