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All three clubs have received notification that their members’ tests have come back negative and they can resume collective training (stock image)

All three clubs have received notification that their members’ tests have come back negative and they can resume collective training (stock image)

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All three clubs have received notification that their members’ tests have come back negative and they can resume collective training (stock image)

A second GAA club has made it known publicly that a member has tested positive for Covid-19.

North Cork club Glanworth have issued a statement confirming the outcome of a positive test, specifying that it is a player.

Over the weekend north county Dublin club Man O'War confirmed that one of their members had also tested positive.

Cork GAA issued their own statement on the positive case in Glanworth, adding that "the Competitions Control Committee will meet in due course, following consultation with Croke Park, to consider the implications, if any, for county competitions."

Glanworth are due to play in Cork intermediate football championship on the weekend after next but have now suspended "all further club activity until public health contact tracers carry out full close contact assessment and testing".

Meanwhile, the three west Cork clubs who had suspended their activities, and made it known publicly between Thursday night and Friday because of concern over possible contact between some of their players and a person who had tested positive for Covid-19, have been given the green light after the tests of the players in question came back negative.

All three clubs have received notification that their members' tests have come back negative and they can resume collective training.

Argideen Rangers posted a statement to that effect, stating they were "pleased to inform our members that we will be recommencing club activities from Sunday, July 12". Ballinascarthy also advised of their return and added that they "won't be making any comment on individual members' medical history and remind everyone to respect the privacy of those involved".

The third club who had publicly advised of their suspension of activity, St Oliver Plunkett's, can also return.

Man O'War issued a statement on the club's official website late on Saturday night outlining the situation following a diagnosis which they said they had been notified about "in recent hours".

The suspension of club activity was "a precautionary measure," the statement outlined, "while the individual in question awaits the commencement of the contact tracing process and further guidance from the public health authorities".

Irish Independent