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Wexford Postpone April Fixtures And Redesign Of The Championship Looks Likely

The GAA have taken proactive measures in response to COVID-19..

The GAA have called off all of the association’s action until 29 March. As we’re sure you’re aware, the postponements are due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Limerick, Galway and Dublin were just some counties to increase measures. The aforementioned counties further postponed GAA action for the month of April.

April was originally planned as a ‘club month’ only on the GAA’s Master Fixture plan. Wexford clubs were due to play four championship matches during the month; two in football and two in hurling.

With the postponement of fixtures, it’s likely that the current format would not work due to a fixture backlog. This would mean that Wexford, along with all other GAA counties, would have to redesign their county championships.

This evening, Wexford GAA released a statement postponing all GAA action in the county for April. Part of the statement reads:

“It is proposed that we will engage with the Provincial Council and the National CCC with a view to restructure our Games Programme. This may include the redesign of the current formats. If so, we will engage with the clubs prior to any decision being made. It is envisaged that, regardless of when these restrictions are lifted, the CCC will allow a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks before any club championship games would be fixed.”

In summary, the club championships in Senior, Intermediate, Intermediate A, Intermediate, and Junior Championships in both codes will not proceed as previously notified in the month of March and April.”

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