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GAA confirms U20 and Minor inter-county competitions paused until further notice

Wednesday 21st October 2020

The GAA has confirmed that all U20 and Minor inter-county competitions will be paused from tomorrow until further notice.

The association today received clarification from the Department of Sport that underage games would not be allowed to go ahead under the government’s Level 5 restrictions which come into effect from midnight tonight.

It means that Saturday’s All-Ireland U20 football championship final between Galway and Dublin is now called off, along with a host of other fixtures that were due to take place across both codes this weekend.

This evening's three Leinster U20 hurling championship games are permitted to go ahead as scheduled. 

In a statement released this afternoon, the GAA also confirmed that Longford would not be fulfilling this Saturday’s ‘dead rubber’ fixture against Cork in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.

“Following clarification from the Department of Sport around the staging of inter-county fixtures, the GAA can confirm that as of midnight this evening, all minor and U20 inter-county competitions are paused until further notice. 

“Accordingly, Saturday’s scheduled EirGrid GAA U20 football final meeting of Dublin and Galway will not take place. 

“This evening’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U20 hurling fixtures will proceed. 

“Additionally, the GAA's CCCC has been informed that Longford will not be fulfilling their Allianz Football League fixture with Cork this weekend.”