THE Clare County Board will closely monitor its senior hurlers over the coming week after two members of the Wexford hurling panel tested positive for Covid-19 this week, writes Dan Danaher.
Wexford GAA chairman, Micheál Martin has confirmed that two players within the panel have tested positive for the virus.
A spokesman for the Clare County Board confirmed that Croke Park had not directed the board to test its senior hurlers following Wexford’s confirmed cases.
However, the board will closely monitor Clare hurlers and will request a Covid-19 test without delay, if this is deemed necessary at a later stage.
It is understood the fact the match was played outdoors is regarded as low risk in terms of transmission.
At the time of writing, there seems to be no doubt hanging over Clare’s vital clash with Laois in Portlaoise next Sunday.
Clare hurlers complete a Covid-19 questionnaire and follow all the relevant protocols to limit the spread of the virus ahead of all field and gym training sessions.
The fallout continues.
A member of the Wexford Ladies Football panel has now tested positive for Covid
3 players deemed close contacts, 2 have returned negative results while the third is waiting for notification.
— Aidan Delaney (@aidand472) May 19, 2021
As with their Clare counterparts, Wexford remain hopeful the weekend’s clash with Kilkenny will still go ahead.
Late goals from Simon Donohue and Lee Chin helped Wexford seal a dramatic victory against Clare in Cusack Park on Sunday.
The Banner County were looking to put their opening round defeat against Antrim behind them and led by eight points at one stage.