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Two Wexford hurlers have tested positive for COVID-19

Wexford's Allianz National Hurling League match against Kilkenny this weekend is set to go ahead,...



Two Wexford hurlers have teste...
Hurling

Two Wexford hurlers have tested positive for COVID-19

Wexford's Allianz National Hurling League match against Kilkenny this weekend is set to go ahead, despite two players testing positive for COVID-19. 

Wexford GAA chairman Michael Martin has told South East Radio that he's been in contact with Croke Park and that he "absolutely" expects Sunday's game to be played as planned.

“I don’t think we’re overly concerned beyond that at this moment in time. The message from there [the GAA] is this is going to be normal; this is going to be the new normal.

"This is probably something we’re going to have to get used to throughout the summer. As society opens up, there will be isolated cases and I’m led to believe there were a number of counties last week in the lead-up to matches who had isolated cases."

Two Wexford hurlers have tested positive for COVID-19

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Martin added that they don't believe the cases were not spread within the panel and that they'll conduct internal contact tracing.

“There will be some players on the panel who will have had no contact whatsoever, either casual or close, with the particular players and may not require or may not desire to be tested.

“But we will encourage all players to err on the side of caution, to be tested, so that we have a clearer picture of where things are at. That’s just to be cautious about it.”

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