200 spectators permitted to attend GAA matches at large venues
September 16, 2020
The Government has announced that, from tomorrow, crowds of 200 people will be allowed to attend GAA matches where the capacity of the stadium is over 5,000.
GAA grounds with a capacity of less that 5,000 may hold matches with an attendance of up to 100 people.
These new measures apply in 25 of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, with Dublin the sole exception. Attendances at GAA matches in venues in Dublin where the capacity is over 5,000 have been capped at 100.
Outdoor training can take place in pods of up to 15, though senior club championship teams and inter-county teams can train together in greater numbers.
All of these guidelines are under Level 2 of the government long-term plan for Covid-19.
If the virus is suppressed sufficiently in individual counties, then they will be permitted to move to Level 1 which would allow crowds of up to 500 in a stadium which holds over 5,000.
If the virus is not sufficiently controlled in an individual county then that county would move back to Level 3 which would mean only inter-county and senior club championship matches would be permitted, and those would be played behind closed doors.
Currently in the six counties up to 400 spectators are permitted to attend GAA matches.