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Dungarvan apologise for fielding player in county final that was awaiting result of Covid test

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A statement by Dungarvan said, “there were errors made by the club in the interpretation of the Covid-19 guidelines.”

Dungarvan GAA club have apologised for fielding a player in their team who was waiting on the result from his Covid-19 test in a Waterford county football final on Saturday.

Dungarvan beat Kill by 0-14 to 0-10 at Walsh Park but they’ve now apologised for errors that were “made by the club in the interpretation of the Covid-19 guidelines.”

In a statement, the club said sorry for giving inaccurate guidance to the player.

Dungarvan statement in full reads:

“Following a review of the club’s handling of the recent case where a player tested positive for Covid-19 after the game was played, it has been identified that there were errors made by the club in the interpretation of the Covid-19 guidelines and the club wish to sincerely apologise for its mishandling of the situation.

“As a club, we wish to stress that the player involved was following the club’s interpretation of the guidelines and advice at all times, did not attend any of the post-match celebrations, and was acting in good faith.

“Notwithstanding that the club are aggrieved at the speculation appearing on local and social media which had led to some of our members being vilified through no fault of their own, we respectfully ask that people be mindful when making comments on these platforms as the team members are our friends and family and we support them on and off the fields, in good times and bad.

“As a club, we are continuing to work with the HSE on this matter and will continue to follow their guidance.”

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