All-Ireland semi-final postponed following Tyrone Covid cases

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The All-Ireland Football Championship semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone has been postponed following confirmed Covid-19 cases for the Ulster champions.

The game was due to be played this Sunday but has been rescheduled for Saturday 21 August.

Mayo play Dublin in the other semi-final this Saturday.

The All-Ireland final will now take place on Saturday, 4 September.

Tyrone said in a statement last Saturday:

"Further to a number of positive Covid19 tests with members of the Tyrone senior football panel and management, prior to last weekend’s successful Ulster Championship final in Croke Park, it was decided to have all panellists and management tested for the virus.

"While outcomes from these tests are awaited a number of players are self-isolating; it is anticipated that all outcomes will be known by Monday and preparations can then be made for the forthcoming All-Ireland semi final with Kerry."

The GAA announced on Monday the semi-final was off:

Tyrone then tweeted:

"We would welcome the decision of the CCCC to postpone the fixture V. Kerry for 6 days. We will continue to comply with all guidelines from the PHA and Croke Park, keeping the health of the players and management as our primary concern."

However, there was a further development late on Monday night with reports Tyrone might have to withdraw from the Championship:




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