Please read a letter from the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport in Ireland Brendan Griffin that the Irish Government are ensuring that everything possible is being done to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Few would have imagined when we rang in the New Year just over three months ago that we would be in our current situation, with sports facilities closed countrywide, fixtures called off at every level and the best laid plans for 2020 thrown into turmoil.
It is understandable to be feeling doubt and even fear for the future but we shall overcome the current crisis. Throughout all of this, the government has acted on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer and the National Public Health Emergency Team. Whilst some progress is being made, we must all continue to play our part to encourage physical distancing and to look after our physical and mental health.