Sligo GAA regret that it will not be possible for their senior hurlers to fulfill the Christy Ring Cup fixture against Derry tomorrow.

A member of the Sligo Hurling panel returned a positive Covid-19 test on Wednesday October 21st.

The player tested was part of the squad that took part in the Roinn 3B final win on Sunday October 18. As such a number of close contacts are now in isolation and the complete squad are now undertaking tests for the virus and are following HSE and GAA guidelines.

Sligo GAA County Board officers have liaised with GAA officials in Croke Park since this issue arose. Both Derry and Leitrim have been informed of this case.

Sligo say they hope to participate in the second round of the Christy Ring Cup on the weekend of 7th/ 8th November, when the players who are restricting their movements will hopefully be available. They are currently availing of the GAA’s rapid testing facility.

We also wish to emphasise that the County Board, team management, players and backroom staff have followed HSE and GAA guidelines in relation to Covid-19 at all times.