Rescheduled Kilkenny-Wexford game to go ahead as Covid-19 case confirmed

THE RESCHEDULED FIXTURE between the Kilkenny and Wexford hurlers will go ahead this Sunday, it has been confirmed.

A spokesperson for Kilkenny GAA has told The42 that the re-fixed tie has been given the green light by the GAA in the wake of a player testing positive for Covid-19 in the Cats’ camp.

They added that the rest of the panel were deemed “casual contacts” by the HSE.

“Out of an abundance of caution the rest of the panel were tested,” the statement continues.

Kilkenny will now face Wexford this Sunday afternoon [throw-in, 3pm] in Nowlan Park after their original Division 1 Group B tie was cancelled last week due to a third positive Covid-19 case in the Wexford camp.

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Two players in Davy Fitzgerald’s side initially tested positive in the days leading up to the game, but it was still hoped at that point that the game could go ahead.

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Wexford subsequently confirmed a third case in the squad which forced the postponement and a request for a re-fixture was submitted to the CCCC.

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