Donegal senior football final in Ballybofey rescheduled for 11 October

MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey was scheduled to host the Donegal football final on Sunday
Kilcar will now play Naomh Conaill in the final on Sunday 11 October at Ballybofey

The Donegal senior football final between Kilcar and Naomh Conaill has been rescheduled to take place at Ballybofey on Sunday 11 October.

The decider was originally meant to take place last Sunday but was postponed after a Kilcar player tested positive for Covid-19.

It was first rescheduled to be played on 7 October but will now go ahead four days later.

The new date was set by the county's competitions control committee.

Donegal has been moved back to the Republic of Ireland's level three Covid-19 status which includes people being not permitted to leave or arrive in the county except for special circumstances and this is scheduled to remain in place until Friday 16 October.

After news of the Covid case emerged on 21 September, the Kilcar club sent an email to the Donegal county board seeking clarification on the decider.

Initially, the Donegal board said the game could still go ahead as it only involved one player, but this then changed when the CCC discussed the issue.

On Saturday 19 September it was revealed that the Donegal senior football squad had gone into isolation after one of their players tested positive for Covid-19.

This meant players from both club finalists who are on the county panel would not have been able to train with their club colleagues.

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