‘Big Bang’ Weekend for Laois Sport
It’s back. Finally. The sound of leather on ball, ash on sliothar and willow on cricket ball will begin reverberating around Laois from this evening. It’s been a long wait for competitive action to return in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer, Camogie, Ladies Football, Cricket and all other sports.
Sports clubs up and down our county have had to do a lot of preparation work on their grounds and educate their members on what is correct COVID-19 practice when back training and playing. No doubt there will be hiccups along the way. The case of Killeshin GAA club voluntarily and temporarily ceasing all club activity earlier this week is an example of what may yet go wrong through the fault of nobody.
Killeshin had played Carlow side Old Leighlin in a challenge game. After this encounter the Carlow club notified Killeshin that one of it players had tested positive for COVID-19. So like every other facet of Irish life the resumption of competitive sporting action takes all of us into new, uncharted territory.
The Laois People would like to wish all players, coaches, mentors, managers, back room staff, supporters and sponsors the very best this weekend and throughout the upcoming sporting calendar.