The All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry has been moved back to 28 August, with the game now set to be played at Croke Park.
The All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Tyrone and Kerry has been moved back to 28 August due to the recent death of former player Dessie Farrell.
On the rescheduled final date of September 11, the winner of Tyrone v Kerry will face Mayo.
Tyrone and Kerry’s All-Ireland semi-final has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 28 after the GAA decided to give the Covid-affected Red Hands the additional week they asked.
The decision comes a day after Tyrone announced that they would be unable to play on August 21 owing to a high number of cases on their panel.
The Ulster champions said that they did not wish to withdraw from the tournament this year, and that they hoped the GAA would agree to move the game back a week.
As a result of the semi-final change, the final will now take place on September 11th.
“This amended schedule was finalized keeping the integrity of the tournament in mind, as well as to guarantee that Kerry did not miss out on a semi-final appearance,” the GAA stated on Sunday evening.
The decision was made after “reception of further medical information from Tyrone GAA and subsequent discussions with the appropriate parties today [Sunday],” according to Croke Park.
The ball was firmly in the GAA’s court after Tyrone’s stance was made plain on Saturday, with many anticipating a postponement in order to maintain the integrity of the country’s primary gaelic football tournament.
Tyrone camp members were infected with the virus before their Ulster final win over Monaghan, with several more instances discovered when the whole panel was tested last weekend.
Feargal Logan, who was unable to attend the Ulster final owing to Covid problems, stated that one player had been hospitalized due to the illness but has since been released.
The semi-final has been rescheduled a third time.
Croke Park’s response came barely one hour after Kerry GAA sent a message to headquarters expressing their wish to face Tyrone “as soon as feasible.”
“Kerry is a strong GAA county, steeped in the Gaelic Games heritage that runs through all of our clubs and communities. Kerry has won every All-Ireland championship they have won following a highly competitive campaign, and we anticipate this year to be no different “Kerry’s statement was as follows:
“We sympathize with the Tyrone Senior football team, who are in this position as a consequence of Covid-19, but we would also want to highlight the subsequent difficulties that our team, management, and fans are facing.”
“We have found ourselves in a really tough position that we did not create.” We strictly adhered to all Covid regulations and took every measure to safeguard our athletes and management.
“The confusion and uncertainty surrounding our semi-final meeting with Tyrone has undoubtedly hindered our planning and preparation and has also been a very challenging time for our loyal clubs and supporters, many of whom had made travel & accommodation arrangements for next weekend”.
The second semi-final has been rescheduled for August 28. It was initially planned for August 15 but was moved back six days.
The final was scheduled for the end of August, guaranteeing that the inter-county season would finish before the start of the club season.
However, after being put back a week to 4 September, it has now been pushed back another week to guarantee that the second semi-final and the showpiece are separated by two weeks.
The winner will face Mayo in the final, with the Sam Maguire Cup likely to depart Dublin for the first time since 2015, after the Connacht champions broke Dublin’s championship supremacy in spectacular manner on Saturday.
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