Waterford County Board has confirmed that its Allianz Football League game against Antrim in Portglenone on Saturday has been cancelled.
The Board confirmed that several Waterford players were told by their employers they would have to self-isolate if they travelled North.
Though there isn’t a requirement to isolate for 14 days, the Government advises against unnecessary journeys.
As Waterford are already out of the race for promotion, the game would fall into the “unnecessary journeys” category.
County Board Statement
In a statement, Waterford County Board said it had looked at all the options. The County Board did not make a decision lightly, it stressed.
“Having weighed up all the options and having regard to the genuine concerns of our players, we had no choice” the Déise statement read.
The Waterford statement went on:
“Our players come first as they have put everything on the line to date.” As a result, “(Waterford’s) management team felt obliged to respect (the players) health and welfare concerns.”