In preparation should any area in Munster go to Level 3 restrictions, the following has been decided by the Competitions Committee and the Management Committee of the Munster Branch:
1. Any match that involves a team from an area that are in Level 3 restrictions will be postponed, with the exception of Division 1 games, until such time as we revert to Level 2.
2. Any postponed matches will be refixed by the relevant Branch Fixtures Secretary.
3. This will essentially mean all leagues below Div.1 will be suspended while we are in Level 3. Of course, matches that don’t involve teams from affected areas can go ahead as scheduled.
4. If teams in Division 1 don’t wish to play their games during Level 3 restrictions, we will accept postponement requests on health and safety grounds but Competition Rules around postponements MUST be followed i.e. postponement form submitted at least 7 days in advance (with the exception of the first weekend of Level 3 restrictions), another date must be agreed with the opposition etc. Please refer to Rule 7 of Competition Rules for more details.
All of the above is in line with current government protocols and guidance from Sport Ireland, taking into account exemptions granted by both bodies.