“Gardaí attended at premises in Boyle, Co Roscommon on Saturday 10th October 2020 at approximately 4.30pm, following reports of potential breaches of current Covid 19 regulations. Following engagement with Gardaí a group of people gathered in the premises agreed to leave. An investigation focused on the organisers of the event is currently underway”.
The Garda statement issued to Boyletoday.com continued “In respect of regulations which are declared to be Penal Regulations under the Health Act 1947 as amended, An Garda Síochána adopts the approach of the Four Es which sees Gardaí engage, educate, encourage, and as a last resort, enforce. Where Gardaí find potential breaches of the public health regulations a file is prepared for the DPP in each case”.
“While An Garda Síochána will seek to encourage people to maintain the necessary public health measures, it will intervene where there is non-compliance with public health regulations”.
On Monday morning Roscommon GAA issued the following statement to Boyletoday.com:
“Roscommon GAA are preparing to play Armagh on next Saturday in the National Football League Division Two. As part of the preparation our senior team played a challenge match against Donegal in Sligo on Saturday”.
“After the match was played the Roscommon team consumed a meal in St Joseph’s Hall Boyle where the members of the group sat socially distant and consumed their food”.
“Each action was carried out in full compliance with the Covid Protocols for Elite Sports. The Roscommon Senior Inter County Football Team is considered an elite team under the Covid Protocols”.
“Roscommon GAA are committed to compliance and adherence to the guidelines as issued by both the Government and the GAA”.