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Tyrone panel welcome go-ahead for All-Ireland semi

THE GAA has confirmed this evening that Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final clash against Kerry will now go ahead.

It follows the receipt of additional medical information from Tyrone GAA and what the GAA has described as additional subsequent deliberations with the relevant parties today.

Tyrone GAA has also welcomed the decision taken by the Central Competitions Control committee.

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They have also paid tribute to Kerry GAA and its senior football team for its assistance and co-operation in creating the circumstances that allowed the decision to be reached.

“The Tyrone players and management will prepare as safely as possible, in the continuing difficult circumstances, to ensure that the best available team will now fulfil this very important fixture,” the short statement added.

Saturday August 28 has now been confirmed as the new date for the big game between Tyrone and Kerry, with the All-Ireland Final between the winners and Mayo now scheduled for September 11.

“This revised schedule has been finalised with the integrity of the championship in mind and to ensure that Kerry were not denied a semi-final outing,” the statement from Croke Park said.

“The GAA would like to acknowledge the co-operation of all of the counties still involvedin the championship and it looks forward to working with the government to finalise these arrangements.

The times for both the All-Ireland semi-final and final have still to be confirmed.

Earlier today, Kerry GAA said in a statement that they wished the game to go ahead.

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