We have received the following statement tonight from Hockey Ireland.
“The Hockey Ireland Board, following consultation with the Branches, has decided the following in the interests of the health and safety of the hockey community:
Hockey Ireland is suspending all hockey activity with immediate effect until 29 March and is directing all Branches, clubs and schools to do the same. All hockey activity including training and education across clubs and schools must now cease. We understand that this information is disappointing but believe this is in our members’ best interests.
Alternative arrangements for league and cup matches will be reviewed by Hockey Ireland in the coming weeks and decisions will be communicated as appropriate.
We will continue to closely follow developments and issue further information closer to 29 March.”