The Irish women’s hockey squad excursion to Malaysia, which was because of to commence on Friday, has been cancelled at the final moment. The squad experienced planned to fly from Dublin to Malaysia for warmth and humidity training as component of their create up to participation in the Tokyo Olympic Game titles later on this 12 months. The Irish crew experienced for the Olympics for the first time in their history.
Having said that, obtaining monitored the Covid-19 circumstance and the altering disorders in the earlier 24 several hours, a late conclusion was taken not to journey. Ireland ended up due to participate in in opposition to Malaysia and Britain, who have been also travelling out for the very same good reasons.
Talking on the conclusion, head coach Seán Dancer said, “we informed the squad early this morning, and every person is disappointment that we will not be ready to make this option come about.
“At this place in our establish up to Europeans and the Olympics, the wellbeing and wellbeing of our employees and gamers is paramount. Weighing up the prospective functionality reward of warmth and humidity as opposed to the uncertainties we are living with at this time globally, significantly with travel and quarantine intervals, has been extremely complicated.
“I am confident we can regulate our establish up effectively in Ireland to place the staff in the ideal position to compete this summer season.”