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Shannon Hibs given the green light for action to resume after member tests positive for COVID-19

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A Clare soccer club has announced that one of its members have tested positive for COVID-19.

On Friday evening, Shannon Hibernians confirmed that an adult player who is a member of the club tested positive for COVID-19 last weekend.

All footballing activities in the club were suspended as a precautionary measure. Personnel including players and management that had been in contact with the confirmed case have been tested and returned negative results.

After receiving advice from the HSE, Shannon Hibs have been given the go-ahead to return to action on Saturday.

“We have been in regular contact with the player, he’s having his good days (and his) bad days. Everyone at Shannon Hibs wishes him a speedy recovery,” a club statement read.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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