Message from IMGA…
Dear IMGA friends,
You will now be aware that sadly Denmark MGA have had to cancel the 2020 IMGA European Team and Individual Championships due to the Danish government banning all group activities until the end of August.
Although this is very disappointing, we cannot be surprised by this decision at this moment in time.
Dear members. We hope that you are all keeping well during these extraordinary circumstances. Tonight the MGAI committee have made the decision to defer all activities until further notice. We will resume activities as soon as we are given clearance to do so. This also means that trials on 18/19 April will also be postponed. The committee will decide on when trials will take place by the middle of April (hopefully) – we are potentially looking at dates in May for this (but will depend on returning to some sort of normality!). The Irish Team Championships are now planned for 22/23 August 2020 in McGuinness’ Polo Field in Co. Louth This will double-up as an All Ireland League Date and a Celtic League date – hopefully Covid19 will be sorted by then.. https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=irishmga%40gmail.com&ctz=Europe%2FDublin“>Take care and remain safe everyone!
Following a meeting of the MGAI committee yesterday, we have regretfully decided to defer MGAI spring league for this weekend (March 15th) . We will review week by week based on current government advice regarding Covid19.
Events for 2020: The schedule as planned and circulated has been more or less agreed with our partners in MGANI and Scotland. We are excited that we will host the inaugural Celtic League in 2020. This will be a 3-legged league – hopefully for teams at all ages if we get enough entries (where there are insufficient entries it will run as pairs!). It will combine a teams competition in Co. Louth on 22/23 August hosted by MGAI, 5/6 September in Scotland and 3/4 October in Silverwood hosted by MGANI.
We are also re launching the All-Ireland league with 5 events on the Island of Ireland. This commences 28/29 March in Silverwood Arena (Lurgan) hosted by MGANI (NOTE CHANGED SCHEDULE). This will mean we will not have a pairs spring league event that weekend in Punchestown. It then continues at our Irish Championships over the Easter weekend (11/12 April) in Stradbally, Cork Show 20/21 June, 22/23 August in Louth (McGuinness Polo field) and finishing at the MGA-NI End of season show in Silverwood (3/4 October). Try to get your teams sorted for the season (if we have insufficient entries at younger age groups it will run as pairs). League rules will follow soon!