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Philip Lowry: I contracted Covid over Christmas but I couldn't feel safer playing Irish League football

Crues ace battled virus but he's confident clubs are minimising infection risk

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Philip Lowry and his wife Elaine suffered only mild coronavirus symptoms.

Philip Lowry and his wife Elaine suffered only mild coronavirus symptoms.

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Philip Lowry and his wife Elaine suffered only mild coronavirus symptoms.

Crusaders midfielder Philip Lowry - one of the Irish League stars who has battled Covid-19 - says he feels safe playing the game.

Lowry and his wife Elaine were self-isolating over Christmas after contracting the virus but they only suffered mild symptoms and the former Linfield ace was fit enough to feature in the Danske Bank Premiership games against Warrenpoint Town and Cliftonville this month.

Northern Ireland's top tier is allowed to be played behind closed doors as an elite sport, but the Northern Ireland Football League felt a suspension until January 23 was necessary in light of concerns expressed by some players, club officials and referees.


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