The Dublin County Board will be the first body to deal with the fallout of the breach of collective training by a number of high profile senior inter county footballers yesterday.
The Irish Independent revealed that at least nine players broke COVID-19 restrcitions by engaging in a series of group training drills at the Innisfails GAA club in North Dublin.
Big story on the frontpage today:
Dublin footballers engaged in secret dawn training session hours after GAA warned all counties that any breaches of Covid rules could put their return plans “in serious jeopardy”. pic.twitter.com/w463VDfy7D
— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) April 1, 2021
Among those reported to be in the session were Footballer of the Year Brian Fenton, Jonny Cooper, and Brian Howard.
The development involving the All-Ireland champions is a setback to the GAA’s plans to allow inter-county panels to return to collective training on April 19th.
Former GAA President Sean Kelly says Croke Park will have to intervene.
“It’s disappointing , especially coming from the six in a row Dubs. They have a responsibility with that accolade to set a good example. Every club and every county are probably frustrated that they cannot get back on the feel, but there is a road-map there.
The GAA have outlined the guidelines and everybody has to stick by them. I think the GAA will certainly have to look at it very strongly and they will have to be consistent in the way apply the rules. They have to apply to everybody”.
Here are the Dublin footballers singing the great “Prefontaine” by Versatile after their recent All ireland win :
6 IN A ROW LETS GO DUBLIN FUCKING CHAMPIONS BLASTING PREFONTAINE TO CELEBRATE WE ARE BURSTING WITH PRIDE 💙🏆💙🏆💙 pic.twitter.com/2XBRjvU4T6
— VERSATILE (@outburstpal) December 20, 2020