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.
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”.
*Update the GAA have now released a statement.
Previously an eight week ban was given to Down football manager Paddy Tally and a 12 week ban to Cork Football boss Ronan McCarthy. These where in relation to Co-vid 19 training breaches.
Here are the Dublin footballers singing the great “Prefontaine” by Versatile after their recent All ireland win :
Ah Bollocks indeed.