It will be July before Dessie Farrell can have any involvement with his Dublin footballers.
The All Ireland-winning manager’s been banned for twelve weeks by his own county board for a breach of Covid-19 guidelines.
Nine players were photographed conducting a training session in Balgriffin on Wednesday morning.
Dublin GAA has called the incident a “serious error of judgment”.
The Gardai and GAA are still conducting their own investigations, with Dublin GAA’s suspension unlikely to prevent them from dishing out punishments of their own.
A statement from Dublin GAA read:
Dublin GAA acknowledge that, following an investigation this afternoon, there was a breach of Covid-19 guidelines yesterday morning.
The County Management Committee have suspended Dublin Senior Football manager Dessie Farrell for 12 weeks with immediate effect.
The Dublin senior football management and players recognise that this was a serious error of judgement and apologise unreservedly for their actions.
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— The GAA (@officialgaa) April 1, 2021