The GAA have issued a statement in response to today’s earlier story in the Irish Independent about nine Dublin Footballers potentially breaking covid rules.
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, however they have yet to release a statement. Among those training in North Dublin were Among those reported to be in the session were Footballer of the Year Brian Fenton, Jonny Cooper, and Brian Howard.
Here is the GAA statement in full :
“It is with frustration and extreme disappointment that the GAA acknowledges reports today of a potential breach of both our own Covid guidelines and those of the Government relating to the restrictions in place around team training.
Less than 48 hours ago, the Association reiterated its commitment to these current guidelines and called for continued compliance in the weeks ahead.
The GAA will pursue the allegations with the units in question at the earliest opportunity and will invoke any necessary disciplinary processes as appropriate.
In the meantime, while we acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of Counties and Clubs have complied in an appropriate and responsible way with the restrictions currently in place, we once again call on our members and units to uphold the integrity of the Association as part of our ongoing efforts to play our role in thwarting the virus and ensuring a return to activity when it is safe to do so.”