Carlow football manager Niall Carew says it’s very hard to plan anything with his side when you’ve no target to aim at.
The GAA season is currently suspended after it was deemed not to be an elite sport under the government’s current lockdown restrictions.
Players are doing their own training with programmes set by the coaches.
Niall told Scoreline that the players are frustrated as they do like a structure.
“It’s our job to keep the structure going you know, but you’re right, you cant turn on and off a player like that, they’re only human, so we have to go back to the drawing board again and maybe have a down load week, to talk to the strength and conditioning team and that, see what’s best for the players” said Niall.
“Players will know their own bodies better than anyone, so there’s a good link between the whole lot of them there and we’ll make sure that we keep them good and fresh but it is very frustrating”.
Meanwhile a report in the Irish Independent this morning says “Gaa officials are not expecting change to the status of inter-county activity when the Government updates its ‘Living with Covid’ plan for the country next week, despite Louth GAA chairman Peter Fitzpatrick reiterating his belief that inter-county GAA can get a quicker than expected green light to resume early next month”.
It also said “Fitzpatrick said he had spoken with Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers late last week and he took from that conversation that a review of inter-county activity resuming in March could be favourable”.