Simon Coveney has said he has worries for the GAA ahead of the resumption of inter-county action this weekend.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence was speaking ahead of a full round of National Football League fixtures set to take place across the country.
Meanwhile, Wexford’s senior hurlers have received news of a positive Covid-19 test within their panel.
It casts a doubt on their championship, with a Leinster semi-final against Galway scheduled for October 31st.
According to the Irish Independent the player is self-isolating, with Davy Fitzgerald’s backroom team and players awaiting the results of further tests.
Speaking of Galway, Pádraic Joyce has received a blow ahead of the resumption of their attempt to win the National League for the first time since 1981.
Four panelists from Moycullen have had to withdraw after a Covid outbreak within the club’s squad after their county title triumph.
Gareth Bradshaw, Sean Kelly, Paul Kelly and Dessie Conneelly are the Moycullen players involved swith the county set-up.
The Tribesmen welcome Mayo to Tuam Stadium on Sunday.