GAA DELAY RETURN TO COLLECTIVE TRAINING

5 February 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey reports

The GAA’s Covid advisory group has determined that it would be “irresponsible to permit a return to collective training at this time”. The recent reduction in Covid-19 case numbers has, however, given Croke Park officials renewed hope that “the commencement of competitions in the month of March is a definite possibility”.

Communication to clubs and counties this week from GAA President John Horan; Director General Tom Ryan; and Director of Player, Club, and Games Administration, Feargal McGill, confirmed the extension of the delayed return to training for senior inter-county teams, but offered some hope for an upcoming restart. The officials also re-iterated that they are “conscious that outstanding club games from 2020 and the remaining games in the 2020 Minor and U20 inter- county competitions need to be factored into the …

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