McENEANEY SUSPENDED AS MONAGHAN MANAGER AFTER BREACH OF COVID-19 TRAINING RESTRICTIONS

16 April 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan GAA has suspended senior football manager Seamus McEnaney for 12 weeks in the wake of revelations on Thursday last that the Monaghan team held a training session at Corduff in March in breach of Covid- 19 guidelines. It was reported that the Department of Justice had received an anonymous communication in relation to the training session and was supplied with footage allegedly showing players breaching Covid restrictions by taking part in collective training.

The Gardaí confirmed that they were carrying out an investigation into the matter. A statement from Monaghan GAA said that manager Seamus McEnaney had admitted that the training session was “a serious error of judgement” and had apologised unreservedly for the indiscretion. The statement said that the county’s management committee had suspended McEnaney for 12 weeks with immediate effect. It added that there would be full cooperation and compliance with any investigation into the matter launched by GAA headquarters in Croke Park. The incident came a week after Dublin suspended senior football manager Dessie Farrell for 12 weeks after footage emerged showing members of the All-Ireland- winning panel taking…

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