UNDERAGE LOCKDOWN IS EASED

30 April 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

TRAINING ALLOWED IN PODS

Colm Shalvey reports

Pitches all over the country were once again full of activity this week after a lengthy pause, as underage training finally resumed almost four months into 2021. As part of the gradual easing of Government guidelines finally easing, juvenile training was belatedly permitted to return via pods of 15 on Monday on a non-contact basis. There was a tangible sense of excitement and anticipation as scores of teams across Monaghan in different codes were among the many all over the country to get back to collective training. Senior figures in Irish sporting bodies warmly welcomed the return, including GAA President Larry McCarthy who expressed hope for juvenile players to be given “as many games opportunities as possible” once they are allowed. In a letter to the Association’s juvenile coaches, McCarthy wrote: “Monday, April 26 is a significant date for the GAA as our clubs continue the resumption of activity. It is the date when activity finally resumes in clubs all over…

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