GAA release statement on Dublin training breach

The GAA have released a strongly worded statement following a story in this morning’s Irish Independent that a number of senior Dublin footballers took part in group training drills yesterday.

The session took place in Innisfails GAA club in North Dublin breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

According to the report among those in the session were Footballer of the Year Brian Fenton, Jonny Cooper, and Brian Howard.

In a statement released just after 11am, the GAA said:

“It is with frustration and extreme disappointment that the GAA acknowledges reports today of a potential breach of both our own Covid guidelines and those of the Government relating to the restrictions in place around team training. 

“Less than 48 hours ago, the Association reiterated its commitment to these current guidelines and called for continued compliance in the weeks ahead. 

“The GAA will pursue the allegations with the units in question at the earliest opportunity and will invoke any necessary disciplinary processes as appropriate. 

“In the meantime, while we acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of Counties and Clubs have complied in an appropriate and responsible way with the restrictions currently in place, we once again call on our members and units to uphold the integrity of the Association as part of our ongoing efforts to play our role in thwarting the virus and ensuring a return to activity when it is safe to do so.”

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