The former Clare hurler was talking on RTÉ’s Saturday Sport, and was adamant that it’s time for everyone to hold tough and get through this and no country teams should breaking the guidelines when it comes to this.
“I was mad, literally mad when I read some of the stories from various counties; managers telling us they were team building under medical supervision and not training, this kind of thing.
“For me, we look at the country, we look at our neighbours across the water [in England], I lost my first cousin yesterday in London, a very fit 72-year-old man… it’s a no-go now. We just have to hunker down and get the thing in control. For people to be breaking that for inter-county or whatever, that’s a no-go for me.
“Everybody has the methods now – be it through Zoom or whatever they use – everybody has an idea of how to get their programmes out.
“There’s no excuses anymore. I just think a severe punishment has to be meted out, whatever it is, whether it’s being thrown out of the league, maybe that’s not severe enough, I don’t know.
“It has to be coming from Croke Park, right from the top, to say, ‘no, this is not being tolerated, no excuses are allowed here’.