The Irish Independent are now reporting that Monaghan GAA could find themselves in a bit of hot water over secret training session that took place on the final weekend of March at Corduff GAA. Should the book be thrown at Monaghan GAA if these reports are true? We know that Dublin’s Dessie Farrell received 12 weeks from Dublin GAA, but nothing from HQ yet.
■Healthy young men training outdoors in a safe environment.
■0.1% of cases come from outdoor transmissions
■ Yet there's a lynch mob out for Dublin & Monaghan Footballers.
■Rules are Rules
But some rules beggar belief
■OPEN UP OUTDOOR LIFE NOW#Monaghan #GAA#level5 pic.twitter.com/cJyBkrzKll
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) April 8, 2021
Regardless of wether it’s safe to train outside or not, ‘we’re all in this together’ and do players and management need to be breaking rules at present, especially when we’re nearly at the end of this. There’s no doubt these acts shouldn’t be happening especially when we saw what happened to the Cork and Down football managers at the start of the year. Both managers picking up hefty bans for breaching Covid regulations.
I think there's an upside to the stories about Dublin and now Monaghan being caught training. It brings to light that people aren't actually outraged cos they know outdoor activities are safe, and the stories instead spotlight an unjust restriction.
Open up outdoors: 0.1% cases
— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) April 8, 2021
The GAA did an excellent job and the government of completing a Championship in both Hurling and Gaelic football last year, hopefully both can be done again this year.