Clare hurling legend Anthony Daly has called on the GAA to come down hard on teams if they find there has been any breach of the current training ban.
No collective training for inter-county teams was allowed until January 15th but that has been pushed back to next month under new guidance issued by the Association earlier this week in response to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases.
Reports emerged this week of inter-county teams meeting collectively and Daly says the GAA need to take a zero tolerance approach with such incidents by imposing a more "severe punishment".
"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," the former All-Ireland winning captain told RTÉ's Saturday Sport.
He continued: "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'."Tweet