Tailteann Cup in doubt for 2021

March 01, 2021

GAA Director General Tom Ryan. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

GAA director general Tom Ryan has cast doubt over whether the Tailteann Cup will go ahead in 2021.

Originally set to debut in 2020, the second-tier football competition could be pushed back another year due to the uncertainty that surrounds this year’s campaign.

Speaking in his address at Congress last Saturday, Mr Ryan stated that the B Championship is in doubt for 2021 and outlined the point again when speaking to media afterwards.

"I suppose that logic dictates that something's going to have to give. Specifically, I don't know what that it is," he is quoted saying by Sky Sports GAA.

"I can't remember what exactly I said [at Congress] but I didn't rule it out. From my own perspective at the moment everything seems to be challenged. To be honest I don't know what we'll be able to play and what we won't be able to play. An awful lot will depend on what latitude we're permitted by the Government and the time that we're left with.

"On the theme of last year, we'll do everything we can to get as much as we can played but we haven't gone into specifics.

“We've all manner of contingency plans but three or four of them have already been torn up and thrown out since the start of the year. I genuinely don't know."

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