Yesterday’s Government announcement on the latest national roadmap raised more questions than answers from a GAA point of view.
The GAA’s Covid Advisory Group are due to meet in the coming days to debate the Association’s response to Level 5 restrictions being extended until April 5th amidst growing uncertainty over the 2021 GAA inter-county and club seasons.
Former Dublin midfielder and RTE pundit Ciaran Whelan suggests clubs should now take precedence over inter-county action and his ex-team-mate Bernard Brogan agrees with him…
Not looking likely any inter county GAA until at least May - surely club now first. Unreasonable to leave club players waiting till sep to play champo games after a tough few months. Inter county later in year with some crowds hopefully after vaccine program?— Ciaran Whelan (@whelo35) February 23, 2021
Agree with Whelo here, the benefits for the 98% of Gaa who are club players and all that goes with getting back on the pitch far outweighs any argument for inter country. https://t.co/TE2pNgfd37— Bernard Brogan (@bernardbrogan) February 23, 2021
Club championship doesn’t start till then any other year anyway? And intercounty allowed in stage 4, while club is stage 3. Why waste time waiting for stage 3 to happen when intercounty can be played.— John McGrath (@john_mc_grath) February 24, 2021