Mayo suspend three backroom team members over Covid breach

January 12, 2021

Mayo county board have released a statement to confirm the suspensions

Mayo county board has suspended three members of the county senior football backroom team for breaching Covid-19 guidelines at last month’s All-Ireland SFC final.

The GAA’s restrictions allowed for 12 members of James Horan’s management team to attend the game against Dublin at Croke Park, but it is understood that three additional members gained access to the stadium without completing the relevant Covid-19 checks. 

The Mayo board met last Friday night and at that meeting the issue was discussed, with the following statement being released:

“Mayo GAA has examined the issue of the presence of unaccredited backroom team members at last year’s All-Ireland Football Final after it was recently brought to our attention,” the statement read.

"Following a review process, all unaccredited members of the backroom team admitted their mistake, apologised sincerely for their actions and have been suspended for three months.

"These individuals attended the game without the knowledge of the County Boards officers and the team manager.

"Mayo GAA would like to place on record our commitment to the GAA and the government’s Covid guidelines, all of which are in place for the safety and well-being of our players, members and the wider community."

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