The latest news from the GAA world on the 3rd of February 2021
Both Ronan McCarthy of Cork and Paddy Tally of Down have received suspensions from the GAA, which will prohibit them from overseeing collective training for the next twelve weeks.
The punishment comes after both managers organised a training session in recent weeks; breaching the GAA’s Covid-19 guidelines.
The Irish Examiner have also reported that the counties could be forced to concede an Allianz League fixture.
The Cork football team were filmed by a member of the public training on the beach in Youghal, which was labelled as a “team building exercise” by Ronan McCarthy.
The Down footballers gathered in Abbey CBS before they were reported to the PSNI who investigated the incident.
The GAA’s Covid advisory group has postponed the return of inter-county training for at least two weeks and until it is responsible to do so.
Meanwhile in Kerry, former captain Paul Galvin has turned down a coaching role with Peter Keane’s backroom team for the upcoming season.
With Galvin now living in Mayo, it is believed that a combination of logistical issues and work commitments prevented him from taking up the position, despite having held positive talks with Keane.
Former U21 coach Kieran Cronin is now expected to take on the role.
Kerry will be looking to bounce back after a premature exit to last year’s championship, having suffered an agonising defeat to Cork in the Munster semi-final.