Lockdown

LISTEN: Cian Lynch speaks about maintaining skill level during the lockdown

By Jack Neville / February 24, 2021 /

With the GAA season suspended indefinitely, uncertainty surrounds the organisation with players unable to return to training for the foreseeable future. Despite the 2020 season concluding less than two months ago there is a huge appetite among players and supporters to see the games resume. For Limerick talisman, Cian Lynch, keeping things fresh at home…

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OPINION: Whether elite or not, improved communication needed by the GAA

By Jack Neville / February 17, 2021 /

News broke last week that the resumption of Gaelic Games would be further delayed with Level 5 restrictions to remain in place in Ireland indefinitely. It is the second setback that the organisation have had to deal with since the release of draft fixture list for 2021 just over a month ago. Furthermore, the announcement…

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U-20 and Minor inter-county competitions paused until further notice from tomorrow

By Jack Neville / October 21, 2020 /

After much confusion, the GAA have now confirmed that underage intercounty competitions will be paused during the Level 5 lockdown. This comes as a blow to all involved with several competitions nearing the final stages. The statement from the organisation read. Following clarification from the Department of Sport around the staging of inter-county fixtures, the…

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REPORT: GAA to suspend all activities once again

By Jack Neville / October 5, 2020 /

After a letter of recommendatio from NPHET to move the country into Level 5, the GAA have reportedly made the decision to suspend all activities. This follows the move the organisation made in March at the onset of the first lockdown. The statement in full reads; The GAA’s Management Committee has today endorsed a decision…

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GAA seek clarity on new restrictions

By Jack Neville / August 19, 2020 /

Yesterday it was confirmed by Tasoiseach Micheal Martin that sporting events would take place behind closed doors until September 13 at the earliest. This comes only a couple of weeks removed from when games were scheduled to include up to 500 spectators. As such that never came into effect after a rise in Covid 19…

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LISTEN: “I do have a wall to hit against”- Back to basics for Will O’Donoghue

By Jack Neville / April 28, 2020 /

With the country on lockdown, everyone has had to improvise to get their daily fix of sporting activities in. Limerick hurler William O’Donoghue is no different and with the GAA pitches closed to the public, it has been back to basics for the Na Piarsaigh man. “I do have a wall to hit a ball…

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