Return to Play

GAA confirm April 19 return for Intercounty training

By Jack Neville / March 31, 2021 /

It was confirmed last night by the government that intercounty GAA squads will be permitted to return to training on April 19. The decision is a welcome one after squads were originally scheduled to return to training in mid January. It was also announced that non-contact underage training in pods of 15 will be permitted…

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GAA regains Elite status and is set for May return under latest ‘Living with Covid’ plan

By Jack Neville / February 24, 2021 /

The GAA will have to wait until the country moves into a Level 4 lockdown before the resumption of activities after the latest Living with Covid plan was announced last night. With the situation to be assessed at the outset of April, it is hopeful that intercounty players will be able to return to training…

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WATCH: Hear from each of Munster’s nine summer recruits

By Jack Neville / August 12, 2020 /

Nine players have joined the Munster senior squad this summer and they have caught up with each new squad member to speak about their early weeks as a senior Munster player. Five of the players are graduates of the Greencore Munster Rugby Academy with four newcomers joining the club. The average age of the nine…

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No water carrier but water breaks as GAA reiterate new rules for return to play

By Jack Neville / July 10, 2020 /

Ahead of the return to championship action in the GAA from next week, the association have drawn up a list of rules which must be observed to ensure the safe return to play. The most drastic change will see the introduction of a water break which will happen for a minute between the 15th and…

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Proposed August date set for Pro 14 return

By Jack Neville / June 19, 2020 /

Saturday, August 22 has been set as a target date for the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 season to restart across all five competing territories. The target date was agreed at the PRO14 Board meeting on Tuesday (June 9) based upon the information currently available from each jurisdiction in which the Guinness PRO14 is played. Since announcing…

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IRFU Medical Director Outlines Protocols For Provinces’ Return To Training

By Jack Neville / June 17, 2020 /

Jumping from one call to another, the IRFU’s Medical Director, Dr Rod McLoughlin, has been one of the busiest and most important individuals in Irish Rugby during the COVID-19 pandemic as months of meticulous planning is implemented ahead of the phased return to training for the senior provincial squads from next Monday onwards. Since the suspension…

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