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Club Training during lockdown
« on: January 04, 2021, 04:57:32 PM »
Apologies if there is another thread on this matter already.

Just wondering how clubs teams are training during the lockdown whilst still being compliant with the rules. Is your club giving your players programmes to follow ? Any clubs doing s&c via zoom ?

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 06:03:43 PM »
Nothing at all for a while now,depressing really ,I say we lost our minor group ove head of this , hard enough best of times with that age group

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 01:16:46 PM »
 County teams collective training banned for rest of January.
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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 03:11:21 PM »
The more motivated ones will be training away, beit on their own or whatever way they can with gyms opening and closing. GAA Club gyms have been (or meant to be....closed).

My own club was start and stop, there was a bit of running and gym work, that's been pulled again. Suppose what's the point training on pitch when you don't even know if and when your season will start?

As for the youth? There is a chance, long term now this is the end for a lot of the rural clubs that would struggle at best of times. You might not get them back in.

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 10:18:29 PM »
Down seniors were training away last night at the Abbey CBS in Newry, the cops landed and that was training over!!

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2021, 10:23:11 PM »
I know down need every advantage they can get but Jesus would they not try training on the sly somewhere a bit more inconspicuous?!

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 10:45:50 PM »
I know, did they think no one would notice the floodlights on, Ardmore police station’s just down the road!!

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 10:56:02 PM »
Most county teams training away. Monaghan under 20s training 3 times a week and the county has the worst figures in ireland!

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2021, 10:40:21 AM »
Most county teams training away. Monaghan under 20s training 3 times a week and the county has the worst figures in ireland!

Indeed. Some are more creative than others.

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2021, 11:17:36 AM »
What is wrong with people on County Boards that allow managers to bring together players for group training. Before anybody asks how does anybody know that training is ongoing it is happening. Can people not see how contagious this disease is and even the deniers who say it doesn't affect young people - catch yourself on. Croke Park needs to have the b**ls to take action now and call a halt to all activities until it is safe and enforce this ruling . Counties who are training need to be severally punished and banned from playing in any championship games in 2021.

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2021, 11:25:21 AM »
What is wrong with people on County Boards that allow managers to bring together players for group training. Before anybody asks how does anybody know that training is ongoing it is happening. Can people not see how contagious this disease is and even the deniers who say it doesn't affect young people - catch yourself on. Croke Park needs to have the b**ls to take action now and call a halt to all activities until it is safe and enforce this ruling . Counties who are training need to be severally punished and banned from playing in any championship games in 2021.

You realise you are asking Croke Park to hold amateur players, to professional standard?

This is where the GAA leaves itself open by continuing to play up the amateur ethos. So you want Down banned from playing Championship in 2021? Who covers the costs of them not entering? Who pays back the sponsors? Did you ever think the players WANTED to train?

I would imagine Down County Board read about training like the rest of us.

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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2021, 11:42:29 AM »
Why do so many GAA units think rules are only for others?
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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2021, 11:52:06 AM »
I am not holding anybody to any level - what I am saying is that if you are a member of an organisation you abide by the rules of that organisation. The GAA have suspended all training at all level until 12th or 15th January - full stop. How is that holding anybody to a "professional level" - more a common sense level. The post is not only directed at Down but at all counties who are breaking the rule about training

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2021, 12:03:44 PM »
Spot on, the GAA is the governing body of our chosen sports and they set the rules which the teams follow, it shouldn’t be any more complicated than that.  Now more than every teams should be heading their rules ffs. 
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Re: Club Training during lockdown
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2021, 12:07:25 PM »
DOWN could be in serious hot water with the GAA after police attended an outdoor session held by the county’s senior football team on Tuesday night.

Following a report from the public of people “playing on the pitches” at Abbey CBS in Newry, PSNI officers arrived.

Having established that “no breaches of regulations had taken place as it was an elite team”, the officers left, a PSNI spokesperson said.

However, the GAA are likely to take a dim view of the apparent breach of their own regulations issued on Tuesday morning which forbid inter-county teams from any indoor or outdoor gathering until at least the end of January.

Following a call with county chairmen, a letter from Ard Stiurthoir outlined that counties in breach “will be dealt with under rule 7.2 (e) Misconduct considered to have discredited the association.”

The penalty for any breach is a minimum eight-week suspension for the team or unit in question, or where appropriate, a fine, disqualification or expulsion from the association.

Down have denied that any training session took place but said that “around 18” players, including some new call-ups, had been present in two separate groups, where they were given programmes to follow in preparation for the resumption of collective training.

Chairman Jack Devaney insisted that Down had “adhered to the directives from the GAA and we will continue to do so”.

“Our panel hadn’t been together since the Ulster semi-final and don’t plan to be back in collective training until early February as it stands,” he told The Irish News.

“A number of panel, including potential new players, were brought together last night and the management went through their individual programme plans and what they expect of them for the coming weeks, because they won’t be back together for a while.

“Someone obviously called the police in, but they were satisfied that there was no issue.”

The GAA’s leadership are likely to take a dim view of the gathering, although Down may circumnavigate punishment by claiming they did not specifically breach any regulations as it took place on Abbey CBS’ playing fields, which is not strictly GAA property, even though Down use it as their base in the absence of a permanent training centre.

The new regulations laid down by the GAA earlier in the week explicitly told counties that neither collective training nor games are permitted, as well as “outdoor gatherings on GAA property”.

https://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2021/01/07/news/police-attend-down-session-2179826/