Twitter is flooded with reactions to Dublin senior football manager Dessie Farrell being banned after pictures emerged of a recent training session involving nine Dublin footballers and a coach at Innisfails GAA club...
Farrell was suspended for 12 weeks by the Dublin management committee as a result of an internal investigation into the breach of Covid-19 regulations.
In response to the revelations, Dublin GAA stated: "The Dublin senior football management and players recognise that this was a serious error of judgement and apologise unreservedly for their actions."
The GAA said they will "pursue" the allegations and "invoke any necessary disciplinary processes as appropriate."
Take a look at some of the reactions here:
Have a premium subscription @Independent_ie and this is front page news - I’m not saying that it was right what went on (by no means) but front page? All that’s going on at the min and this is your headline story? #ForShame #subcriptionCancelled— Diarmuid Connolly (@dermoc123) April 1, 2021
If the Dubs lose home advantage for their league games they'll have to play them in Croke Park— Gavin Cooney (@gcooney93) April 1, 2021
If the GAA also hand a ban down to Dessie Farrell then it cannot be concurrent. It's absoloutly pointless to ban him for the same time his own county have. Its the GAA, not Dublin, who should be hamding out the punishments #DublinGAA— Michael Kelly (@Kellymike87) April 1, 2021
#DublinGAA should be allowed to train outdoors just like everyone else should be allowed to train outdoors. This lockdown has really started to bring out the nasty side of some people. It's all getting a little farcical in little old Eire.— Jay G (@JayGMusic1) April 1, 2021
Dublin GAA should have to rescind their last two All Ireland football titles and give one each to Laois and Westmeath to not have us with the weight of history on our shoulders across the Midlands.— Joe Troy (@TheRealJT23) April 1, 2021
Dessie Farrell isn’t going to be gone for all the meaningless games.— david morrissey (@dmorr80) April 1, 2021
He’ll be back for Leinster 1/4 final.
Balgriffin Graveyard runs up the flank of Innisfails GAA ground where the Dubs were training...— Joe Ó Muirċeartaiġ (@muirioch) April 1, 2021
...this story will hardly be the graveyard of Dubs' seven-in-a-row ambitions.
I genuinely think those Dublin players have done nothing wrong. 9 lads kicking around, which is proven to be safe.— Conor McKenna (@conormckenna98) April 1, 2021
Non contact - non story #GAA
Not considered an elite sport, less lads in that field 100m sq pitch than there is in any park / basketball court / dunnes stores etc / a lot of houses - in this weather , absolute rubbish. Dead right to go kicking a ball together , a lot worse things out there #GAA #DublinGAA— Sean Dowd (@SeanDow13459151) April 1, 2021
Instead of people giving out about the wider #GAA,start speaking out about the House Parties around the Country, big numbers of people gathering on the Dodder & widespread drinking in public parks etc the last few weeks. #Covid19Ireland #LockdownIreland— L. NíHéineacháin (@LaobhaoiseNihE) April 1, 2021
Has to be April Fools, sure they haven’t a competitive game coming up for 9/10 years https://t.co/1CruEf3t2b— Seán Gannon (@CannonGannon9) April 1, 2021
How the hell did the Dublin GAA players not think they'd be recognised?— Alan Kinsella (@electionlit) April 1, 2021
Anyone that goes out to take photos of other people for the purpose of posting them online to slate them for breaking restrictions, needs to take a long, hard look at themselves & their miserable lives. #LockdownIreland— Gillian Murphy (@Gill_Murphy) April 1, 2021
Dessie Farrell @DubGAAOfficial manager has been suspended for 12 weeks after an investigation into a breach of Covid-19 guidelines by some Dublin players. The County Board say: 'Management and players recognise that this was a serious error of judgement and apologise unreservedly— Brian Carthy (@briancarthyrte) April 1, 2021
I hope the Dublin players swept the dressing rooms.— Chris O grady (@ChrisOgrady2) April 1, 2021