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GAA's return to play will involve delicate balancing act and best available advice

Dick Clerkin



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Monaghan county chairman Michael McMahon. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile

Monaghan county chairman Michael McMahon. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile

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Monaghan county chairman Michael McMahon. Photo: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile

On Sunday afternoon at the same time Monaghan and Cavan should have been reflecting on a mouthwatering Ulster Championship tie in Clones, #Covididiots was trending on twitter. Images of jubilant VE-celebrating Brits singing Vera Lynn took over social media where Seamus 'Banty' McEnaney, Marty Morrissey et al should have reigned.

From the moment this year's draw was made, Seamus, along with every Monaghan player and supporter, would have been salivating at the prospect of a rematch with our neighbours following last summer's humbling defeat.

But will it ever go ahead? And when? This, amongst a myriad of considerations, is facing the GAA at present and , as a member of the newly formed Covid-19 advisory group, I will be involved in the discussions this coming week.