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Back in action: Greg Sloggett prepares for Dundalk training session at Oriel Park in Louth. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Back in action: Greg Sloggett prepares for Dundalk training session at Oriel Park in Louth. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

SPORTSFILE

Back in action: Greg Sloggett prepares for Dundalk training session at Oriel Park in Louth. Photo: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Sport is slowly being unleashed on a country starved of hurling, soccer, rugby and other games for three long months because of Covid-19.

For parents, the overriding question is whether it is now safe to allow youngsters back to their beloved sports clubs with their friends.

However, club officials admitted that contact training for juvenile teams, and even competitive matches, are still weeks if not months away because of the ongoing pandemic controls.