At this point in our lives, there is so much to deal with, with cases rising and few recoveries from the virus. GAA football is currently on hold, and it probably is the best decision made by the Gaelic Athletic Association. Siobhán Killeen has urged the public to remain calm even as we stay indoors. She was believed to be the first set of GAA footballers to contract the virus. Even at that Killeen is confident that her recovery process has progressed rapidly.
The reason why GAA football was put on hold
GAA football is a contact game and going on with normal activities goes against all preventive measures to ensure the virus is contained. COVID-19 has infected all countries in the world, with over two million confirmed cases thus far. With the rate of spread, there was no way spectators, the fire of the game, would be risked in the cold hands of the virus. Definitely, the best decision made, we don’t want to see people get sick, especially from poor decisions by the Gaelic Athletic Association
The fate of GAA football 2020 championship
The GAA held a remote conference on 17th April 2020. This congress gives schedules the formation of a management committee that reschedule and make decisions with relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Gaelic Athletic Association, GAA football is to resume within mid-May to the later periods of June.
This decision is somewhat unusual in that the GAA can manage its activities through the Board of Directors, which has the authority to do so in its current official direction. The board of directors is the senior governing body of the Gaelic Athletic association, GAA.
There is, however, a power that the Board of Directors has traditionally interpreted – just as with the application of the old Rule 42 on the use of association property, it was also allowed to decide which games could be played at GAA sites, but it has always made it clear that it will not move on the subject until the conference has ordered them.
The latter body may be implicit in giving these radical powers to the management committee, which is a creature of the Central Council according to a rule. But as another official noted, it is strange to hit the Authority in management that rare decisions may be necessary and decisions are needed to be rare and the decision base will be broader.
[In other news, Johnny Glynn suggests his GAA hurling career is over]
Johnny Glynn, who won the Liam McCarthy Award, admitted that his pitching career could be over in the mid-2020s.
The 26-year-old New York striker left for the Tribes in June’s Championship defeat to Dublin before accepting a selection role with exiled football boss Gerry Fox in the winter.
Speaking to the Long Haul podcast, brawny Glynn said he was “letting this ship sail” when asked about Galway and said he is fully committed to developing New York players in the years to come.