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Nervy time: Mickey Donnelly and Aghaloo had to be tested after an opposition player was found to have Covid-19

Nervy time: Mickey Donnelly and Aghaloo had to be tested after an opposition player was found to have Covid-19

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Nervy time: Mickey Donnelly and Aghaloo had to be tested after an opposition player was found to have Covid-19

One week on from the first confirmed case of a GAA star playing while infected with coronavirus, a manager caught up in the situation has expressed his hope that club players aren't being used as "guinea pigs" in order to push through an inter-county season.

Aghaloo O'Neill's met Eglish in the opening round of the Tyrone All-County Football League on July 19, and a player from the latter subsequently received a positive result from a coronavirus test.

Both Eglish and Aghaloo then suspended all club activities with a great deal of trepidation in each community, despite the Tyrone county board instructing Aghaloo to continue on as normal.