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Stay alert: Dr Hugh Gallagher says wider social interactions in GAA are riskier than on-pitch battles

Stay alert: Dr Hugh Gallagher says wider social interactions in GAA are riskier than on-pitch battles

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Stay alert: Dr Hugh Gallagher says wider social interactions in GAA are riskier than on-pitch battles

Last Monday night, Omagh St Enda's players stepped out onto the Healy Park pitch for their first full-contact session since the GAA shutdown almost four months ago.

It had been a long time coming. The club had spent the lockdown wisely and had appointed a Covid group within their membership. They were lucky enough to be able to call upon the advice of one of their senior players, Dr Hugh Gallagher.

Club captain when they won the county title back in 2014, Gallagher is one of three brothers who play for St Enda's engaged with the coronavirus pandemic.