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Back in action: Clubs across the country have returned to training but the situation at county level is up in the air

Back in action: Clubs across the country have returned to training but the situation at county level is up in the air

�INPHO/James Crombie

Back in action: Clubs across the country have returned to training but the situation at county level is up in the air

The chances of intercounty teams being sanctioned for breaking the rules around collective training seems virtually impossible given the mechanism considered to implement it.

A number of counties that had been meeting up for collective training have now temporarily halted activities as the issue comes under serious scrutiny over the last 10 days since senior GAA figures refrained from stating a punishment would be set in place for those that flouted the rules.

Some counties had pods of players meeting up to do weights sessions, but others were in the middle of full-scale collective training with full contact. Concerns were raised when some players were unable to take part in club activities after heavy training loads.