GAA outline punishments for co...


GAA outline punishments for county training breaches

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The GAA has confirmed that players taking part in collective inter-county training before September 14th won't be covered by insurance and teams could be kicked out of the Championship for breaching the rules. 

County chairpersons unanimously approved the measures last Friday and in an e-mail circulated to clubs last night, gaelic games' governing body announced that punishments would be applied under Rule 7.2 (e), which relate to "Misconduct Considered to have Discredited the Association".

"Penalties: Member - A minimum 8 weeks suspension. Debarment and Expulsion from the Association may also be considered.

"Team/Unit - Where suspension is deemed appropriate - a minimum of 8 weeks. Expulsion from the Association, Disqualification, a Fine, Deduction of Points in League Competitions (not Championship) may also be considered".

"The holding of collective training sessions at inter-county level before September 14th 2020 will be considered by An Coiste Bainistíochta a direct contravention of Association policy and as such will be dealt with under the disciplinary processes of the Association,' they confirmed.

"Additionally, it was re-affirmed that there will be no GAA Player Injury Scheme cover or expenses in place for inter-county training until that date. In the event of any breach of the above it was agreed that our current rules will provide the basis for sanctions where appropriate.

"If a club has a grievance in relation to the availability of their County players, or feel a County team in their County are holding collective training sessions before September 14th, they are encouraged to submit a formal complaint to Croke Park.

"Any such correspondence must come from the official Secretary email address of the club. The county in question will be forwarded the correspondence and asked to respond to the issues raised within 48 hours of receipt."

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