'The world has gone mad' - Oisin McConville on Dublin breaking GAA training ban

April 04, 2021

Oisin McConville. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Oisin McConville says the 'world has gone mad' with overreaction to the group of Dublin senior footballers who broke the GAA training ban.

Dublin players were photographed conducting a training session in Balgriffin last Wednesday morning in what was also a breach of Government Covid-19 guidelines. Dublin's management committee subsequently hit manager Dessie Farrell with a 12-week suspension as the GAA expressed "frustration and extreme disappointment" at the revelations.

However, Armagh All-Ireland winner McConville wasn't surprised Dublin were training and feels the incident is being blown out of proportion by the media.

"I was in no way disappointed. The world has truly gone mad," the Crossmaglen clubman told BBC Radio Ulster's Sportsound.

"If you look at the reports in the last few days you will see shock, horror, embarrassment, disappointment.

"I understand the rules and why they are there but you had eight or nine players on a pitch in the open air kicking a ball around.

"The Dublin county board have known how to act in terms of PR but a mountain has been made out of a molehill."

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