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Talking Sport Podcast: Laois GAA chairman on looking after club players as we await the ‘Covid’ championship

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Ever since the GAA announced their roadmap for clubs and counties for the 2020 season, players and coaches across the country have been figuring out how to approach what will be a campaign like none ever before.

On this week’s LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast, we have an interview with Laois GAA chairman Peter O’Neill.

He chats about how Laois arrived at their decision to run this year’s championship, why it was important to be fair to club players and how the county teams will manage their new slot in the calendar when inter-county action resumes in October.

O’Neill also addresses the issue of Laois GAA finances, why they hope to get crowds to games and why streaming games live online offers problems as well as solutions.

With Alan Hartnett on holidays, Steven Miller is in the presenter’s chair where he is joined by guest Bernard Rochford.

A regular on the Talking Sport podcast and a dual player with Mountmellick he talks about what the schedule will mean for hurlers and footballers and how teams might resume collective training.

With a range of issues still unresolved in terms of playing games post the Coronavirus restrictions, we wonder how differents teams will respond.

We also take a look at the actual championship draws across the top three grades in hurling and football.

You can listen in full here and subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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