Ciarán Murphy: Did Tyrone decide missing training was more risky than not getting vaccinated?

Feargal Logan calling the jab a ‘conundrum’ makes Kerry postponement a lucky break

Tyrone boss Feargal Logan has said the issue of vaccination among players was a ‘conundrum’. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Tyrone boss Feargal Logan has said the issue of vaccination among players was a ‘conundrum’. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Feargal Logan, Tyrone joint-manager speaking to Declan Bogue of the Irish Examiner about the level of vaccination in their squad – Monday, August 16th: “In fairness part of the consideration this year was because it was a compressed league and championship, we were anxious that if guys were vaccinated they might go under for two weeks. And that might inhibit their performance. Vaccination has been a conundrum. We didn’t make it mandatory across the board. There are some players vaccinated for a variety of reasons, be they on the front line, or work in health.”

Tyrone had played their cards absolutely perfectly over the course of the weekend of August 14th and 15th. On that Saturday, they announced that they were pulling out of the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry due to the high incidence of Covid-19 in their camp.

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