Westmeath talisman John Heslin says his tweet expressing online page about the return of inter-county motion used to be a case of asking a are expecting about the precautions in online page to preserve all stakeholders safe in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
After scoring 0-08 on his return to inter-county motion, Heslin talked about he used to be the first man at the pitch and is eager to restart the season.
The St Loman’s Mullingar clubman took to social media on Wednesday and acknowledged: “At what stage does the ‘Inter-county return badly wished in these grim days’ commentary close?”
He added: “I’m enthusiastic from a smartly being and welfare standpoint, both individually and collectively, for those contributing to the inter-county season”.
Heslin used to be enthusiastic on Saturday as Westmeath beat Laois at TEG Cusack Park of their first competitive fixture for the rationale that months-long hiatus attributable to the pandemic.
Speaking after that Allianz League victory, he advised RTÉ’s Saturday Sport that the valuable nature of unique events triggered him to ask the viability of going forward with video games from a smartly being and welfare standpoint.
“First day straight away I was about to delete it because my phone used to be vibrating and it used to be slack and I did now not are eager to be on the phone,” he talked about.
“But all I did used to be question the are expecting. I feel at this stage I’ve declined every person who wished a extra interview because it be now not essentially my online page to debate.
“I accurate asked the are expecting: Are there precautions keep in online page for the total inter-county discipline-up, now not accurate the players?
At what stage does the “Inter-county return badly wished in these grim days” commentary close?
I’m enthusiastic from a smartly being and welfare standpoint, both individually and collectively, for those contributing to the inter-county season #GAA https://t.co/XfSer3hIOP
— John Heslin (@jheslin14) October 14, 2020
“I feel it is a valuable effort and other individuals need to be cognisant of that but I accurate asked the are expecting and note, I are eager to play. I was the first one down ready to play this day and that is now not what I was talking about.
“I was asking a bigger image. We have gotten a ingredient as a nation. I’ll essentially clarify you one ingredient, the first ingredient I was asked to total the total pandemic at the very open used to be keep out a message by the HSE to be a breeze-setter as an inter-county player and verbalize what we have now got to total. We want to preserve our distance, wash our arms and the total leisure.
“So it be gone a tiny bit different from that and we’re going through a tiny little bit of a fight as a nation.”
He added that he used to be “happy” to be playing soccer and “if it brings excitement to other individuals, that is huge and Westmeath have keep in valuable precautions for us this day”.
With Heslin scoring eight substances as Westmeath saw off Laois 1-18 to 0-13 of their Division 2 bump into, he expressed pride with the methodology his aspect had performed.
“It used to be excellent. That used to be our first competitive game for the rationale that ideal membership championship that used to be performed all summer season,” talked about the St Loman’s clubman.
“We started smartly and the men did beautifully smartly, so we had been elated with the efficiency.”