Following meetings between the Government and the three Gaelic Games governing bodies (GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Camogie Association), the Government representatives clarified that inter-county Gaelic Games activity is not covered under the current Level 5 exemptions for elite sports. As such a return to intercounty training or games is not permitted under the current restrictions.
It was also clear that there will not be any change to this position post-March 5th when the restrictions currently in place are reviewed. It is the view of the GAA’s Covid Advisory group that no on field activity will be permitted – training or games – until Easter at the earliest.
The extended delay to the planned return of the inter county season will have knock-on effects for both the inter county and club games programmes originally planned for 2027. As of now the GAA have made no firm decisions on what competitions may or may not be facilitated in any revised fixture programme.