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Reality bites on reopening plans

The new Government’s announcement yesterday evening that elements of Phase 4 of the Covid-19 reopening programme were being put on hold has come as a bit of a reality check. Within the GAA world, the measure that’s of most concern is the decision not to proceed for now with lifting the maximum allowable number for mass gatherings from 200 to […]

Inter-county fixtures published

The GAA have this morning published details of their plans for this year’s inter-county fixtures, following the expected return to play at county level in October. You’ll find full details published by the GAA here. On the football side of things there are no major surprises in the fixture list, as the GAA’s proposals were well trailed in advance. There […]

Club fixtures published

Mayo GAA today published details of its club fixture schedule for this summer, following the GAA’s return to play at the end of July as the Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased. Details of the full fixtures schedule published today by Mayo GAA are here. The action is set to get going on 31st July and, on the football side, […]

Light at the end of the tunnel

Finally, more than three months on from when the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in this country, the prospect of some semblance of normality returning to our lives seems to be coming into view. In tandem with the Government’s Phase 2 reopening announcement today the GAA unveiled its plans for a return to action. Full details of the GAA’s proposals, […]

Return to action this year is now looking unlikely

I was wrong about The Sunday Game the other night. The re-run they featured of the 2017 final might have been one to avoid – I certainly couldn’t face its bittersweet pain – but John Horan’s appearance on the show was of some interest. What the GAA President had to say about the likely timeframe for a return to action […]

GAA begins to bow to the inevitable on fixtures

The GAA has today finally accepted that its 2020 Championship fixture calendar – at both club and inter-county levels – cannot remain in place, due to the ongoing restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The GAA’s statement issued today is here. This is the first formal recognition from Croke Park that widespread changes to this year’s fixture list have to […]