It’s hoped the GAA season could begin in May, with the return of the Allianz Leagues.
Confusion arose from the government’s new “living with Covid roadmap which was unveiled last night by the Taoiseach to the country.
The document had listed inter-county GAA alongside elite sports permissible under level-4 and level-3 restrictions, however, the Taoiseach said current restrictions will remain in place until April 5th at the earliest.
It states “staggered start of easing of other areas of restriction with a focus on outdoor activities including sport and some areas of construction”.
It’s hoped inter-county training can then resume with a view to starting the Allianz Leagues in May.
Meanwhile, Carlow hurler Brian Treacy believes the clubs should return first this year as he says last year was one of the most enjoyable he has had in his career.
The Naomh Eoin man says training and playing with your club every week was great.
“I think I share the same opinion as probably nearly every player in the country that last year from a club perspective and playing with your clubmates, it was definitely one of the most enjoyable years that I had anyway,” said Brian.
“Playing with the club, getting to train with them as often as we did, it’s not easy in a normal year as you’re giving everything to the county set up” he added.