The GAA will meet next week to discuss what the extended Covid 19 restrictions will mean for the inter-county season.
As things stand, there’s no plan to restructure the Leagues, but they may not start until the end of March.
This year’s Allianz Hurling League could look very different as a result of the extension of lockdown, it’s reported the hurling league could be reformatted on a geographical basis.
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An update on the 2021 season could be given after the GAA’s Covid-19 Advisory Group meet on Monday next.
The 5th of March date for extended lockdown measures brings the south in line with similar restrictions in Northern Ireland.
It is not expected that inter-county training will resume before the date and given that county teams will need a few weeks to prepare for competitions as a group, that means it could be late March before there’s any games.
The leagues had been scheduled to begin on the last weekend of February.
Back in January, some county treasurers felt that the leagues should be shelved for the year because of costs.
The GAA is now projecting a loss of €17m for 2021.