Inter-county training may return in the second half of April if the Government signals the easing of certain public health restrictions later today.
Recreational golf, tennis, and the permission of children to engage in non-contact training outdoors could also be on the agenda for the second half of April.
The sporting community awaits Taoiseach Micheal Martin’s address to the nation tonight.
It’s hoped – particularly within the GAA – that there will be some easing of restrictions starting from next month.
April 12th has been discussed as a possible return date for inter-county training.
However, there may be no easing of restrictions on April 5th as the government takes a phased approach to ease some measures.
Ministers have said they don’t want to do anything to put the full re-opening of schools in danger.
Instead, the easing of a limited number of restrictions next month will happen in steps.
This afternoon cabinet Ministers will consider scrapping the 5km travel rule to allow in-county travel.
Construction, underage sport, golf, tennis, and outdoor meet-ups are also set to return over a number of weeks.