Inter-county training may not return as planned this month with coronavirus cases continuing to increase across Ireland.
All inter-county sides are due to begin training for the upcoming league campaign on January 15th, but this may no longer be the case as the GAA is considering a change in that date.
The GAA released a statement regarding the resumption of inter-county training earlier today. The Association reaffirmed their intention for training to begin on the 15th of January but also stressed that this may not be feasible due to the current position the country finds itself in.
“The GAA’s intention remains that collective outdoor training for senior inter-county panels only may re-commence from January 15th. However, given the current growth rates in virus transmission, this date is under review,” read a statement by the GAA.
If training is not allowed to commence on January 15th, preparations for the Allianz Leagues which starts at the end of February will be severely hampered for inter-county teams.
Meanwhile, the GAA also emphasised that all club grounds must remain closed, and no club matches can take place due to the Level 5 restrictions that have been put in place by the Government.