A plan to allow inter-county GAA teams resume training at some point this summer is under consideration at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The plan, first reported on the RTÉ Your Politics podcast, is at a very early stage of development.

It would rely on the extensive testing of players, management and the backroom teams in each county.

This could involve testing upwards of 2,000 people on a regular basis.

It's understood there is a sensitivity around progressing this plan at the moment given the focus on limiting people’s movements but the details of the proposal continue to be worked on.

Such a move would have to get approval from the National Public Health Emergency Team and the Government.

If this were to happen it would raise the possibility at least of some competitive GAA games taking place this year behind closed doors. 

However, restrictions on other sports classified as low-risk such as golf and cycling are set to be lifted before the GAA plan is progressed.  


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