As the GAA emerges from its coronavirus-enforced hiatus, Tomás Ó Sé has warned against divisive club v county arguments. 

GAA clubs can open their doors to adults from today, while underage players can return from Saturday.

Ó Sé hopes that the joy of a return to action isn't tainted by partisan bickering. 

The Sunday Game analyst told listeners to RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime: "Initially when we said we were going back, everybody was really, really upbeat about it. 

"Then when there was this conflict between club and county there was this kind of arguing going on and it kind of brought the mood down.

"I really think we need to be positive. 

"Club players are going to get matches, inter-county players are going to get matches - hopefully safely - and I think we should be a little more upbeat about it."

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There have been suggestions from certain quarters that player lockdown may have prompted some players to reappraise the level of commitment required to make it at inter-county level. 

However, Ó Sé believes that's an issue hurlers and footballers have wrestled with for some time. 

"I think that argument will always be there. 

"The inter-county game is an elite. It's not a professional sport, but the preparation, the amount of time that goes into it, it's a constant bugbear in the GAA - the conflict between club and county. 

"Is county too serious? Is there too much time involved? There' are pros and cons on both sides. 

"There was this thing at the start - could they be doing more of the workload at home through the Zoom? Is there a need for them to have as many collective sessions as they do have? 

"I think it will go back to the same way that it was.  

"I have no doubt that inter-county teams have an eye on October and they are preparing as we speak. 

"The window at the moment is for clubs, but I don't think you'll have inter-county players with their clubs every session that they go. 

"I think if the clubs see their inter-county players once a week, they'll be doing well."

"But as I said to somebody today, that's once more than they would have been seeing them this time last year. 

"The clubs are in a better position, I think, than they were last year."