Anthony Cunningham says a lack of communication from Croke Park and government bodies is making planning for any potential season exceedingly difficult. 

The association has said it hopes to receive further clarity on the prospects of a return to inter-county activity in early April, with a four-week pre-season, a reduced league and a minimum of five games (both league and championship) for counties in the pipeline. 

In recent weeks, there has also been a big push to get juvenile and underage teams back to some form of non-contact training in a safe and controlled manner. 

The date inter-county managers are working towards is 5 April, where it is hoped restrictions will be relaxed to allow for the resumption of training, but speaking on RTÉ's Saturday Sport, Roscommon football manager Cunningham says the lack of clarity is a real frustration. 

Silence doesn't help the matter

"It’s a bit disappointing," he said. "The uncertainty is the biggest problem. They said - Croke Park and the bodies in government that control it - that we would review it in early April. That would be a plus, but silence doesn’t help the matter. 

"There hasn’t been any mention of reviewing dates. The players are working away on their own, wondering if they can get back. There is no answer yet. We are just hoping and praying we can get back. 

"We live in a pandemic, it is really dangerous times, but we feel right across the GAA community that inter-county should get back." 

GAA president John Horan has refuted suggestions previously over a lack of clarity regarding future plans, but Cunningham insists all counties remain in the dark, with media reports their only way of learning information, despite requests to Croke Park. 

"There is no further information, or preliminary plans being talked about. We know league fixtures have been made from many months ago and shelved, and there is a proposal there in the league that there would be two groups of four.

We all know the difficulties, but we would just like to get confirmation

"We’d have Dublin at home first, Galway and Kerry away, with a promotion/relegation fourth match." 

Whether that proposal materialises remains to be seen, but Cunningham remains hopeful that GAA activity can return sooner rather than later. 

"We all know the difficulties, but we would just like to get confirmation."