The CEO of the Gaelic Players Association, Paul Flynn, has e-mailed all county managers to emphasise the importance of strictly adhering to the two-week ban on collective training.

In the wake of the on-going coronavirus pandemic, the GAA have suspended all activity at club, inter-county and educational levels until 29 March inclusive, and is to include all games, team gatherings and training.

Flynn, in a statement released through the GPA, highlighted the fact that there will be no insurance cover for players if they fail to abide by the suspension, nor will they receive any due expenses.

The statement read: "The GPA and GAA have agreed that all collective training, collective gym sessions and collective team meetings are strictly prohibited throughout the period," he wrote.

"It is essential that we show leadership and play our role in this and hold ourselves accountable for our actions for the betterment of our communities"

"Strict coherence is expected from all squads. Please be advised that there will be no insurance cover for players if breaches of this directive take place, nor will any expenses be paid.

"It is essential that we show leadership and play our role in this and hold ourselves accountable for our actions for the betterment of our communities. We have an opportunity to help protect vulnerable members in our communities who are at significant risk.

"We understand the move to postpone the games will raise questions for many of you, however, at this point your health and safety, that of GAA supporters and that of the wider community has to be the number priority.

"If you or one of your team-mates were to become infected, the whole squad would need to self-isolate for at least two weeks."

Flynn also warned that a failure to comply with this cessation of GAA activity could see disruptions to the summer's championship schedule.

"The risk remains real that if we fail to comply, and this period gets prolonged, we face the risk of disturbances to the summer schedule ahead," he outlined in a separate correspondence.

"I cannot emphasise how important it is that you all responsibility for our decisions within your respective counties.

"We have a big part to play as role models within our communities and counties".

 As it stands, the new Tier 2 Tailteann Cup is in serious doubt. With counties' championship status linked to their final Allianz Football League position, an unfinished league may see the Tier 2 experiment postponed until 2021.