The GAA's Director of Player, Club and Games Administration is still holding out hope that the Allianz Hurling and Football leagues can be completed, despite the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

GAA across all codes has been suspended until 19 April at the very earliest and there are fears that a further suspension will have to be announced.

With matters of promotion and relegation still to be decided in the leagues, Feargal McGill is loathe to write off the possibility of finishing off the seasons, even if the All-Ireland Championship start date of 10 May leaves the GAA with a very narrow window.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, McGill said: "What we would like to do with the league is to finish off round six and seven of the football league and divisions two and three in the hurling league because all of those competitions determined in what league counties will start in 2021."

With so much up in the air at the moment, changes to the structure of the Championships are likely if they are to proceed.

The Galway footballers' trip to New York has already been cancelled and Roscommon’s visit to Ruislip, scheduled for 3 May, has also been indefinitely postponed.

McGill believes that if, as seems likely, the start of the Championship is delayed, the structures of the competitions will have to be altered too.

"I think the week of 19 April will tell a lot for everybody whether these restrictions are going to continue or not," he said.

"Our Championship are due to start on 10 May so we’ll now at that point whether we’re able to proceed.

"If we have to have a restricted Championship, I wold imagine it would be a knock-out provincial Championship, hopefully with the backdoor in both football and hurling."