The GAA has ruled out the reopening of pitches and playing areas, as well as teams returning to training in small groups as part of phase two of the Government's easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

Phase two of the Government's roadmap is due to come into place on 8 June, with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar commenting that Ireland is "on track" to move beyond phase one.

Phase three which begins on 29 June, permits behind-closed-doors sporting activities events, where arrangements are in place to enable participants to maintain social distancing, while GAA teams will be allowed to resume activities - only where limitations are placed on the numbers of spectators and where social distancing can be maintained - as part of phase four from 20 July.

"The association notes that we remain in Phase One and await an update about the possible move to Phase Two on June 8, as outlined by the authorities," the GAA said in a statement.

"We do not envisage a return to training in small groups in Phase Two and pitches and playing areas are to remain closed. However, as per the government roadmap, this may be reviewed in Phase Three.

"The GAA can also confirm that it will publish its Return to Safe Activity Document when the government signals that the country has moved to the second phase of its plan."

However, the GAA added that designated walking tracks around club premises can reopen as part of phase two "subject to engagement with Croke Park around a facilities management plan", as reported by RTÉ Sport on Monday.

The association also provided an update on the possibility of Cúl Camps taking place this year, saying: "Progress has also been made in re-configuring the 2020 GAA Kelloggs' Cúl Camps and subject to the country moving onto the next phase of its recovery, we will provide more details about this initiative."