The GAA has cancelled inter-county season tickets for the remainder of the 2020 season. 

In an e-mail to season ticket holders from the GAA ticket office this afternoon, the association noted how "due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and with no clarity on the potential number of spectators allowed in attendance for our proposed inter-county championship later in the year we have been left with no option but to cancel your GAA Season Ticket for 2020". 

The association is to offer a €40 refund for adults and €10 for juveniles - with refunds payable to ticket holders accounts within the next two weeks. 

Croke Park says it had delayed taking this step until now as it had hoped Government guidelines would be eased to the point where it could accommodate all season ticket holders to attend their chosen games.

It added that this is now becoming increasingly uncertain and it has led it to make "this unwelcome decision". 

It's the clearest indication yet inter-county games will proceed before severely truncated crowd numbers this autumn, if at all.

The cabinet later decided not to lift the numbers allowed attend games to 500 from the current cap of 200 for at least another three weeks.

The Allianz Football League is due to get under way in mid-October with the All Ireland SFC final scheduled for Saturday, 19 December. 

The €120 season ticket entitles holders to admission to all of their county's league games in their chosen code as well as their opening championship fixture.

It also entitles them with the option of purchasing tickets at a reduced rate for the succeeding championship games - and depending on their attendance record, a coveted ticket for the All-Ireland final should their team make it that far.

The Mayo and Dublin footballers are the only two counties to have a full subscription of season ticket holders - with 3,500 each.