Uncertainty surrounds Fermanagh's last two outstanding Allianz Division 2 football league fixtures following a serious outbreak of Covid-19 in the squad.

RTÉ Sport understands that a significant number of players have tested positive for the virus.

The source added that the county was determined that the situation would be resolved long before the start of their Ulster Championship campaign but that the county wanted to fulfil its remaining fixtures and wanted to play all competitive games.

The senior footballers are due to play Clare in Round 6 of the league on Sunday, 18 October at 1pm in Cusack Park, Ennis.

After that they play Laois in another must-win game. Their Ulster quarter-final against Down is scheduled for 8 November.

Meanwhile, the senior hurlers have Lory Meagher games against Louth and Cavan over the next five weeks.

RTÉ Sport understands that the Fermanagh board has been in constant contact with Croke Park since the situation came to light last Saturday.The outbreak in the Fermanagh squad, according to the source, is not related to GAA activity.

There have been 4,005 new cases during the past seven days in Northern Ireland

The return of universities has contributed to the spike in cases, it has been reported that 166 students and staff at Queen's University have tested positive for Covid-19.

"We are waiting to see what the situation is with regard to the League games but neither we – or anyone else – would want or consider having to forfeit any fixtures," the source said

They added that the board wanted to play all games but with regard to the League, pointed out that they were bottom of the table and needed to beat Clare and Laois to hope to avoid relegation.

They are intent on playing those fixtures –  but are unsure of when they can do so. 

The source reiterated that there were ongoing discussions with Croke Park to help us deal with that situation.

Asked if they considered this development to be a huge dent for hopes of the inter-county championships going ahead, the response was that they didn’t think it would.

They added that the week-on-week format would make it difficult if cases arose within counties, and that the fear of lockdowns in the north and south at different times was a concern.

A statement from the county board earlier today confirmed that all other Gaelic games activity in the county would be suspended – along with the cessation of activity in the county senior football and hurling panels.

Fermanagh will wait on a decision in Stormont tomorrow with regard to a potential lockdown.