Some championship games that are affected by Covid-19 issues may be postponed where the schedule allows, says the GAA. 

Feargal McGill, the GAA's director of Player, Club and Games Administration said that any such postponements would depend on the available window while he also indicated that forfeitures were a more likely option during the Allianz Leagues.

"It’s very probable that if a county is unable to fulfil a game that we’ll just have to plough on ahead," McGill told RTÉ's Saturday Sport. 

"We’re very anxious to get out 2020 competitions completed in the 2020 year. That may not be possible but at the moment we think it will be possible.

"That’s the position we find ourselves in. It’s not going to be easy, make no mistake about that. There will be occasions, I have no doubt, when counties won’t have two or three players available to them.

"If we do have 13 days between a given round, say the Leinster or the Munster Championship and the next round, we will consider postponements.

"That will come down to the particular circumstances between each game.

"If there is a major issue ahead of an All-Ireland semi-final or final we will also consider postponements in those circumstances."

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McGill also confirmed that the GAA is yet to receive an official postponement request from Fermanagh for next Sunday's Division 2 clash with Clare, but he expects one to arrive.

The Erne County have had limited access to their players due to a number of Covid-19 cases in the squad and other players being forced to isolate after being deemed as close contacts.

"I think it's very unlikely that we will be granting any postponements in the Allianz Leagues

Even if an official postponement request does arrive, McGill said that it’s likely to be rejected.

"I think it’s very unlikely that we will be granting any postponements in the Allianz Leagues."

He also said that all Allianz League games would be played behind closed doors even if current rules currently allow 400 people, including essential match personnel, to attend matches in Northern Ireland.

McGill said that a decision to allow fans to attend championship matches if regulations allow will be made "in the coming days".

"Crowds are allowed in the North, I’m not sure if that will continue to be the position, but we have taken the position that for the Allianz Leagues they will be behind closed doors regardless of whether they’re in the North or the South." 

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