Eddie Brennan has said there is a "huge level of uncertainty" around the GAA's inter-county season because of more nationwide restrictions.

Speaking on RTÉ's News at One the Laois hurling manager said he thinks that very strong guidelines need to be put in place in order for matches to resume this weekend.

He said he would love the inter-county games to go ahead as planned, but the question that needs to be asked is "are we being a tiny bit reckless here?".

Brennan added: "We hope we can get it right and ensure these matches go ahead."

The garda said everyone looks forward to these football games and as it stands he is preparing his team for Saturday week.

However, he acknowledged there may be changes given the Taoiseach Michael Martin's announcement last night.

"Maybe in light of developments last night whereby there were additional strands to Level 3 in terms of our social interaction, we are being asked not to socially interact with neighbours and friends."

He said the reality is that  they have a scenario where this weekend "half of the counties in Ireland are travelling to the other half of the counties in Ireland to play football...the question is are we being a tiny bit reckless here?".

He gave the example of the Kerry footballers who are due to travel to Monaghan on Sunday. 

"Realistically, with the re-emergence or rollout of the National Football League, we have a scenario where half the counties in Ireland are travelling into the other half," said the former Kilkenny forward.

"It seems to contradict what the government guidelines is on this."

John Heslin, the Westmeath footballer, expressed his own concerns around return, while Armagh forward Stefan Campbell said he felt safe on the pitch and the Allianz League and Ulster Championship is "the one thing that has kept most of us going" and to remove it now would be a 'catastrophe'.

The GPA have sought the views of their members ahead of the return of action.

Brennan said it is a concern that risks relating to Covid-19 are involved with county games but added that it's about knowing the practices and policies.

"All we can do is do our best. You are definitely not going to force any player to partake in anything they are not particularly happy with."

He said he has no doubt that the government is working with the top level in the GAA on this matter.

Laois play Dublin in their Leinster hurling quarter-final at Croke Park on 24 October.