The GAA is currently seeking clarity on when challenge games will be permitted at inter-county level.

Croke Park officials are also waiting to ascertain when inter-county U20 and minor teams may return to training.

In a note to counties, GAA drrector general Tom Ryan and president Larry McCarthy said: "The broad announcements yesterday did not make any reference to when challenge games will be permitted at inter-county level nor was there any reference to when inter-county under-20 and minor teams may return training.

"We are seeking clarity on these two points and will communicate directly with county secretaries in this context once we receive it."

It had been hoped by inter-county managers that challenge matches could resume in the build up to next weekend's Allianz Hurling Leagues and the football equivalent starting on 15/16 May.

GAA president Larry McCarthy

Some managers hoped to be in a position to play practice games next week but they will have to continue to show patience while clarity is sought from the Government.

"In the interim, we would ask for your patience while we complete this work and we look forward to communicating in detail with you all again as soon as possible in relation to the resumption of GAA activity," the statement said.

The note to counties also broadly set out the GAA’s plan for coming weeks.

From 10 May outdoor training is permitted at adult level in pods of a maximum of 15 people (including coaches). However, games are not allowed and indoor facilities must remain closed.

From 7 June - and subject to the Public Health situation at the time – club games will be permitted at all levels but must be played "behind closed doors".

The GAA is currently liaising with the relevant Departments to seek further information on the finer details of what will be permitted at various points in the recovery plan.

"For the moment, we would ask for your patience in relation to questions you and the broader membership no doubt have in relation to the various return dates and the specifics of what will be allowed. It is our intention to issue a more detailed communication to clubs and counties next week and once further information is available.

The correspondence also highlighted that all indoor facilities must remain closed, with the exception of toilet facilities.

Meanwhile, fundraising events on GAA property are not currently permitted.

Gym facilities must remain closed with the exception that senior inter-county players may use their relevant club gym for individual training as long as they are following the advice in the inter-county Return to Training and Play document.