Davy Fitzgerald has urged the GAA to ease the restrictions on match-day panels allowed inside a stadium ahead of next month's All-Ireland finals. 

As part of Covid-19 regulations, only those on the 26-player matchday squads are allowed into stadiums along with 12 members of the management and backroom team for counties.

It means that those on the extended panel are not permitted to go to the game. 

Limerick manager John Kiely, whose side overcame Galway in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final to seal a final date with Waterford, has spoken out over the restriction, while Mayo manager James Horan, preparing for a football semi-final next weekend, described the rule last week as "outrageous". 

Speaking on the Sunday Game, the Wexford manager outlined the challenge he faced in delivering the bad news to his players during the championship. 

"Having to tell my 10 players they couldn’t come [to games], you have no idea. Picking the team is easy," he said. 

"From last December, January when you start training, you have 36 players. They give so much all year, they work so hard." 

RTÉ Sport understands the GAA has sought permission from the government to allow the full panels attend, and Fitzgerald feels it is the least the players deserve. 

Fitzgerald insisted that it is manageable to allow all playing members to attend the game in a socially distant manner.

"I would beg the GAA, for this one especially. Croke Park is an 80,000 seater stadium. There is enough space there for 10 extra people on either side. Please, please, please have a look at it.

"You are not asking for fans on this particular one. I just think the players really deserve to be part of that day.

"I’m sure the authorities and the county boards will work hard to make sure that everything is done properly."