The GAA are still ‘hopeful’ of staging Cul Camps in Laois and throughout the country this summer – despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
GAA Ard Stiurthoir Tom Ryan says that if authorities deem it safe, Cul Camps, which are aimed at boys and girls aged 6-13, could take place.
The Cul Camps typically take place in Laois from the start of July and continue throughout the month and into August.
Mr Ryan was speaking following a meeting of the GAA’s advisory group which is comprised of people with GAA, medical and health and safety backgrounds.
Mr Ryan said: “They are the people who will guide the association as we look towards how we can get back on the training pitch and get back playing matches.
“That group is going to set up a roadmap for us for how we can get up and running when the time is right.
“Personally, I hope the Cul Camps can still go ahead. It is fair to say we are working on contingency plans around them because we are in a very uncertain environment at the moment.
“We can’t guarantee anything but if you seen the sheer amount of work and energy the people who are charged with putting them together are putting in to give us a chance to stage them – it is really impressive.
“If the authorities can tell us that it is safe, we will be ready to do them. Apart from the championships, the Cul Camps is a big element of children’s summers in Ireland.
“It would be great to have them and we will make every effort to hold them.”