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GAA set to open walking tracks but not pitches on June 8 – if Government move to Phase 2

The GAA will open their walking tracks on June 8 if the Government proceed to Phase 2 of their plan to re-open the the country.

However, they will not yet re-open the pitches and “do not envisage a return to training in small groups” yet.

“However, as per the government roadmap, this may be reviewed in Phase Three,” they said in a statement today.

A number of clubs in Laois have walking facilities on their grounds that are used by the wider community and not just club members.

“The GAA can also confirm that it will publish its Return to Safe Activity Document when the government signals that the country has moved to the second phase of its plan.

“This document will require approval from the government’s own expert group on Return to Sport, which we continue to work with. This group currently considers Gaelic games a ‘Phase 4’ sport.

“Progress has also been made in re-configuring the 2020 GAA Kelloggs’ Cúl Camps and subject to the country moving onto the next phase of its recovery, we will provide more details about this initiative.

“The GAA has stuck rigidly to the government’s plan and dates from the outset of this outbreak and will continue to do so, taking advice from medical experts and our own Advisory Committee.

“We re-affirm our position that no one is keener to return to games and general games-related activity but this will only be considered when it is acceptable to do so to maximise the safety and well-being of our players, members and wider society.”

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