Government give green light for training in groups of 15 from Monday

June 05, 2020

GAA director-general Tom Ryan with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Croke Park. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Ireland has been approved to move to Phase Two of the Government's roadmap on easing Covid-19 restrictions from next Monday 8 June, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed at a press conference this afternoon.

This has given the green light for GAA clubs to re-open designated walking tracks subject to a management plan.

But the following update from Government Buildings today on cultural, sporting and social gatherings suggests that training in groups of 15 could also happen in the second phase:

"Groups of up to 15, including trainers and coaches, may return to non-contact outdoor training activity (but not matches) while maintaining social distancing at all times."

The GAA has said that pitches are to remain closed over the course of Phase Two. New measures will be confirmed in a 'Return To Play' programme due to be published later today.

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