GAA pitches in Mayo will be allowed to open for club training from this Wednesday, June 24, five days earlier than had originally been planned. The change to the schedule was made following a meeting of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Committee earlier today following on from the acceleration of the government’s lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on Friday, and have been endorsed by the GAA, the LGFA and the Camogie Association.
The new schedule will see club pitches reopen for adult training from Wednesday and for underage training (minor and below) from next Saturday, June 27. Training will be on a non-contact basis until next Monday, June 29, when full-contact training and challenge matches will be allowed.
The Advisory Committee has also brought forward the start date for club championship matches, from the original date of July 31 to Friday, July 17. This will, in effect, give counties an additional two weeks in which to fix club championship games before the start of the inter-county season, which remains unchanged from October 17.
All Covid-19 control measures for players and coaches, including temperature checks, the completion of health questionnaires and eLearning modules, will remain in place.