Following the Cabinet meeting today, it’s being reported that Senior inter-county Gaelic Games training is set to resume from April 19, as the government looks to ease certain Covid-19 restrictions.
Earlier this year in January, a ban on collective training was announced and was implemented to date. Now, it is expected that the government will permit inter-county teams to train from two weeks after Easter.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin is set to address the nation and announce these changes to Ireland’s COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
? No change, for now
? Travel anywhere within county
? Home building to resume
⚾️ Intercounty GAA training
??♂ Underage outdoor sports training
⛳️ Distanced sports (tennis, golf)
? Outdoor cultural venues like zoos/wildlife parks
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) March 30, 2021
It's also been touted that socially distanced sport will recommence from April 26. This includes tennis, golf and perhaps even rowing to name a few. It remains to be seen what the exact restrictions are for the number of people allowed to take part in one group. Further details are expected to be revealed over the coming days.
We’re monitoring government updates this evening & hope that our clubs & members will be in a position to return to the water shortly as a non contact outdoor sport We will prepare guidelines for our clubs & our members as soon as we’ve more information #suportingclubs pic.twitter.com/QHkCX7Yl8W
— Rowing Ireland (@RowingIreland) March 30, 2021
Underage sport is also set to resume from April 26. Children will be able to take part in non-contact sports training in pods of 15.