Outdoor training permitted from Monday 12th April

The Northern Ireland Executive have announced this evening that training for clubs will resume from Monday 12th of April, provided that the Executive ratify this the previous week.

The training will only be permitted outdoors and in groups of up to 15 people, while Ulster GAA are insistent that activity should not resume before this date.

In a statement released this evening, Ulster GAA stated, “GAA clubs in the north must stress to their players and management teams that 12 April is the earliest date that they may be permitted to resume activity”.

“The GAA’s Covid Advisory Group will consider this development and will in the coming period issue updated guidance to all units of the Association”.

“In the meantime, it is important that all our units continue to abide by both Government and GAA guidelines. To this end it is worth re-stating that all GAA pitches and indoor facilities remain closed at present”.

When games will go ahead is still unclear as there remains growing debate on whether the six counties should go ahead, even if the south isn’t cleared to do so.

Still, this evenings news will be music to many ears as it is a huge leap towards GAA action returning sooner rather than later.