There will be no inter county GAA Championships until July at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The GAA issued a statement to that effect yesterday ahead of Friday’s remote Special Congress which is expected to hand a Management Committee powers to alter the structure of the hurling and football Championships if and when they resume.
That means the Super 8’s in football and the round robin segment of provincial hurling are set to fall by the wayside in any revised structure.
The GAA stress they would like to finish Allianz League games of importance and permit club activity upon any resumption.
GAA Director of Communications Alan Milton says playing matches behind closed doors is not under close consideration at the moment.
“There was the possibility of completing some of the Allianz league games that were of real importance behind closed doors, but it didnt get any serious consideration then”
Meanwhile, the Ulster Council last night cancelled the start of this year’s Minor Football Championship.
They say it will be played as a straight knockout in tandem with the Senior Championship if and when it resumes.