Former GAA president Liam O’Neil is calling on the association not to play games ‘until it is 100 percent safe’ to do so.

O’Neil says that whole generations of people are ‘not even thinking of games’ because they are ‘afraid of taking chances’ and ‘of compromising older people.’

Speaking to the Irish Times, he raised concerns for GAA members whose children have conditions like asthma, saying that vulnerable people highlight that ‘the safety of our people is paramount.’

He doesn’t want the GAA to play games until it is 100 per cent safe to because he feels returning to play too soon would compromise the safety of the associations people, communities and clubs.

He is optimistic that the GAA’s management committee will reschedule games quickly when the time is right.

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