The GAA will take the next steps towards emerging from the lockdown on Friday.

It's expected that the Association’s 'Return to Play’ roadmap will be agreed upon by the specially-formed Covid-19 Advisory Group before being ratified by GAA Management.

RTE Sport is reporting that the Association may yet wait until Monday to make public its template, but it’s understood that their announcement will be in line with the Government’s latest restrictions update which has been pencilled in for June 8th.

The GAA’s plan will incorporate a gradual unrolling of restrictions and will be entirely dependent on Government advice and the reproduction rate of infection remaining low.

The roadmap will also give clubs and counties a chance to get used to the practicalities and implications involved.

While Phase 2 won’t see much movement and will essentially centre around the opening of GAA walking tracks for groups of four people who live nearby, Phase 3 will see a significant progression.

At this stage it’s likely that Covid-19 supervisors or officers will have been appointed by GAA clubs who will prepare to see their pitches open on 29 June.