Attendances at GAA matches will not now increase from next Monday, after the Government ruled out plans to allow outdoor gatherings of up to 500 people in Phase Four of the roadmap for reopening the country.

As this weekend sees a return to club football and hurling action across the region, the numbers allowed to attend this weekend's games is 200 in total - including teams, management, officials, stewards and members of the press.

That number was due to rise to 500 from next week but that has been postponed, as phase four is being delayed over concerns about a rise in Covid-19 cases, particularly among young people.

The current guidelines on public gatherings will remain in place until at least 10th August.

It's another setback for the GAA, as an increased cap figure would help cater for demand in tickets.

In Mayo, competitive action returns this weekend with the first round of the Michael Walsh competition.

 

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