The loss of elite status for Gaelic Games, the effect of Covid-19 on the GAA's fixture schedule and the current ambitions for the 2021 season were all discussed on Sunday Sport by the Director of Communications at the GAA Alan Milton.

He told Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew that the loss of elite status had certainly 'ruffled a lot of feathers', as the organisation thought they would still be adhering to their original schedule, revealed before Christmas, with the return to Level 5 restrictions.

The Dublin man added that Easter is a considerable amount of time for clubs and young people to wait for a return to sport, but was frank with his analysis on why the association was no longer deemed elite.

"We can't bubble our players.

We're an amateur sporting organisation with amateur sports men and women, who prepare to very high levels, but ultimately don't receive payment and return home to their families and communities and indeed are in the workplace."

The Round Tower GAA clubman says there has been a lot of lot of upheaval in the GAA and society within the past few weeks, but he believes the loss of elite status will not affect how the games are viewed from a Government funding perspective.

He also revealed that it is still the GAA's plan to run the Allianz Leagues this year...