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For now, clubs with designated walkways can open from Monday June 8, the start of phase two of the roadmap, once they have provided an adequate management plan to Croke Park (stock photo)

For now, clubs with designated walkways can open from Monday June 8, the start of phase two of the roadmap, once they have provided an adequate management plan to Croke Park (stock photo)

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For now, clubs with designated walkways can open from Monday June 8, the start of phase two of the roadmap, once they have provided an adequate management plan to Croke Park (stock photo)

The GAA will look to re-open its facilities at the end of June when the planned phase three of the Government's roadmap outlining an easing of Covid-19 restrictions kicks in.

More than three weeks ago the Association indicated that facilities would remain shut until July 20, phase four of the roadmap.

But an update issued yesterday cleared the way of a review of that decision in line with phase three on June 29, three weeks ahead of the original schedule.

"We do not envisage a return to training in small groups in Phase Two and pitches and playing areas are to remain closed. However, as per the roadmap, this may be reviewed in Phase Three," the statement read.

For now, clubs with designated walkways can open from Monday June 8, the start of phase two of the roadmap, once they have provided an adequate management plan to Croke Park.

The GAA also confirmed that once phase two is implemented it will publish a 'Return to Safe Activity' document that outlines the safeguards required to re-open facilities, a clear indication that phase three is now a target date.