The GAA, Camogie Association and the LGFA have published updated Return to Play protocols that cover all forms of Gaelic Games.

It will mean a return to light training at the end of June and to full contact by July 20th, subject to continued positive public health indicators.

Club competitions across all codes and age groups are scheduled to start from July 31st.

This is brilliant news but we do need to hang in there for another few weeks and not get ahead of ourselves.

It will make the return all the sweeter when we know we have done it right.

The protocols run to 15 pages and are comprehensive in their addressing the role of players, officials and clubs. They have been built in consultation with medical experts and with input from the Gaelic Players Association and the WGPA.

There will be online education modules that will have to be completed and self-assessment health questionnaires and temperature checks on all players coming back into training.

It is lengthy and detailed which is exactly what is needed.

Watch this space over the coming days as we publish more information on what will be required of each of our teams and each of us.

Nearly there…