The GAA's competitive return in photos

July 17, 2020

St Martin's kit man Mick Reid prepares refreshments in the stands as dressing rooms are not in use due to Covid-19. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

The GAA reached a significant milestone today as competitive club matches returned for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Many counties have started their club championships straight away and Inpho gave us a glimpse into what GAA grounds looked like on match day around Covid-19 protocols.

The Wexford SHC threw in at Chadwicks Wexford Park this evening, as photographer Tommy Dickson saw St Martin's open the defence of their title against former county kingpins Oulart-The Ballagh.

A limited number of tickets are available for all matches. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

St Martin's kit man Mick Reid sanitises the sliotars. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

TV cameras pitch side. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

'Protect Each Other Sit Apart'. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

St Martin's manager John Meyler. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Each player is designated with their own water bottle. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Kit bags in the stands. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Oulart-The Ballagh's Tommy Storey scores a goal. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

St Martin's Joe O’Connor with Murtha Doyle of Oulart-The Ballagh. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Spectators watch the action. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

St Martin's Jack O’Connor and Oulart-The Ballagh's Eoin Moore shake hands. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

St Martin's Rory O’Connor and Mikey Coleman celebrate with a fist bump. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

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