McGill: We may have to plough on ahead if a county is unable to fulfil a game

October 10, 2020

GAA's head of games administration Feargal McGill. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The GAA's Director of Player, Club and Games Administration Feargal McGill says “it’s more of a probability than a possibility” that there’ll be postponements during the upcoming inter-county championship season.

Next weekend is set to see the return of the Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues before the 2020 All-Ireland championships get underway. 

Speaking on RTE's Saturday Sport programme, McGill said the association is keen to get the 2020 competitions finished inside the calendar year.

"It’s more of a probability than a possibility. It’s very probable that if a county is unable to fulfil a game that we’ll just have to plough on ahead," he stated.

"We’re very anxious to get out 2020 competitions completed in the 2020 year. That may not be possible but at the moment we think it will be possible.

"That’s the position we find ourselves in. It’s not going to be easy, make no mistake about that. There will be occasions, I have no doubt, when counties won’t have two or three players available to them.

"If we do have 13 days between a given round, say the Leinster or the Munster Championship and the next round, we will consider postponements. That will come down to the particular circumstances between each game.

"If there is a major issue ahead of an All-Ireland semi-final or final we will also consider postponements in those circumstances."

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