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GAA President John Horan insists they won't rush back games

The GAA's President John Horan insists they won't be making "any rushed decisions" or compromising the health of their players when resuming games.

He says they'll be guided by public health advice when considering possible resumption dates for the season:

"From the very beginning we have always taken our guidance from the health authorities within the country and we shut down very quickly when they brought that on the table, but we won’t be making any rushed decisions to return to playing our games.

"We’re very conscious that the health and wellbeing of our members, who within their own families and within their extended families, have to be looked after and we don’t want to put anyone at risk just for the sake of playing games.

He added that there's not an appetite from GAA players to have matches behind closed doors, but admits it's an option that may need to considered down the road:

“It’s something that we wouldn’t like to do. I think even players have come out and said that playing a game with no atmosphere where you can hear the strike of a sliotar or the kick of a ball in an empty stadium is no great enjoyment.

“But, look, if that was to be taken on board at a later stage, we would take it on board. But in the short-term, no we are not looking at that. We will hold back on our games
programmes until it is safe for everyone to partake."

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