The GAA has issued a statement this evening which effectively ends any hopes of Championship action this side of October.
All GAA clubs and counties have been instructed to 'refrain from organising on-field activity' until July 20. Dates and times will continue to be monitored but the statement adds that 'we can confirm however that no inter-county games are expected to take place before October.'
It goes on to say: 'Counties are asked, in the interest of players, to suspend all inter-county training until further notice. There will be a phased resumption of training at both club and county level to allow players to prepare appropriately for playing games.'
GAA clubs and counties are instructed to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions and to refrain from organising on-field activity. These measures are expected to remain in place until July 20. No inter-county games are expected to take place before October. #GAA
— The GAA (@officialgaa) May 6, 2020
'While not categorically ruling out the possible staging of games behind closed doors later in the year, there appears to be a lack of appetite for this type of fixture-scheduling at the current time across the wider Association.'
The full statement issued by the GAA this afternoon can be found here.