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Leo Varadkar: 'There Is A Possibility Of An All-Ireland This Year'

Leo Varadkar: 'There Is A Possibility Of An All-Ireland This Year'
By PJ Browne

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that there is a chance of the All-Ireland football and hurling championships being played this year. Though, they would have to take place behind closed doors.

On Friday evening, the government released its roadmap for the country to restart amid the Covid-19 emergency.

Phase 4 of that plan - all going well - would begin on July 20th. That phase will "Permit sports team leagues (e.g. soccer and GAA) but only where limitations are placed on the numbers of spectators and where social distancing can be maintained".

"There's a possibility of an All-Ireland this year," Varadkar said on the Late Late Show.

"Obviously, that's a matter for the GAA. Not with spectators but it could be done [behind closed doors].

"I think it's possible. You'd be talking August and September. It would be a later calendar than we're used to."

There is the question of whether or not GAA officials, players and coaches would want to play games without spectators.

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