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Ulster GAA will 'take its lead' from the Croke Park covid committee on spectators

Ulster GAA has said it will "take its lead" from the Croke Park covid committee

ULSTER GAA has said it will "take its lead" from the Croke Park covid committee on whether spectators will be allowed to attend matches in the north.

Stormont ministers met yesterday to discuss further relaxations to the coronavirus regulations and said that up to 500 people would be able to attend outdoor sporting events.

It also agreed to allow up to 1,000 fans to attend the Irish Cup final on May 21 as a test event for emerging out of lockdown.

There was a return to GAA training for senior and youth teams in the north on April 12 with the National hurling league starting on May 8 and its football counterpart on May 15.

The GAA’s Covid-19 Advisory Group made the decision following directions from the Stormont Executive.

However no spectators are allowed.

It is considered unlikely the GAA would allow different rules for spectators on either side of the border, leaving it as the only main sport behind closed doors after May 24.

Ulster Council President Oliver Galligan, said: ‘We will be taking our lead from the Covid Committee in Croke Park when they meet again."

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