The club lotto returns on Wednesday 1st July. It will take place in the Michael Fox Memorial Park with social distancing. Tickets from usual outlets apart from the pubs. The jackpot is €11,350.

As restrictions ease and facilities open up we outline the GAA rules for the upcoming weeks, subject to change with instructions from the department of health.

Open pitches for Adult training 24 June. Open for Minor and below from 27 June. Both of the above on a non-contact basis and on the understanding that players and all participants have completed the eLearning module and are following the control measures in place (health questionnaire etc).

On the basis of a maximum of 15 players in a designated area of the field (26 Counties) and 10 players in a designated area of the field (6 Counties) Coaching numbers for underage teams to be consistent with Code of Behaviour.

Phase 3 From 29 June Allow contact training and challenge games for all from Monday, 29 June (26 Counties). We await guidance from the NI Executive in relation to Six Counties – non-contact training in the numbers outlined above in the interim. We also await clarification on what will constitute a close contact versus a casual contact. Restriction on participants only attending training sessions to be relaxed from June 29th – subject to government specified maximum of 200 people in the ground.

Astro turf facilities – for club members. Hurling ball walls. Walkways – all control measures, bar the need to adhere to social distancing, removed. Outdoor Handball Alleys. Officer Training/Meetings (Subject to further guidelines on numbers and area of room being prepared by NHSC and issued to clubs

The following are allowed to open from June 29th providing Govt Regulations for relevant sector is followed and all required third party insurances and assurances are in place: Bars serving food, Businesses operated by third parties using GAA premises under licence or lease, eg Creches or Gyms, Astro turf facilities – commercial usage, Playgrounds.

Phase 4 (from July 20th), Club/County Gyms. Allow Club Fixtures from Friday 17 July. No change to inter-county dates (14 Sept for training; competitions to start on 17 Oct 17 as planned).

All control measures for players, coaches and other team personnel (completion of health questionnaire, eLearning education etc) is to remain in place until advised otherwise; dressing rooms to remain closed until 20 July.

Membership is now due.

Best of luck to all businesses reopening this week. Shop local folks and support local business.