The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has confirmed that there will be inter-county All-Ireland senior, U20, minor hurling and football championships this year.
The decision was made by the GAA following an online meeting of Ard Comhairle.
Funding from the government has been low this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The GAA has therefore stated that it will bring in stricter financial controls during the inter-county season.
The association will formally continue with preparations after an agreement with the government and with an understanding of the availability of specific financial assistance.
According to the statement: “Due to the reduced level of funding available as a result of the pandemic, a series of strict financial controls will be put in place by the Association which will govern the costs and preparation of teams.”
A security plan and accompanying protocols will be implemented this year for Irish county teams to ensure security. But because of travel restrictions, London, Warwickshire and will compete this year.
“The special emergency powers for the administration of the Association have been reapproved and extended until December 4,” the statement says.