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Talking Sport: GAA roadmap gives us a championship season to look forward to LaoisToday.ie

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We don't know yet what way the year will play out - but following the latest easing of restrictions on Friday, we will have a GAA championship to look forward to.At both club and county level, the GAA have announced that competitions can go ahead in 2020.With clubs allowed to train in limited groups from June 29, the GAA have announced that club competitions can get underway on July 31.In a year like no other, county boards around the country are being given until October 11 to play their competitions.And an intercounty championship in football and hurling can get underway on October 17.There is no specifics as to what format the intercounty championships will take, whether the National Leagues will resume and what dates the big games like provincial All Ireland finals will take place.But for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation in March, there is some certainty at last.In a special bonus edition of the LaoisToday Talking Sport podcast, Alan Hartnett and Steven Miller discuss what this can mean for GAA players and how it might work in Laois.They also chat about Newstalk's Off the Ball Mount Rushmore - and why Alan doesn't agree with the four chosen - as well as talking about the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and how it will disproportionately effect students.And in the big news of the week, Steven and LaoisToday look to be on course to get a coveted 'blue tick' on Twitter.

We don't know yet what way the year will play out - but following the latest easing of restrictions on Friday, we will have a GAA championship to look forward to.At both club and county level, the GAA have announced that competitions can go ahead in 2020.With clubs allowed to train in limited groups from June 29, the GAA have announced that club competitions can get underway on July 31.In a year like no other, county boards around the country are being given until October 11 to play their competitions.And an intercounty championship in football and hurling can get underway on October 17.There is no specifics as to what format the intercounty championships will take, whether the National Leagues will resume and what dates the big games like provincial All Ireland finals will take place.But for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic gripped the nation in March, there is some certainty at last.In a special bonus edition of the LaoisToday Talking Sport podcast, Alan Hartnett and Steven Miller discuss what this can mean for GAA players and how it might work in Laois.They also chat about Newstalk's Off the Ball Mount Rushmore - and why Alan doesn't agree with the four chosen - as well as talking about the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and how it will disproportionately effect students.And in the big news of the week, Steven and LaoisToday look to be on course to get a coveted 'blue tick' on Twitter.

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