GAA getting set to announce its plan to emerge from the lockdown

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The GAA is set to announce its plan for emerging from lockdown.

It's expected the association's 'Return to Play' roadmap will be agreed by a specially-formed Covid-19 Advisory Group before being ratified by GAA management.

Officials are said to be planning for a pathway that leads to a resumption of club competition in late July or early August and inter-county matches in October.

The plan will be dependent on government advice and the ‘R’ rate of infection remaining low.

Meanwhile, a new club is being formed in east Belfast - and it's off to a flying start:

Those behind the project say they have been inundated with people expressing an interest in the area's first GAA club for almost 50 years.

Irish language activist Linda Ervine has been named president of the cross-community venture.

East Belfast GAC will be affiliated to the Down county board.

As well as men and women football teams, officials want to have camogie and hurling teams and underage sides.

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