The Irish government has announced the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions, which paves the way for spectators returning to sports events. From Monday June 7, 100 attendees can attend matches, with that number rising to 200 at venues which can hold more than 5,000. The government also announced a list of official trial events, which will pave the way for spectators to return to stadia. The National Camogie League finals at Croke Park will be the biggest test, with 3,000 fans permitted to attend. Although not included in the Irish government press release, the LGFA confirmed in a statement that the Lidl National League finals will also take place as a Croke Park test event on Saturday, June 26.

Further increases to numbers permitted at events are being considered for August.

Tomorrow’s game between Donegal and Armagh will of course have 500 spectators in attendance as restrictions were eased earlier in the six Counties. Donegal were allocated 50 of these places. The game will be live on Eirsport with coverage starting at 19.10. The Donegal team as it appears in the programme will be announced at lunchtime tomorrow.