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Dr Crokes footballer Brian Looney is becoming more resigned to the possibility that there will not be a return to Gaelic football in 2020 as the country begins to re-open during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Even though the Government's roadmap to recovery includes a possible return to GAA action from Phase Four on July 20, Looney (33) feels that GAA President John Horan was correct to pour cold water on that possible return last week.

"John Horan is saying that, while there is social distancing, there will be no football. I think that he is right," Looney told The Kerryman. "We are mad to get back (playing), but even if you stop twenty fellas from being in a dressing room together, there is always going to be close contact between thirty of us out on the field.