Sarsfields Alan Smith lays off his hand pass as Eadestown Eoin Cummins tries to apply some pressure during the 2019 Joe Mallon Renault SFC
Hopes are high following government announcement of the lifting of further cononavirus restrictions this afternoon, and in particular regarding sport, Kildare GAA, as reported in this week's Leinster Leader, are on course to hold both club football and hurling league and championships.
The opening rounds of the Senior Football League, and the senior hurling league are expected to get underway on the first couple of weekends of August, while the opening rounds of the Senior Football Championships are penciled in for the following three weekends, with the senior leagues resuming after that.
If, as expected the Leinster SFC opens around the start of September, the exact format has yet to be decided, possibly a straight knock-out, or, if time is available, one back door game, but it is highly unlikely that any Super 8 games will be played this season.
It is expected that the semi finals and finals of the club championship will be played in the month of November.
Of course all these competitions, both club and inter-county, depend on the continued curtailment of the coronavirus but hopes are high, barring some major slippage all games will be completed before the end of November.