Despite evidence of some clubs and counties making a tentative and furtive return to some level of collective training, the GAA will not be permitting the opening of their pitches in Phase Two of the Republic of Ireland roadmap.
The latest announcement comes after more meetings by the GAA's Covid-19 working group, which includes President John Horan, Director General Tom Ryan, representatives from camogie, ladies' football and Paul Flynn of the GPA.
One significant development will be the possible re-opening of walking tracks around pitch facilities, subject to a facilities management plan.
Stage Two of the re-opening roadmap, under the heading of Cultural and Social, states: "Open public libraries. Small group team sports training (not matches) resume. All subject to social distancing."
That the GAA's own group are recommending further caution is sure to anger some influential voices in the media who have been calling for some activity.
However, they will not be deterred in their own judgement, according to Covid-19 Advisory Group member, the former Monaghan footballer Dick Clerkin.
He told The Belfast Telegraph: "I suppose there are two sides of it. You are taking the medical advice, absolutely.
"And then you look at the GAA as a whole, the sheer volume of people involved in making a step forward. In terms of using the grounds for kids on a recreational basis, no matter what anyone will say, that is a massive step. Because it's not just kids, it is parents, everyone involved trying to take that step.
"It was just felt that it would be too soon and taking on balance, that of the medical advice, it was felt to wait and review as we go along, and wait until maybe Phase Three for that happening."
While other sports are returning, with the German Bundesliga in full swing and English soccer teams starting to collectively train together, there will be accusations that the Advisory Group are being unnecessarily cautious.
It's not something that concerns them, Clerkin insists.
"There are people saying to open it all, that everything will be alright, to tear on. But the reality is I can't even bring my children to the shop. They are going nowhere. So how the GAA can open up their pitches unilaterally and allow mass congregations, independent of what the Government has allowed, you would be on a hiding to nothing," he said.
"It's all well and good saying these things, but if something goes wrong, where would you be? You have to be pragmatic about these things as well."
As well as returning to some sort of normality, there was no indication of whether county or club games would take priority if it became possible to fully engage in games.
The GAA President John Horan has repeatedly said that until there is an actual vaccine for Covid-19, hosting games exists as only a remote possibility.
The various Kelloggs Cúl Camps will also be rescheduled at some point in the year too.
The full statement from the body reads as follows: "The GAA continues to monitor closely the ongoing pandemic and the Government's roadmap relating to the relaxation of restrictions.
"The Association notes that we remain in Phase One and await an update about the possible move to Phase Two on June 8, as outlined by the authorities.
"Should the country move to Phase Two as planned, GAA clubs will be able to re-open designated walking tracks on June 8, subject to engagement with Croke Park around a facilities management plan.
"We do not envisage a return to training in small groups in Phase Two and pitches and playing areas are to remain closed. However, as per the government roadmap, this may be reviewed in Phase Three.
"The GAA can also confirm that it will publish its Return to Safe Activity Document when the government signals that the country has moved to the second phase of its plan.
"This document will require approval from the government's own expert group on Return to Sport, which we continue to work with. This group currently considers Gaelic games a 'Phase Four' sport.
"Progress has also been made in re-configuring the 2020 GAA Kelloggs' Cúl Camps and subject to the country moving onto the next phase of its recovery, we will provide more details about this initiative.
"The GAA has stuck rigidly to the government's plan and dates from the outset of this outbreak and will continue to do so, taking advice from medical experts and our own Advisory Committee.
"We re-affirm our position that no one is keener to return to games and general games-related activity but this will only be considered when it is acceptable to do so to ensure the safety and well-being of our players, members and wider society," the statement added.