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FAI want Sport Ireland clarity around grassroots return to play

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

09:58 7 May 2020


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The FAI is seeking clarity around a return to play for its amateur adult and under-age competitions. 

July 20 is earmarked for team sports' resumption behind closed doors under phase 4 of the government's Roadmap For Reopening Society and Business.

The FAI's steering group met again on Thursday and has advised all affiliates to postpone any decisions on a return to training or football until after the FAI concludes these talks with Sport Ireland and HSE officials.

All football activity under the FAI's auspices has been suspended since March 12.

FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn said: “We have submitted a series of questions to Sport Ireland seeking clarity on the five phases of easing the COVID-19 restrictions, as outlined in the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business.

“Our Medical Director Dr. Alan Byrne is liaising with the HSE and the Department of Sport on the conditions that will facilitate a safe return for our players, coaches, volunteers and referees at the earliest opportunity.

“As soon as we have that detailed information, we will issue guidelines for our leagues and clubs on a return to training and action. We thank them for their patience and understanding as we gather all information before making the best decision for all concerned.

“Football will be back when the time is right. In the meantime, we thank all our members for obeying the lockdown and urge them to continue to follow HSE guidelines.”


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