THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland have confirmed the suspension of all football activity until 29 March, in line with guidelines issued by the government earlier today.
“The Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation of all football under its jurisdiction until March 29 inclusive, and with immediate effect following directives from Government, the Department of Health and Uefa”, read a statement.
“The FAI made this decision after a meeting in Dublin today with Government, the Department of Health and stakeholders from other national sporting bodies.
“The decision has been taken in light of the growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interests of our players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and staff. This decision will be monitored on an ongoing basis.
“The FAI again met with representatives from the National League Executive Committee and the Professional Footballer’s Association of Ireland today, and continues to work with both bodies to help our clubs and players through this difficult time.
“The FAI remains in communication with the Department of Health and UEFA on COVID-19 and will continue to follow all government guidelines.”