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First Team News
// 22 Jun 2020

The FAI has authorised a new pathway for a Safer Return to Football for SSE Airtricity League clubs that will allow them to return to full-contact training and play friendly matches from June 29th in accordance with new Government guidelines. As part of the new pathway, the SSE Airtricity League is to suspend testing of…

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First Team News
// 18 Jun 2020

Dundalk manager Vinny Perth says that his players have already been bitten by the European bug after UEFA confirmed that the Lilywhites will be in Champions League action on August 18th or 19th. The dates were confirmed at a UEFA Executive Committee press conference on Wednesday afternoon where it was also announced that the qualifying…

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First Team News
// 17 Jun 2020

As a Manchester City fan, Will Patching will have a close eye on the Premier League’s return in the coming days but he is more concerned about if, and when, the League of Ireland will follow suit. One hundred days after a ball was last kicked in England’s top-flight, the action gets underway again on…

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First Team News
// 17 Jun 2020

The results from the fifth round of testing for COVID-19 on players and staff from Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City have again produced negative results as the FAI continues on a pathway for a safer return to action for all Irish football. The tests, which were conducted as part of the FAI’s pilot programme…

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First Team News
// 12 Jun 2020

Patrick McEleney admits it is a worrying time for players after the latest round of talks aimed at restarting the SSE Airtricity League came to nothing. The FAI met with the National League Executive Committee on Thursday while further discussions are planned with league clubs today. “It’s a tricky time,” said McEleney. “It’s been tough…

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First Team News
// 10 Jun 2020

Vinny Perth believes that the League of Ireland needs to become front and centre in the minds of football fans around the country again – or risk falling by the wayside. The FAI are due to present SSE Airtricity League clubs with a financial plan on Thursday that will, hopefully, pave the way for a…

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First Team News
// 8 Jun 2020

There were plenty of smiles at Oriel Park on Monday morning as the Dundalk squad returned to training for the first time since March as the country entered phase two of the easing of restrictions. Split into groups of 10 over two sessions, the players were put through their paces by strength and conditioning coach…

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Club News
// 7 Jun 2020

Dundalk attacker Nathan Oduwa has spoken about the ‘scary’ experience of living in London when COVID-19 started to take a grip of the UK. The 24-year-old returned home when Ireland went into lockdown, just three days after he signed for the SSE Airtricity League champions. The official death toll in the UK now stands at…

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