Full Contact Training and Friendlies Permitted From June 29th
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 players and staff from European qualified teams. Six rounds of testing have been carried out over the last four weeks on players and staff from Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Bohemians and Derry City. All tests to date have produced negative results.
Underage National League clubs are permitted to train from June 29th and can play friendly games from July 11th. Dates for their return to underage National League fixtures are under consideration.