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Hulsizer: Clubs Want A Return To Football

Club News
// 22 May 2020

Dundalk chairman Bill Hulsizer believes that SSE Airtricity League clubs are united in their desire to see football return this year.

A Strategic Working Group, made up of FAI officials and club representatives, met on Thursday afternoon and, speaking to DundalkFC.com 24 hours later, Hulsizer said that he took plenty of positives from the discussions that were held.

“The clubs and the FAI are more united than ever and if the health authorities and the government say that it’s safe to play, then I believe the clubs will vote to come back,” he said.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen but I do know that everyone; the clubs, the FAI, UEFA, FIFA and the government, want to bring football back safely and are working hard towards that.”

In line with the FAI’s pathway for a safe return, the Dundalk squad will undergo COVID-19 testing on Monday ahead of the resumption of collective training on June 8th.

The Lilywhites, along with Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Bohemians have also been invited to take part in a behind closed doors tournament in late July, early August which will be used as part of a pilot programme for a safe return to football.

Top: Dundalk FC chairman Bill Hulsizer. Picture: Ciaran Culligan