Friday, October 16, 2020
The FAI has tonight announced the postponement of all Underage National League games for this weekend.

Klub Kildare were due to host Shamrock Rovers on Saturday in the U15 League Cup and their U13’s  were due to travel to Drogheda for a Shield game.

In a statement issued just after 8pm the FAI said, “Following discussions with Government agencies today, and in the interests of public health, the Football Association of Ireland have postponed all elite underage football matches this weekend as we await the outcome of the upcoming Cabinet meeting.

This decision will see all fixtures in all five underage National Leagues, SSE Airtricity underage leagues and Women’s National U-17 League, postponed. As with adult amateur and underage grassroots football, all underage elite teams can continue to train in a non-contact environment and in pods of 15, subject to current Government guidelines.

This ruling does not affect the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division and First Division, the Women’s National League and all international football which will carry on as per agreement with Government.”

The statement concludes by saying, “The FAI will review this postponement internally and with Government early next week. The health and safety of all players, coaching staff, match officials, volunteers, parents/guardians and supporters remains foremost in all FAI decisions.”

Clubs, including Klub Kildare, will be very concerned by the late notice of the postponements.


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