FAI formally brings all football to a halt
Following upon the issue of the statement below, just released by the FAI, and the Government announcements this morning, the board of Cabinteely Football Club announces the cessation of all football and football-related activities within the club from 6.00pm this evening, March 12, until March 29, inclusive.
Please note that the clubhouse in Kilbogget Park will be closed during this period.
The Board asks our members to adhere to all advice from the Government and health authorities at this time.
“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. 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 coronavirus 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 Footballers’ 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.”
Let’s hope that the initiatives work and that the contagion passes quickly.