FAI Update on Level 5 Training and Playing Guidelines

Published: Saturday, 24 October 2020 19:43

Following clarification from Government today, the FAI confirms the following Level 5 guidelines for football will come into effect from midnight tonight but please be aware these are the latest directives and subject to change:

  • All underage club teams from Under-19 age group down are permitted to train outdoors during Level 5 restrictions 
  • All outdoor training for underage players is to be non-contact in pods of no more than 15 and in compliance with the latest Government guidelines
  • For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel more than 5 kilometres to attend an organised session 
  • For underage training - players/coaches/parents/guardians are permitted to travel outside their resident county to attend an organised training session
  • SSE Airtricity Premier Division and First Division and Women’s National League matches and training continue
  • All other domestic adult and underage football matches remain in cessation
  • In accordance with Government Level 5 guidelines, training is not permitted for non-elite adult teams

The FAI will continue to talk to Government and will monitor any changes to Level 5 restrictions. We will update these guidelines as required and as soon as possible.

Dick Redmond
Hon Secretary

Cessation of grassroots and underage football matches in Dublin

Published: Sunday, 20 September 2020 15:59
Following the introduction of
Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions in Dublin, the Football Association of Ireland announces the cessation of all Adult Amateur and Underage football matches in Dublin with the exception of elite football - namely the SSE Airtricity League, Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues.
Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Dublin but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Dublin for any football activity.
Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Dublin can continue to train under the conditions laid out in the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol issued on Thursday.
The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Dublin and will update this cessation order as required.

Dick Redmond
Hon Secretary

Kilbarrack United win Under 19 Cup

Published: Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:49
Kilbarrack United won the O'Neills LFA  Under 19 Cup with a fine 3-1 win over Larkview FC. Kilbarrack went ahead on 8 minutes when man of the match Derek Hyland set up Jason Beasley for a simple tap in. Larkview rallied and should have gone in at the break level but they squandered a few chances they got.11 minutes after the restart Kilbarrack doubled their lead when Hyland saw his deflected effort go past Daniel Murphy in the Larkview goal. Goal number three arrived with two minutes left on the clock, Conor Purdee crossed from the right and Jake McEvoy had a simple tap in. Larkview did pull one back when Mark Umhdjere followed up a Bobby Obajob effort which Rice in the Kilbarrack goal could only parry out and the substitute fired home.


The O'Neills sponsored LFA under 19 cup final

Published: Monday, 07 September 2020 08:20
Next up is the O'Neills sponsored LFA under 19 cup final Kilbarrack Utd v Larkview FC Sunday the 13th Sept 11am kick off in the AUL Complex.  And the LFA Youths Cup Final St.Kevins Boys v Freebooters from Kilkenny also in the AUL on the 13th with a kick off time of 3pm. As usual there will be no spectators allowed into the game unless the government change the restrictions.

ONEILLS Leinster Junior Cup Final 2019/20 RESULT

Published: Sunday, 06 September 2020 15:56
ONEILLS Leinster Junior Cup Final 2019/20 RESULT
ONEILLS Leinster Junior Cup Final 2019/20 

Sunday 6th September 2020.
Home Farm, Whitehall, 

North End Utd (WEX) 1 v 0 Oliver Bond Celtic (LSL).

A goal in the dying minutes give North End Utd a 1 nil win against Oliver Bond Celtic.
Thanks to both sets of teams and the match officials for making it a great game.
Also, thanks to Home Farm F.C. for the use of their fantastic facilities.

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