Our society, community and households have been dealt a blow this spring. These are unprecedented times we live in. Our priority, of course, is to the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community, particularly fellow club members. But now that a roadmap for lifting COVID-19 restrictions has been published, we can look to the future and consider the resumption of life as it was before.
The football community in Ireland has been affected greatly. The suspension of all competitions and club activity began March 13. This included local grassroots football all the way up to domestic and International teams.
Since the Government announced “A Roadmap for Recovery “, many sport associations and clubs have been planning a return to the sporting season. But there are a lot of unanswered questions and not much clarity or consensus.
- When will the club resume normal activity?
- When will training resume?
- When will club competitions return?
- Will the DDSL league be completed this season?
- Will the FAI summer camp take place?
We still don’t know the answer to these questions. It’s a wait and see approach and we are waiting for guidance from the FAI.
The DDSL (Dublin and District Schoolboys League) has advised “The FAI steering group met again today in relation to a potential return for club football and has advised all affiliates to postpone any decisions on a return to training or football until after the FAI concludes talks with Sport Ireland and HSE officials.”
The latest FAI announcement has been posted on their website.
We will post any new developments to our website and try to keep all our members up-to-date. I know there are a lot of people very keen to return to football. We can look to the near future and see that football is just around the corner.
Until then we want to thank all our members for their patience and support for the previous 2 months.
Keep practising. Keep exercising. Stay safe.