Below is an email just issued from the FAI reminding clubs and league of the protocols still in place. I am glad to say that we have received no complaints in Leinster regarding people operating outside these protocols but it's no harm to keep this fresh in everyone's mind.

I am writing to you as the country settles into Level 5 restrictions to remind you of the protocols which we must adhere to under the current Government guidelines.

In particular, I would like to remind you of the following

Players of a school-going age – under 19 as per FAI guidelines – can continue to train but only with the club they are registered with

All training must be outdoor, non-contact and in pods of 15 and in compliance with the FAI’s Safer Return to Training Protocol

Players are not allowed to train with any representative side outside their club team

FAI affiliated clubs are urged not to allow non-FAI affiliated academies use their facilities at this time

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

In accordance with Government Level 5 guidelines, training is not permitted for non-elite adult teams

All domestic adult and underage football matches remain in cessation

Complaints in respect of any breaches of protocols will be referred to the Disciplinary Control Unit of the FAI

We are all in this together, so I thank you for your continued co-operation.

All Leagues and Clubs are also reminded that we have a dedicated email address for COVID-19 related queries –

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Peter Doyle

Leinster Football Association

Provincial Administrator / General Secretary

Mobile:086 7700829

Fax: 01 8999331

Office: 01 8999330

07/11/2020 10:51