The SSE Airtricity League will resume from July 31st with two rounds of matches in total, including games played to date, and promotion and relegation as scheduled at the start of the 2020 season. This decision has been sent to the board of the FAI for ratification.
Following a meeting at Abbotstown this morning, the NLEC has written to all clubs informing them that it has decided on Option one of the four options available for a resumption of the SSE Airtricity League.
Option one maintains the current position with the League to resume as planned with two rounds of fixtures, 18 in total, and counting results of matches played to date. One club will be automatically promoted to the Premier Division from the First Division, with one club automatically relegated.
In an interview with FAI TV, Niall welcomed the prospect of the SSE Airtricity League returning to action and the clarity around the rest of the 2020 campaign.
“It’s good that we can now start to look towards a return date and also that we have clarity on what the fixture list will look like and the plan for the rest of the season.”
The SSE Airtricity League is set to resume on July 31st and fixtures will be announced in due course.
However there may yet be further opposition to the resumption of the League of Ireland season. Shamrock Rovers were the only Premier Division side to vote for the proposal which was ultimately passed.
Sligo Rovers are one of a number of clubs said to be unhappy that two clubs could still be relegated. Sligo are bottom of the table, with four defeats from their opening four games. Their treasurer David Rowe says they aren’t the only side deeply unhappy with the outcome.