THE Football Association of Ireland has confirmed its position on the new Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions that come into being at midnight.
The FAI has conformed that ‘all adult amateur and Underage football matches’ in Donegal are off for the duration of the restrictions.
That means that Saturday’s Ulster Shield final between QPS and Glencar Celic at Maginn Park will be off and the forthcoming games in the Inishowen Football League.
‘Elite’ football still has the green light to play – namely the SSE Airtricity League and all five underage National Leagues.
Finn Harps’ game against Cork City on Sunday will be on at Finn Park while Harps’ underage games will also be played at the weekend.
These games will be played behind closed doors.
A statement from the FAI said: “Furthermore, any coach or player resident in Donegal but involved with an Adult Amateur or non-elite Underage club outside of the county is not permitted to travel outside Donegal for any football activity.
“Likewise, coaches or players resident outside of Donegal are not permitted to travel to Donegal for any non-elite football activity.
“Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Donegal can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government Guidelines outlined in the ‘Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 – Plan for Living with COVID-19’ programme and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.
“The FAI will continue to monitor Government guidelines for Donegal and will update this cessation order as required.”