The Football Association of Ireland today announces an extension to the cessation of all football under its jurisdiction until April 19th inclusive, following directives from Government, the Department of Health and UEFA.

The decision to extend a deadline for the return to football has been taken in light of the ever-growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interests of our players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and staff. This decision will continue to be monitored on an ongoing basis.

The FAI is in communication with the Department of Health and UEFA on COVID-19 and will continue to follow all government guidelines. The Association advises all members, volunteers and stakeholders to respect the HSE guidelines on social distancing during this pandemic.

The Cork Business League is yet to meet to discuss what this extension will mean to the current CBL season. We will be communicating with other leagues around Cork to ensure everything is taken into consideration, and how next season may be impacted.

Full FAI statement can be read here