Message from Seamus Coleman
As per HSE Advice, to slow down the spread of coronavirus you should adhere to social distancing. Social distancing is keeping a space of 2 meters (6.5 feet) between you and other people. Do not shake hands or make close contact if possible. This applies for work and outside work situations.
The Football Association of Ireland had already announced the cessation of all football under its jurisdiction until April 19 inclusive, and with immediate effect following directives from Government, the Department of Health and UEFA.
The FAI made this decision after a meeting with Government, the Department of Health and stakeholders from other national sporting bodies.The decision was taken in light of the growing threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and in the best interests of our players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and staff. This decision will be monitored on an ongoing basis.
The FAI remains in communication with the Department of Health and UEFA on COVID-19 and will continue to follow all government guidelines.