Key points

The FAI has released a Safer Return to Football policy document, which outlines plans for the proposed aspirational and gradual return of the SSE Airtricity League.‬

As part of the proposals, Bohemians are due to compete in a four-team tournament behind closed doors alongside the three other clubs who have qualified for Europe – Dundalk, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers – in late July or early August.

It is hoped this will act as a pilot scheme for a full return to SSE Airtricity League, while also fhelping preparations for European football.

β€ͺThe road back to football will obviously present great challenges and is likely to be a drawn out process.

FAI Medical Director Dr Alan Byrne summed it up: “The only certainty around a return to football during this COVID-19 pandemic is the uncertainty.”

The patience of all clubs, players, supporters and all other stakeholders will continue to be tested but we will further update fans when we are in a position to do so.‬

In the meantime, you can read the FAI statement in full here.

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