The Munster Senior League have confirmed that the current 2019/20 season will not be completed as a result of the current Covid-19 cessation of football activities.
In a statement released on Saturday, the MSL said that they ‘have concluded that it will not be practical to finish the season in a safe and healthy environment’.
News of the season’s curtailment comes just days after it was confirmed that the AUL and Limerick and District League have also cut their campaigns short.
“With the FAI announcement on Friday May 15, of a pathway for a safer return to football, we have examined different scenarios and have concluded that it will not be practical to finish the season in a safe and healthy environment,” a Munster Senior League statement said.
“To try and complete all our competitions without the approval and co-operation of over 70% of our clubs would severely undermine their integrity.
“We acknowledge that some of our clubs will be disappointed with this outcome. However the uncertain health situation coupled with the democratic views of our clubs must be to the fore in any decision making.
“We hope this will afford all our clubs clarity in a very uncertain time for all.
“Clubs are reminded that the cessation of all adult amateur football under the jurisdiction of the FAI is extended to July 20 for all affiliates.
“Any return to football within our league will be with strict adherence to all health guidelines and all matters pertaining to season 2O2O/2011 will be communicated to clubs in due course.”
Elsewhere, the Limerick Desmond League has also been cut short – as has the Cork Youth League and Cork AUL.