League of Ireland football set for July 31 restart

Tue, Jun 30 2020

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The League of Ireland is set to return on July 31st following a ruling made by the National League Executive Committee (NLEC).

The NLEC has ruled that the league will resume on July 31st with the league resuming as planned with two rounds of fixtures, 18 in total, and counting results of matches played to date.

Significantly, promotion and relegation structures will remain the same as planned from the start of the season.

Following this morning’s meeting in Abbotstown, the NLEC has written to all clubs informing them of the decision made.

A Play-Off will take place between the ninth placed Premier Division club and the winner of the First Division play-off series involving the teams that finish 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the second tier.

The winner of the Play-Off will play in the Premier Division of the SSE Airtricity League in the 2021 season.

Fixtures will be announced in due course.