John Caulfield says decision to delay 2021 season until March was correct

Mon, Jan 04 2021
John Caulfield

John Caulfield Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick (ETPhotos)

Galway United manager John Caulfield has told the club’s website that the right decision was made to delay the 2021 season until March due to the increase in Covid cases.

“The First Division season has been delayed until the 26th of March and while we were all looking forward to beginning pre-season training this week, due to the increase of COVID-19, the correct decision has been made to delay the season. We’ve subsequently had to alter our start to pre-season – now we’ll be commencing training in early February," Caulfield said while speaking to his club's media team.

“In the meantime, the players have been keeping themselves in good condition and they’re itching to get back on the training ground. We understand the delay, and everyone wants a complete season, without any delays or disruption. 

"It looks like the delayed start will push the end of the season into late October, but we’re still waiting for official confirmation on that

“We’ve been delighted with the recruitment thus far, it’s possible that there will be a couple more additions to the squad in the coming weeks. We’ll keep supporters informed on any new developments.”

The Tribesmen will be going into full time training for the upcoming 2021 League of Ireland season and have signed twenty players for their squad so far. 

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