FAI confirm March 19 start date for 2021 League of Ireland season and new two-year dual sponsorship deal with SSE Airtricity

Wed, Jan 20 2021

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The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have confirmed that the 2021 League of Ireland season will begin on March 19th.

The top-flight campaign will begin on the 19th while the Women’s National League and First Division will begin on March 26th.

It has also been revealed that SSE Airtricity will maintain their sponsorship of the League of Ireland for the next two years, and they will also sponsor the Women’s National League during that timeframe.

Fixture lists are expected to be revealed at the end of the month along with prize monies.

“We are delighted that not only will SSE Airtricity continue as title sponsor for the League of Ireland for a 12th season, but they have also extended their sponsorship deal to include the Women’s National League,” FAI CEO Jonathan Hill said.

“The double sponsorship announcement today is testament to the future direction of our domestic game and a significant boost for our League football infrastructure.”

Hill added: “SSE Airtricity’s commitment to Women’s football will come as no surprise to those who know how quickly our Women’s game is growing and how much growth is still to come, not just at the highest level but at every age group in Ireland.

“SSE Airtricity's sponsorship to date set the standard and now they have raised the bar again with this agreement.”

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