League Of Ireland Players Test Negative For Covid-19

All league of Ireland players have tested negative for Covid-19 in the first batch of test’s carried out on four SSE Airtricity League clubs.

FAI Medical Director Dr Alan Byrne received the results today of the first batch of tests, carried out on Monday at Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City and Bohemians.

All those tested have been informed of their negative result.

The players and staff from the four clubs will be tested again next Monday ahead of a planned return to training on June 8th, as part of the pilot programme to ensure a safe return for football at all levels under the jurisdiction of the FAI.

“This is most welcome news and a very positive step as we work with Government, their agencies and all stakeholders in the game towards a safer return for all of Irish football,” said FAI Interim Deputy CEO Niall Quinn.

“These negative results are an early boost for everyone in the game but it is only the start. We have to remain vigilant and we again urge all affiliates clubs, players, supporters and parents, to abide by the Government and HSE guidelines.”