SO mid-September has arrived and the Athletic Union League season is ready to begin.
It seems a long time since football was suspended back in March. Hopefully we can look forward to a complete uninterrupted season from now to May 2021.
Achieving this will, in the main, be down to you the players, coaches and club management.
The FAI Safer Return to Play Protocol sets out what we need to do from here on. The main points are listed below.
A home team’s COVID-19 Compliance Officer must attend every home fixture, check that
the FAI Safer Return to Play Protocol is observed and maintain a full record of attendance for
contact tracing purposes.
No, team photographs are strictly prohibited. HSE guidelines and the FAI’s Safer Return to
Play Protocol state that 2 metres social distancing is strictly adhered to wherever possible.
· Teams should arrive as close as possible to kick off
· Travel in your gear and bring your own water- no sharing of water bottles
· No hand greetings (handshakes, fist pumps, high fives)
· No team photos
· Coaches/physio attending players must wear mask and gloves.
· Team staff & substitutes should observe 2meter social distance
· All equipment must be sanitised before and after the game
It is the responsibility of the club’s COVID-19 officer to ensure that all criteria around fixtures in the FAI’s Safer Return to Play Protocol are met.
Following the guideline over the past 6 month has gotten us to the start of the season. Continuing to follow them both on and off the pitch will get us to the end of it.
Best of luck to all our teams and players from the Executive Committee.
ATHLETIC UNION LEAGUE FIXTURES
Friday 11 September (7pm)
AUL Division 3 Sunday:
Beggsboro FC v FC Donaghmede, Kilternan Rd Cabra, Referee: Nolan Philip
Galty Celtic v Valley Park United, Brickfield Pk Allweather, 7.45pm, Referee: Kenny Patrick
Feehan Utilities Shield Final:
Phoenix FC v Hardwicke FC, AUL Complex, Referee: Allen Paul; Cassin Kevin; Shelley Paul.
Saturday 12 September (2pm)
Broombridge United FC v Crinian Strand FC, John Paul Park 2, Referee: Kenny Patrick;
Kingswood Castle v St Columbans SYC, Ballymount Pk, Referee: Durran Alex
AUL Division 3B Saturday:
Beechhill Utd v Beggsboro AFC, Beech Hill Park, Referee: Houlihan Mark;
Mourne Celtic FC v Lusk United, Mourne View, Referee: O’Connor Brian;
Raheny United v Hot Press MGB, St Anne’s Park, Referee: Watson John;
St Brendans United v Stamullen FC, McAuley Park 1, Referee: Preston Noel;
Willows FC v St Itas AFC, Poppintree Park 4, Referee: Rogan James
AUL Division 3A Saturday:
Clontarf FC, Idle; Whitehall Cel, Idle;
St Vincents Deaf v Elm Mount FC, Deaf Village Ireland, 12.0, Referee: Bartley Frank;
Carriglea FC v Chanel SSC, Monkstown Ave, Referee: Smith Jim;
St Itas AFC v Phoenix FC, St Ita’s Hospital Portrane, Referee: Beasley Christy;
Lusk United v FC Donaghmede, Rathmore Road Lusk, 3pm, Referee: Hanney John.
Sunday 13 September (11am)
AUL Division 3 Sunday:
Elm Mount FC, Idle; Swords Celtic, Idle; Grange Woodbine, Idle;
Clontarf FC v JK Celtic, St Anne’s Park, Referee: Cooney Thomas;
OLV FC v St Brendans United, Markieviecz Pk, Referee: Castillo Antonio;
Portrane Ath v St Itas FC, Portrane Rd, Referee: Lawless Brian Snr;.
Friday 18 September (7pm)
Raheny United v Valley Park United, St Anne’s Park, Referee: TBA.