The Women's National League has been scheduled to start in June, a week after what will hopefully see the resumption of the men's SSE Airtricity League.

The FAI and the WNL committee agreed that the competition will get under way during the weekend ending June 28 on Friday and run until 13 December.

An FAI statement said: "The 2020 season will now commence a week after the scheduled return of the SSE Airticity League, and the Women's National League will finish on the weekend ending December 13.

"The league will be played over two rounds of fixtures, 16 games per team, with the FAI Women's Cup to run in tandem with the league season. The League Cup will be deferred for this season.

"The decision was taken in the light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the FAI remains committed to all guidelines issued by the Government and the Department of Health."