The FAI has extended the nomination period for candidates for president and vice-president of the association until 25 July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The office of President and Vice-President are scheduled for election at the AGM of the FAI in Galway on Saturday, 25 July and had been due to close on 30 April. 

Current president Gerry McAnaney was elected in January to succeed Donal Conway, who stepped down halfway through his one-year term.

"In view of the COVID-19 lockdown, the Board of the FAI will review and determine a new date for nominations based on Government guidelines on the restriction of movement procedures which are currently in place until May 5th at the earliest," said a statement.

"The Independent Chairperson, Roy Barrett, has also informed AGM members that an extension of the current lockdown beyond the end of May could see the Board investigate other ways in which nominations can be submitted and may also result in other arrangements for the AGM.

"The Board of the FAI intends to hold an EGM as soon as restrictions have been lifted when it will present an Electoral Code to members which will set out eligibility criteria for the Board and the electoral system to be utilized at the 2020 AGM. Work on the Electoral Code is continuing with the assistance of UEFA and FIFA."