The FAI's annual general meeting, originally scheduled to take place on 25 July, has been pushed back to September.

The association said the meeting "has been rescheduled in line with Covid-19 restrictions and to allow for the newly appointed external auditors Grant Thornton to prepare accounts".

FAI Council members have been told an extraordinary general meeting will take place "in the near future" to vote on the required changes to the FAI Rule Book and Constitution as the FAI pushes on with governance reform.

Independent chairperson Roy Barrett wrote to council members to inform them of the postponement. He also said that the FAI is seeking further financial assistance to ensure the continued viability of the association.

Barrett said this support has been sought along with other national sporting organisations who have also been impacted by the pandemic.

The AGM was originally supposed to take place in Galway later this month.