The Football Association of Ireland has announced the cessation of all adult amateur and underage football matches in Donegal following the introduction of Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions.

The measure comes as the 14-day incidence rate for Covid-19 in Co Donegal overtook the rate in Dublin and is now at 148.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Elite football - namely the SSE Airtricity League and all five underage National Leagues sides - is exempt from the restrictions.

Finn Harps are due to host Cork City on Sunday in the Premier Division. 

The FAI has also confirmed that nobody is permitted to travel outside of Donegal or enter the county for non-elite football activity.

"Adult amateur and non-elite Underage clubs in Donegal can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the Government guidelines," the FAI said.

The Donegal Senior Football County final between Kilcar and Naomh Conaill had already been pushed back until 7 October.

Last week a member of the Donegal senior football squad tested positive for coronavirus and the entire squad went into isolation. 

Non-contact training in pods of  no more than 15 are allowed outdoors.