The FAI has confirmed the suspension of all adult amateur and underage football matches in the country following the government's introduction of nationwide Level 3 Covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight. 

Elite football matches - those of the the SSE Airtricity League, the Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues - will continue, however.

Adult amateur and non-elite underage clubs can continue to train under non-contact conditions as per the government guidelines and in conjunction with the updated FAI Safer Return to Training Protocol.

Coaches and players are not permitted to leave their resident county for training with adult amateur and non-elite underage teams.

Games in Dublin and Donegal had already been suspended when those counties were the first to enter Level 3.

The FAI said that it will continue to monitor government guidelines and will update their cessation order as required.