Westport United

Founded 1911

Co. Mayo

STATEMENT FROM MAYO ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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Statement from Mayo League

As you are aware the Mayo League 2020 season has “hung in the balance” for a number of months due to the current pandemic. In order to alleviate the uncertainty the League Management Committee has now taken the decision to void the 2020 season. This is a decision that was not taken lightly but after much discussion and interaction with Connacht F.A and F.A.I. we feel it is the correct decision in order to allow everybody to prepare properly for the 2021 season.

The 2020 season was extended to 21st March 2021, this allowed us seven weekends to complete our programme, including this weekend. We need eight weekends to play six rounds of league matches, cup semi-finals and finals. As you can see from the time allowed it is not possible to complete our programme.

As a result of this decision all players are now free agents as per FAI Rule Book—Part C—Rule 11—Point 4, as the players registration expires when the season is over. Players are free to sign for the 2021 season.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your co-operation and patience during the past twelve months, it has been difficult for all concerned, we did get to play 149 matches from 18th July to 4th October, this we were all grateful for.

When we are given the go ahead to resume competitive action we will allow everybody to have four weeks to prepare.

In the meantime, on behalf of the League I ask you all to stay safe and follow the guidelines, mind yourself and mind each other.

Regards,

John Durkan,

Secretary,

Mayo Football League

On behalf of League Management Committee

6th February 2021

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