All RDFL fixtures postponed for two weeks

The Roscommon & District Football League management committee has confirmed that all fixtures have been postponed for two weeks in the interest of safety due to the current Covid-19 situation.

The decision, which affects fixtures scheduled for the weekends of January 7th to 9th and 14th to 16th, was taken at an online meeting of the committee on Monday, January 3rd.

The league secretary had been in contact with all clubs regarding the amount of positive cases and isolating members within clubs.

It was also decided that should clubs have back games that had been postponed for any reason up until now to be played and both clubs involved feel it is safe to do so, these games can be played and will be verified by the league. This also includes any external cups that teams are involved in and is entirely depending on match official availability.

In a statement this week, the league said: “This decision was based entirely on the safety of our players, club, match and league officials along with the safety of our members’ families.

“Another meeting of the league management committee will review this decision in time for announcing whether fixtures will be made for the weekend January 21st/24th in the hope that Covid-19 numbers will have at that stage peaked and it is safe to return again”.

The league also confirmed that under RDFL rule 13(c), Cloonfad United B will play in the promotion half of Division Two following the split. Both Rahara Rovers and Boyle Celtic B will now in the shield competition.