Kerryman

| 9.7°C Dublin

KDL chairman admits the future is very uncertain

Close

Sean O'Keeffe

Sean O'Keeffe

SPORTSFILE

Sean O'Keeffe

KDL chairman Sean O'Keeffe ha said the League in Kerry will be doing everything they have been instructed to do by the FAI, and will comply with FAI guidelines, in conjunction with the advice from the Health Service Executive, for as long as necessary.

"We got a press release from the IFA to cancel fixtures until after March 29. We will be sitting down and discussing all options during the week but we can't go ahead with fixtures again until we get the green light from the FAI," Mr O'Keeffe told The Kerryman. "If the league resumes in early April we may just have to focus on the games that are necessary to complete the league schedule.

"Most of the leagues are at an advanced stage and we might just focus on the games that will decide divisions. If the ban continues into April then there is a strong chance that the league may have to be abandoned. This is the last thing we want to see happening but a crisis exists and the health and welfare of everyone that is involved in the game must take top priority.

"Everyone involved in the game are worried what the future holds but they are all very happy that the right decision has been made by the FAI on the advice of the government and HSE.

Quiet a few sides have almost qualified for league finals and they have a very anxious wait to see how things develop over the next couple of weeks.

"We will sit down with clubs and discuss options if and when the ban is lifted. Everything is up in the air at present and it is a worrying time for everyone involved in the game around the county and the whole country in general."

Kerryman