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Vulnerable League of Ireland clubs brace themselves for a period of uncertainty

Daniel McDonnell



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Niall Quinn used the word “catastrophic” last night and that is not being alarmist. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Niall Quinn used the word “catastrophic” last night and that is not being alarmist. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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Niall Quinn used the word “catastrophic” last night and that is not being alarmist. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Forget Slovakia for now. There are bigger problems coming at the Irish football administration before March 26, with wider reaching implications.

Less than two months after the announcement of a refinancing deal that secured the survival of the FAI, it now seems inevitable that they will have to return to the same sources - the Government and UEFA - for assistance.

Any decision to suspend sporting gatherings would have serious consequences for the League of Ireland. Informed sources are expecting developments once this weekend's scheduled games are out of the way.