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Bohemians Covid-19 results negative again & 5 UEFA licences awarded

Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

5:11 PM - 16 Jun 2020



The players and staff from Bohemians have received negative results from last week's fourth round of testing for COVID-19.

That means that it has been a clean sweep for all four clubs taking part in the FAI’s pilot programme for a safer return to action for all Irish football.

FAI Medical Director Dr. Alan Byrne received the results yesterday after Bohemians were tested ahead of training last Thursday evening.

All those tested have been informed of their negative result.

All of the players and staff at Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers and Derry City tested negative last week and were informed of their results on Friday.

The FAI has conducted four rounds of testing on all four European-qualified squads and all four rounds have produced negative results.

A further round of testing of players and staff at the four clubs is due to take place today.

In further good news for those clubs, following a meeting last night, the Independent Club Licensing Committee of the Football Association of Ireland awarded UEFA Licenses to four SSE Airtricity League clubs.

Another was awarded to a Women’s National League club for the 2020-21 UEFA Club competition season.

Dundalk will be entered in the UEFA Champions League while Bohemians, Derry City and Shamrock Rovers will be entered in the UEFA Europa League.

Peamount United will be entered in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Meanwhile, PFAI chairman and Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers has told OTB Sport that the old leadership of the FAI are to blame for the League of Ireland's current problems.

Talks to restart the Premier and First Division seasons are due to resume again on Wednesday with the lack of funding to make up for lost matchday revenue, proving to be the biggest hurdle.

"We all know there's certainly no FAI money because of the scenario with the last regime, I know there's two debates whether it's old or new regimes here but the drawdown early of €4.5 million from UEFA has left the organising body in a serious hole.

"If it hadn't been drawn down early, it would be there as a contingency fund to get the league up and running.

"We're paying the price for the past regimes faults really and it's difficult for the likes of Niall and Gary coming in there, and they're trying to pick up the pieces.

"There's huge problems and huge frustrations for everyone on all sides of it."



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