In a statement the league said the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season will now finish on Sunday, November 8th, while the SSE Airtricity League First Division season will now conclude on Tuesday, October 27th.
They said the decision to extend the 2020 season has been ratified by the National League Executive Committee with the final rounds of both divisions pushed back for competition integrity purposes, with all fixtures scheduled for the same time and date.
The two St. Patrick’s Athletic fixtures which were affected by the squad’s 14-day isolation have been rescheduled.
Finn Harps v St. Patrick’s Athletic will now be played on Wednesday, October 28th and St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk will now take place on Sunday, November 1st.
The two Galway United fixtures which were affected by the squad’s 14-day isolation have also been rescheduled.
Galway United v Drogheda United will now take place Tuesday, October 20 and Bray Wanderers v Galway United will be played on Saturday, October 24th.
The league also announced the dates for the Extra.ie FAI Cup quarter-finals. They said the four fixtures will be in October & November due to Dundalk’s progression in the UEFA Europa League, the November international window and the promotion/relegation play-offs, with kick-off times to be confirmed.
Extra.ie FAI Cup Quarter-Finals:
Sligo Rovers v Derry City – Friday, October 30th
Athlone Town v Shelbourne – Saturday, October 31st
Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers – Sunday, November 1st
Bohemians v Dundalk – Saturday, November 14th
The league also said that the promotion/relegation play-off series has been rescheduled as well with the First Division play-off semi-finals set to take place on Saturday, October 31st, the First Division play-off final on Friday, November 6th and the promotion/relegation play-off final on Saturday, November 14th.