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NI Football League draw up funding plan to keep Irish League clubs alive

Taskforce hopes NI Executive will recognise the value of Irish League

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The NI Football League is putting together plans to help clubs through the financial crisis.

The NI Football League is putting together plans to help clubs through the financial crisis.

The NI Football League is putting together plans to help clubs through the financial crisis.

The Northern Ireland Football League has set up a taskforce aimed at securing vital funding from the NI Executive and Irish FA to keep the domestic game alive.

As the Covid-19 pandemic remains a serious health concern, clubs fear they won't be able to play in front of significant numbers of supporters when the Danske Bank Premiership is scheduled to resume on Saturday, October 17.

It was hoped that 50% capacity attendances could be reached but the rising infection rate means that restrictions are likely to remain in place.