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'Even one death because of football would be unacceptable': Irish League club doctors give their verdict on whether football should return

 

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Glenavon and Cliftonville's club doctors have been discussing the Irish League's route back to action.

Glenavon and Cliftonville's club doctors have been discussing the Irish League's route back to action.

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Glenavon and Cliftonville's club doctors have been discussing the Irish League's route back to action.

Supporters are getting restless, clubs are concerned and there is undoubtedly a desire to see the return of Irish League football as soon as possible.

However, government guidance has ruled out the possibility of any football being played in Northern Ireland for the next three or four months at least, leaving our clubs on the horns of dilemma as they balance the costs of running a modern club against their duty of care to their players and staff.

Amongst their members of staff are the club doctors, who are tasked with overseeing the health and wellbeing of players and backroom teams on matchdays.