In light of the current heatwave, the Football Association of Ireland is recommending water breaks in all games under its jurisdiction this weekend.
This will include all League of Ireland, Women’s National League, underage National Leagues and Grassroots fixtures.
The FAI has recommended water breaks at all LOI, Women's National League, underage National Leagues and grassroots games this weekend as temperatures soar https://t.co/9Q10Hi0FkK
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Referees and Club management teams in all leagues will discuss a recommended water break with the referee before kick-off and they will confirm if it is to take place during your match.
The water break is at the discretion of the referee, but will most likely take place midway through both halves, approximately the 22nd and 67th minute of the game and without breaking the momentum of play.
Both water breaks will be a maximum of one minute long and this follows similar advice by the GAA County boards released yesterday evening.