The FA of Ireland and WNL Committee have agreed with all WNL Clubs that the new Women’s National League season will commence on the week ending 28 June.
The 2020 season will now commence a week after the scheduled return of the FAI Women’s National League and will finish by 13 December, states wnl.fai.ie.
The League will be played over two rounds of fixtures, 16 games per team, with the FAI Women’s Senior Cup to run in tandem with the League season. The League Cup will be deferred for this season.
The nine-team league, which welcomes Athlone Town, Bohemians and Treaty United for the first time, had been due to commence on 14 March.
Bohemians will welcome Athlone Town, Galway travel to Tolka Park to face Shelbourne and Wexford Youths host DLR Waves on the opening day.
Defending champions Peamount United go to Cork City a day later, whilst Treaty United will play their first match the following week at home to Wexford.