Cork City take on Derry City on Tuesday night in a battered and bruised Turner’s Cross with the home team having the opportunity to capture the league title.
The fixture will go ahead, rather amazingly, despite the path of destruction blazed through the southern capital by storm Ophelia on Monday.
The Derrynane Road Stand, which was obliterated by the vicious weather conditions will remain closed for the game.
The FAI recently released this statement on the fixture:
The FAI’s statement on City v Derry at Turners Cross. pic.twitter.com/rAVwSD8Fx4
— Cork's RedFM Sport (@BigRedBench) October 16, 2017
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) October 16, 2017
The clash was originally scheduled for Monday night, but was postponed 24 hours with a view to letting the treacherous conditions pass.
What transpired was a wave of destruction to the home of Cork City FC, which nobody saw coming. Ophelia proved to be much more treacherous than expected with many buildings, trees and, quite frankly, anything in its way feeling the wrath of the gale force winds.
You can check out the damage done to Turner’s Cross here.
The worst of the storm now looks to have passed by Cork and the game has been given the go-ahead for Tuesday night. A point will see City crowned champions.
Having led from the beginning of the season all the way up until now, it was widely expected that the Rebel Army would have had the title wrapped up by now, however, somewhat of a dip in form has meant that the Leeside faithful have been forced to be patient in their wait to celebrate their inevitable league success.
Will Tuesday be the night? Weather permitting, it very well could be.