Following the postponement of this weekend’s League of Ireland fixtures, the FAI have confirmed that more games have now had to be rearranged.
Irish football’s governing body have announced that the EA Sports Cup first round matches due to be played on Monday and Tuesday (March 5th and 6th respectively) have been postponed as Storm Emma continues to grip the country.
The ties will now be played throughout the month of March, in a period that now threatens to become congested in light of the number of fixtures having to be played.
EA SPORTS Cup – First Round
Monday, March 12: Finn Harps v Mayo League, Finn Park, KO 19:45 (Pool 2)
Tuesday, March 13: Wexford v Cobh Ramblers, Ferrycarrig Park, KO 20:00 (Pool 1)
Monday, March 19: Galway United v Cockhill Celtic, Eamonn Deacy Park, KO 19:45 (Pool 2)
Monday, March 19: St Mochta’s v Drogheda United, Porterstown Road, KO 19:45 (Pool 3)
Monday, March 26: Bohemians v Cabinteely, Dalymount Park, KO 19:45 (Pool 4)
Monday, March 26: Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne, Carlisle Grounds, KO 19:45 (Pool 3)
Monday, March 26: Waterford v UCC, RSC, KO 19:45 (Pool 1)
Tuesday, March 27: Athlone Town v UCD, Athlone Town Stadium, KO 19:45 (Pool 4)
A number of Premier and First Division clubs have been given byes into the second round, and will thus not be affected by the latest postponements and rearrangements.