This weekend’s League of Ireland fixtures have fallen victim to the adverse weather conditions set to grip the country in the next few days.
The FAI have confirmed that the 10 Premier Division fixtures due to go ahead on Friday and Saturday will now not take place as planned, saying in a statement:
“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that all games scheduled to take place in the SSE Airtricity League this weekend have been postponed.
“Following a detailed monitoring process, where the FAI worked closely with all clubs, it was decided to postpone all games in the Premier and First Divisions due to current severe weather conditions and future forecasts from Met Eireann.”
The possibility of postponements became greater on Wednesday morning when the FAI first announced that it would be monitoring weather developments throughout the day – but with a red weather warning sent out for Munster and Leinster, and with many parts of the country snowed in, the chances of games going ahead this weekend fell dramatically.
Irish football’s governing body have also confirmed details of the new dates for the fixtures to take place, with most already having new dates locked in (with times to follow):
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division
Bray Wanderers v Waterford – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Cork City v Bohemians – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Derry City v Dundalk – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Limerick v Shamrock Rovers – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
St Patrick’s Athletic v Sligo Rovers – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Limerick v Cork City – Changed from Saturday, March 17 to Friday, March 16
Limerick v Waterford – Changed from Saturday, March 31 to Friday, March 30
SSE Airtricity League First Division
Athlone Town v Cabinteely – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Wexford v UCD – Rescheduled for Monday, March 19
Cobh Ramblers v Galway United – Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date
Finn Harps v Longford Town – Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date
Shelbourne v Drogheda United – Fixture to be rescheduled at a later date
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