The League of Ireland Premier Division rumbles onto its second game week tonight, with some heavyweight clashes taking place around the country. Meanwhile, Division 1 gets underway, with the three relegated teams from last year eager to bounce straight back up to the top tier.
Cabinteely host Wexford, Galway United entertain Athlone Town while Shelbourne travel to UCD. The fourth fixture of the evening was Finn Harps’ trip to Drogheda United.
However, in the run-up to kick-off, the game was postponed due to the floodlights lacking strength.
Match called off due to floodlight issues. See all in Finn Park on Friday.
— Finn Harps FC (@FinnHarpsFC) February 23, 2018
It appears that there weren’t enough bulbs in the lights, and therefore the pitch wasn’t adequately lit.
The game at United Park was postponed after the referee judged the lighting to be unsatisfactory.
A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course. pic.twitter.com/nfSTfwHZ4M
— SSE Airtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) February 23, 2018
People still not told, players walking around….bizarre pic.twitter.com/P2VYWfRUou
— Marie Crowe (@mariecrowe) February 23, 2018
Good lord. Drogheda v Harps off now it seems. Not so much floodlight failure as floodlight underachievement… https://t.co/RTzFiBzQRx
— emmet malone (@emmetmalone) February 23, 2018
Frustrated fans took a dim view of the situation…
Joke. We should be awarded the win. Travelling support should be repaid.
— Dominic Devine (@lutonharps) February 23, 2018
No way !!!! Fecksake
— John D (@gsjohn67) February 23, 2018
This is a stuttering start to the season for the Louth and Donegal outfits.
Drogs now wait until next Friday for their trip to Tolka Park to play Shelbourne, while Finn Harps will open their season at home to Longford Town.