Tonight’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Finn Harps and Drogheda has fallen victim to Storm Eunice.
The decision has been made to postpone the opening night fixture following a pitch inspection at Finn Park this afternoon. Heavy overnight snowfall in Donegal led to referee Damian MacGraith deeming the surface unplayable.
The league says the game is off due to "pitch conditions and health and safety concerns", and that a date for the re-fixture will be announced in due course.
Update | @FinnHarpsFC v @DroghedaUnited
Due to pitch conditions and health & safety concerns, the fixture has been postponed
A new date for the fixture will be announced in due course | #LOI pic.twitter.com/Wf8N2Psk3g
— SSE Airtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) February 18, 2022
Elsewhere tonight, Damien Duff's Shelbourne welcome St Patrick's Athletic to a sold-out Tolka Park at 7.45pm, with Dundalk hosting Derry City at Oriel Park at the same time.
Champions Shamrock Rovers take on UCD at Tallaght Stadium in the other top-flight game.
Tonight’s First Division clash of Bray Wanderers and Cork City is also dependent on a pitch inspection.
Elsewhere, Waterford begin life in the second tier away to Athlone, and Wexford host Treaty United.