Finn Harps say away postponement of Dundalk away clash puts extra pressure on Ballybofey club

Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers Feb 16

Finn Harps has confirmed that their League of Ireland Premier Division match against Dundalk will not be played on Monday, August 15.

It was scheduled for Oriel Park but will not take place on that date due to the Louth side’s continued involvement in European competition.

Harps claim the rescheduling – which is the third Harps game to be moved due to other teams’ Euro campaigns – puts extra pressure on the club.

A Finn Harps spokesman said: “While the progress of League of Ireland teams in Europe is very much welcomed, the postponements do put Ollie Horgan’s small part-time squad under extra pressure as the club bids to stay in the top flight next season.”

A date for the rescheduled fixture will be announced in due course.

It’s the third time this season that Ollie Horgan’s side has had a league game postponed due to League of Ireland teams’ commitments in Europe.

In addition to the Dundalk game, the other fixtures involved St Patrick’s Athletic and Cork City.

The Pat’s match has been played, but Harps must now wait and see when dates are fixed for the rescheduled games against Cork and Dundalk, the top two teams in the Premier Division.