Finn Harps’ fixture with Cockhill Celtic postponed as mark of respect for Ryan McBride


The FAI has confirmed that tomorrow night’s EA Sports Cup first round match between Finn Harps and Cockhill Celtic in Ballybofey has been postponed.

It has been as a mark of respect following the sad passing of Derry City captain Ryan McBride. A date for the rescheduled fixture will be announced in due course.

Finn Harps FC released the following statement:

Finn Harps Football Club wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Derry City captain Ryan McBride, whose sad and sudden passing at just 27 years of age has left the soccer community in the Northwest and across the country in shock at the devastating news of the loss of a true leader on the field and a gentleman off it.

The thoughts of everyone at Finn Harps are with Ryan McBride’s family and friends, the Derry City management and players and all at our neighbouring League of Ireland Premier Division Club at this enormously difficult time.

MA in Journalism graduate from NUI Galway and BBS Marketing and NC in Online Marketing from LyIT, who has worked covering sport in Donegal since 2004. Part of Donegal Democrat who won McNamee awards in 2013 and 2015 for 'best provincial publication'. Reseacher for 'Jimmy's Winnin' Matches' documentary and Rory Kavanagh's autobiography 'Winning'

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