Finn Harps v Shamrock Rovers game to go ahead despite Irish call-ups

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Finn Harps’ League of Ireland Premier Division game against Shamrock Rovers on Friday night will go ahead as scheduled.

With three Rovers players drafted into Republic of Ireland squads in recent days, there had been a suggestion that the game could be postponed.

Rovers ace Jack Byrne has been called up to the Irish senior squad by Mick McCarthy for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Brandon Kavanagh and Trevor Clarke, meanwhile, have been included in Stephen Kenny’s Ireland U21 squad for Sunday’s U21 qualifier against Luxembourg.

However, Friday’s game at Finn Park will go ahead with Rovers deciding not to seek a postponement.

The game in Ballybofey will be Friday’s only Premier Division game with all the other scheduled games off as a result of international call-ups.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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