FINN HARPS SECRETARY John Campbell has stressed the difficulty of a second postponed fixture against Cork City will have on the Ballybofey club.
The fixture was due to take place on Tuesday, September 6, but will now take place on monday September 19, due to the visitors having Kevin O’Connor and Sean Maguire in Noel King’s Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for next month’s Uefa U21 Championships Qualifying Round fixtures against Slovenia and Serbia.[adrotate group=”38″]
It’s the second time that the Cork fixture has been put back. The game was initially fixed for Finn Park on Friday, July 22, but was postponed due to the Leesider’s European commitments. A new date for the game has yet to be confirmed.
“First of all I want to wish the two Cork City players Kevin O’Connor and Sean Maguire well on their call up to the Irish U21 squad,” Campbell said.[adrotate group=”37″]
“Cork was entitled to seek a postponement and we have no problem with that but it’s the second time that our home match against them has been called off. The first time was because of their European commitments.
“The game has now been put back two weeks until the 19th of September. The problem for us is that we had budgeted for a significant amount of money in gate receipts from the Cork match in Ballybofey on Tuesday week – September 6.
“We need that income on that week to help keep the club ticking over and pay the bills including the players’ wages. So the postponement of the Cork game for a second time in the space of six weeks is very hard for a part-time club like Finn Harps to cope with this type of financial hit.”[adrotate group=”43″]