The inclement weather of the past week has resulted in a change of venue for Saturday’s pre-season game between Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers, with the game now due to be played at the Sligo Sports Complex, Cleveragh with a new kick-off time of 7.45pm.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan confirmed the change in venue, explaining the weather had taken its toll and made playing the game at Finn Park or the Showgrounds a non-runner.
“It is a little bit disappointing not to be able to get the game played at Finn Park but at this stage any game is better than no game and we’re looking forward to the match now,” Horgan told the club’s official website.
The match was initially scheduled to take place in Ballybofey before being switched to Ballyshannon’s all-weather Lakeside Centre. However, the decision was made on Friday afternoon to move the match to Cleveragh. Sligo’s pre-season fixture against Longford Town was postponed on Tuesday night.
Harps have already drawn 0-0 with Westport United and 3-3 against Cork City in pre-season.
Meanwhile, Harps were on Thursday awarded a First Division Licence by the FAI’s Club Licensing Committee
A club statement read: “ Harps are delighted to announce the club has being awarded a licence for the forthcoming season. The club would like to thank our hardworking staff and volunteers for ensuring that our first team will once be representing Donegal at senior level in 2014.
“The board would like to express their gratitude to Seamus Bradley, Lorna McHugh, Joey O’Leary and Ronan Floyd for their contribution to the club throughout the licensing process.”
Harps this week learned their opponents in the EA Sports League Cup first round will be Ulster Senior League champions Cockhill Celtic. The match will take place at Finn Park on Monday, March 10.