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United Park: Stadium of no light as Harps game off

Floodlights being erected

Finn Harps’ season got off to a false start, as their game with Drogheda United was postponed tonight.

Harps had completed their warm-up, and both teams were lined up in the tunnel before kick-off when the game was called off by the referee, John McLaughlin.

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He wasn’t happy with the quality of the floodlights, and did not allow the game to start.

Finn Harps supporters – who travelled in good numbers – booed when the announcement was made, and while they were offered refunds, one fan called the situation a ‘shambles’.

Horgan had included the O’Connor brothers Michael and Ciaran, former Celtic winger Paddy McCourt, Lee Toland, Mary Coyle and Sam Todd in his starting eleven.

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Cobh made the long journey home with the three points.

Ciaran O'Connor netted the winner.

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