SSE Airtricity League Premier Division

Dundalk FC's trip to Derry City on Friday night has been postponed

The match was supposed to be the first at the redeveloped Brandywell Stadium

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Dundalk FC's trip to Derry City on Friday night has been postponed

Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC's match with Derry City on Friday night has been postponed, the FAI has confirmed.

The Lilywhites were fixed to be the first visitors to the newly redeveloped Brandywell Stadium, however, following the inclement snowfall that has stricken large parts of Ireland, all SSE Airtricity League matches scheduled for this weekend have been called off.

The games have been re-fixed for Monday, March 19.

An FAI statement on the postponements read: "The Football Association of Ireland can confirm that all games scheduled to take place in the SSE Airtricity League this weekend have been postponed.

"Following a detailed monitoring process, where the FAI worked closely with all clubs, it was decided to postpone all games in the Premier and First Divisions due to current severe weather conditions and future forecasts from Met Eireann."

Earlier this morning, the FAI was said to be 'monitoring' the situation, but, like so many other sporting events, both local and national, the matches have now been postponed.

Dundalk would have been looking forward to the Derry clash having demolished Limerick 8-0 at Oriel Park last night in what was their first league win of the campaign.

As a result, the Lilywhites' next match will see them face Cork City at Oriel Park on Friday, March 9. That game will kick-off at 8pm and be televised live on EirSport.