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Football in N Ireland facing further weather disruption

Glentoran's Oval pitch is under snow
Glentoran's Oval pitch is under snow with freezing conditions expected to persist

The Irish League programme faces further disruption with the freezing weather expected to remain in Northern Ireland until Wednesday evening.

Three Co-operative Insurance Cup quarter-finals have been rearranged for Tuesday, 21 December but it looks inevitable they will be postponed.

The Premiership game between Donegal Celtic and Cliftonville on the same night is another likely casualty.

It was originally planned for Saturday but all the games were called off.

Forecasters say temperatures in Belfast will remain below freezing until Wednesday evening.

The three Co-operative Insurance ties have already been postponed twice.

If they are called off again on Tuesday, organisers will have to find slots in January, ahead of the semi-finals which are set for the start of February.

Ballymena United are at home to Crusaders, Lisburn Distillery play Newry City with Coleraine travelling to take on Portadown.



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All Premiership games postponed
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