Dundalk FC’s postponed match away to St Patrick’s Athletic has been re-fixed for Sunday November 1st.
The game had been scheduled to take place at Richmond Park on Friday but was called off on Wednesday evening after a member of Stephen O’Donnell’s squad was confirmed as having Covid-19.
As a result, the FAI have opted to extend the season by a week with Dundalk’s final game at home to Sligo Rovers now pencilled in for Sunday November 11th.
That means Dundalk will face a run of nine matches in 27 days, starting from tonight (Tuesday) when they travel to face Cork City in Turner’s Cross.
The Lilywhites’ FAI Cup quarter-final tie away to Bohemians has also been confirmed for Saturday November 14th in Dalymount Park with further fixture. Congestion possible if they advance to the semi-finals on the weekend ending November 22nd or the final, which is provisionally pencilled in for November 29th – just three days before Dundalk are due to host Rapid Wien in the Europa League.
Asked about how Friday’s postponement impacted Dundalk, interim head coach Filippo Giovagnoli said he wasn’t too put out by it.
“I try to take everything in a positive way so I just said I’ve another day to prepare and work for the Cork game.
“We got to spend more time on the field training and consolidating stuff which we needed.”
Dundalk’s remaining fixture schedule for the season is as follows…
- 13/10 – Cork City (A) – League
- 16/10 – Bohemians (H) – League
- 19/10 – Derry City (A) – League
- 22/10 – Molde (H) – Europa League
- 25/10 – Waterford (A) – League
- 29/10 – Arsenal (A) – Europa League
- 1/11 – St Patrick’s Athletic (A) – League
- 5/11 – Rapid Wien (A) – Europa League
- 8/11 – Sligo Rovers (H) – League
- 14/11 – Bohemians (A) – FAI Cup
- 26/11 – Rapid Wien (H) – Europa League
- 3/12 – Molde (A) – Europa League
- 10/12 – Arsenal (H) – Europa League