Wintry weather forces postponement of two Irish Premiership matches

The Irish Premiership match between Ballinamallard United and Linfield at Ferney Park was called off due to snow
The Irish Premiership match between Ballinamallard United and Linfield at Ferney Park was called off due to snow

Two Danske Bank Irish Premiership matches fell victim to the weather on Saturday.

The game between Ballinamallard and Linfield at Ferney Park was called off due to snow while Coleraine’s match with Glenavon at The Showgrounds was also cancelled as a result of an unplayable surface.

Both games failed pitch inspections on Saturday morning and will have now been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 27.

On Friday, Institute FC’s game with Dungannon Swifts was also called off at Drumahoe and will also be played on the same date later this month.

Poor weather conditions across Northern Ireland also saw the Championship One match between Loughgall and Ards postponed, with five games in Championship Two called off, including Ballymoney United v Coagh United, Banbridge Town v Glebe Rangers, Tobermore United v Sport and Leisure Swifts, Wakehurst v Portstewart and Dollingstown v Lurgan Celtic.