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Watch: LOI Managers Fume After Embarrassing Floodlights Gaffe

Watch: LOI Managers Fume After Embarrassing Floodlights Gaffe

The recent opening weekend of the League of Ireland First Division season saw a rather embarrassing start after the fixture scheduled for United Park between Drogheda United and Finn Harps was postponed due to the quality of the floodlights.

Match referee John McLaughlin was unhappy with the lights on display and informed both teams that the fixture would not be fulfilled.

Speaking on tonight's Soccer Republic, Richie Sadlier highlighted situations like this as damaging to the league's brand.

There is a perception going for quite a while for reasons like this, because of incidents like this, that it is amateur hour non-stop in the league, and it's things like this. Last year it was the North Korea nonsense in Bray it is certain things that grab the headlines which are very difficult to defend.

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Drogheda boss Tim Clancy and Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan were also angered at the decision.

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Maurice Brosnan

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