The Republic of Ireland bore the full brunt of Hurricane Ophelia when she/it swept in on Monday, with the lashing winds causing damage and even fatalities right across the country.
While thankfully nobody was hurt, the good folk of Cork City awoke on Monday morning to find that Ophelia had had her wicked way with their Turner’s Cross stadium, with half of the roof across the Derrynane Stand collapsing in on itself…
With an Irish Premier League tie against Derry City scheduled to kick-off at 7:20pm on Tuesday night, it was merely assumed that the FAI would step in and call the the match off.
However, against all the odds, Cork have confirmed that the fixture will go ahead as planned.
Following consultation with engineers and relevant authorities, the game will go ahead with the Derrynane Stand closed. https://t.co/AMvCE0TGsV
— Cork City FC (@CorkCityFC) October 16, 2017
To coin the old Irish adage: The show must go on, even if your stadium roof is on its arse.