Harps have NOT received any official confirmation regarding when the fixture will take place, despite the game being scheduled to be played next weekend.
It’s now believed that the game will be played next Sunday afternoon at 2pm in Avondale.
Avondale FC tweeted the details of their fixture on their official Twitter account earlier today.
However, Harps have still not received any official confirmation on when the game will take place.
Logistically the fixture is already challenging for Harps, and with the uncertainty over what day the game will actually be played it has meant the club has been unable to make any travel preparations.
If the game as expected takes place next Sunday afternoon as Avondale announced on Twitter, then Harps will have to travel to Cork on Saturday and stay overnight.
But with no official confirmation announced Harps have been unable to make arrangements for the crucial clash with the FAI Intermediate Cup champions.
A club spokesman said, “It’s a farcical situation and it should have been resolved earlier than this.
“We’ve been unable to make any arrangements for the fixture, and it’s just not good enough.
“It’s disappointed that Avondale United feel confident enough to announce details of the fixture on their Twitter account, yet we still haven’t received any confirmation.
Harps are currently on their way back from Cork this evening after narrowly losing to Cobh Ramblers 1-0.
A 31st minute strike from Rob Waters was the difference between the sides, and back-to-back defeats have ended Harps promotion hopes.
But with a cup semi-final up for grabs, there’s still plenty to play for the season and the prospect of a cup semi-final has Harps fans dreaming of a cup final at the Aviva in November.
However, Avondale will provide stiff opposition and will be no pushovers when the two sides clash next Sunday, or Saturday or maybe Friday at Turner’s Cross.
They’ll decide soon hopefully…..