Irish Premiership: Three games called off because of wintry weather

Glentoran frozen pitch
Efforts to clear Glentoran's Oval pitch of snow proved to be in vain

Three of Saturday's scheduled Irish Premiership games have been called off because of the wintry weather across Northern Ireland.

The fixtures between Glentoran and Coleraine at the Oval and the match between Ballymena United and Linfield at the Showgrounds have been postponed.

The game between Warrenpoint and Glenavon is also off after the pitch at Milltown was deemed unplayable.

Portadown v Cliftonville will kick off at 17:00 after passing an inspection.

The playing surface was examined at 15:00 GMT after a major effort was made to clear the pitch of snow at Shamrock Park.

The decision was taken to move the kick-off back by two hours in the hope that the snow showers may abate and the playing surface improve.

The day's other fixtures see Crusaders host Carrick Rangers at 15:00 and Larne entertain Dungannon Swifts at 17:30 in a match which will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer.

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