Cork City's coronation as league champions has been delayed yet again as the match against Derry City has been put back 24 hours due to Hurricane Ophelia.

The game at Turner's Cross is expected to be sold out and if Cork can manage a draw they will win the League for the first time in 12 years.

A decision was reached this afternoon not to play the game on Monday for safety reason.

Earlier Kenny Shiels called for the game to be played on Tuesday.

"They should change the match," Shiels told RTÉ Sport.

"They should put it on Tuesday as the weather warning for Cork is not good for Monday evening. That would be a logical course of action. We are travelling down and it’s going to be unsafe and is likely to be postponed anyway."

Met Éireann told the National Emergency Coordination Committee that it expects the eye of the storm to hit the south coast and then track up along the west coast with storm force winds and heavy rain expected from tomorrow morning.

A status red weather warning has been issued by Met Éireann - its highest warning - for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry. 

It is due to come into effect at nine o'clock tomorrow morning. Ophelia is expected to be the most powerful hurricane to have ever been this far east in the Atlantic on record.

TV coverage or kick-off time has not yet been confirmed.