Cabinteely's First Division clash against Galway United has been called off after a positive Covid-19 test in the Cabo camp.

Cabinteely, who have won their first two games and sit top of the table, were due to host John Caulfield's men but an FAI statement released on Friday evening confirmed the fixture will not go ahead.

"Following discussions with the HSE around a positive Covid-19 case at the club, Cabinteely FC have informed the League of Ireland that they are unable to field a team for the scheduled SSE Airtricity First Division fixture against Galway United," it read.

"The fixture will not take place tonight and this matter will now be referred to the FAI's Disciplinary Control Unit."

In their own statement Cabinteely added: "This decision - taken by the Board of Cabinteely FC - followed protracted discussions with the HSE and the FAI.

"Based on guidance from the HSE and information available, and in the interest of public health and safety, Cabinteely FC made a decision that the fixture should not take place.

"Cabinteely FC can confirm that the correct protocols and procedures have been followed throughout.

"We would like to apologise to Galway United, their players, management and club officials as well as all officials for the inconvenience caused by the late cancellation. We thank everybody for their understanding."