Declan Bonner's Donegal are facing an unwanted winter fixture back-log - after just one game.

Their Dr. McKenna Cup game against Monaghan was called off at short-notice in Clones.

Initially, the game was put back to 2.15 pm and the hope was that one corner of the pitch would thaw.

But the referee deemed that it still posed a danger of players' welfare and with little likelihood of the situation improving, he had no option but to postpone the match.

Donegal are due to play Fermanagh on Wednesday in their next Dr. McKenna Cup game.

But this postponement poses a problem for the administrators and Donegal.

The National Football League programme is due to begin at the end of the month with Donegal in action on Sunday, January 28th.

The Dr. McKenna Cup will have to be concluded beforehand.

Meanwhile, as the Donegal team had travelled to Monaghan, they used the occasion to hold a light training session before heading back to Donegal.

The Ulster CCC will make a decision on a rescheduling of this game following a meeting later today.

Hundreds of Donegal fans were inconvenienced by the late decision.

The games between Armagh and Derry, and Down and UUJ also fell foul of the cold snap.

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