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'I'm not an electrician' - Eddie Gormley's patience was wearing thin after floodlight failure last night

The SSE Airtricity League First Division game between Cabinteely and Athlone Town was abandoned when the lights went out in the second half.

Eddie Gormley Cabinteely boss Eddie Gormley. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

NOT FOR THE first time this season, an SSE Airtricity League match was forced to be abandoned due to floodlight failure last night.

Cabinteely hosted Athlone Town in a First Division meeting at Stradbrook, and the home side were leading 1-0 through a goal from Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters when there was a black-out in the second half.

The referee felt he had no choice but to call the game off and it will be replayed at a future date.

Speaking to Off The Ball‘s Jamie Moore for 98FM‘s Now That’s What I Call Sport afterwards, Cabo boss Eddie Gormley quickly began to lose his patience with the line of questioning.

“Listen Jamie, I’m a football manager,” said a clearly-aggravated Gormley. “I’m not an electrician. If you want to talk about the lights, go and talk to somebody who knows about generators. I don’t know anything about generators.

Speak to me about the match, I’m not speaking to you about the lights. They’re nothing to do with me.”

You can hear the full exchange between Gormley and Moore below:

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