Hockey's weekend wipeout
Published 02/12/2010 | 05:00
The Irish Hockey League has postponed this weekend's fixtures as snow carpets pitches and travel conditions remain hazardous.
Charlie Lyons, manager of Corinthians, who were due to host Cork C of I, reported: "Our pitch is under eight inches of snow. It will not be playable for some time."
The unexpected lay-off precipitated by the big chill has thrown the fitness progammes of most clubs into disarray.
Glenanne player-coach Graham Shaw, for example, had already reduced his men's training schedule after noting that they appeared to have lost freshness.Then came the blizzard to enforce a complete halt to all squad training as the club has no indoor facilities.