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Hockey's weekend wipeout

David Medcalf

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.

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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.

Irish Independent

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