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Saturday 23 March 2019

GAA decide to cancel entire Allianz League fixture list due to adverse weather

The GAA could be hit with a raft of postponements today. Photo: Sportsfile
The GAA could be hit with a raft of postponements today. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Storm Emma has forced the cancellation of all Allianz Hurling and Football League fixtures this weekend.

A decision had been due tomorrow but with conditions expected to deteriorate rapidly over the next 24 hours, the GAA has decided to cancel all 33 games.

"A full revised fixtures programme to cover the remaining rounds of the Allianz Leagues will be issued on Monday, 5 March," they stated, outlining three principles.

Firstly, Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League will now take place next weekend (March 10-11).

Secondly, The Division 1 Allianz Hurling League Quarter finals will move to the weekend of March 17-18, the semi-finals to the weekend of March  24-25 and the Allianz Hurling League final to March 31.

Finally, Round 5 of the Allianz Football League - due to be played this weekend - will move to March 10-11.

Numerous counties around the country have also cancelled all the fixtures they had scheduled for the weekend as the worst of Storm Emma looms over the country.

All ladies football encounters have also been postponed.

A statement from the LGFA today read: "All Lidl National Football League games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, due to adverse weather conditions.

"Counties involved in Division 3 and 4 will play this round on the weekend of the 17th/18th March and Counties involved in Division 1 and 2 will play their games on the weekend of the 7th/8th April."

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