Tuesday 18 September 2018

GAA fixture issues worsen as overnight deluge leads to numerous cancellations

Leinster GAA Secretary Micheal Reynolds during an inspection O'Moore Park prior to postponement of the Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Final match between Westmeath and Meath at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Leinster GAA Secretary Micheal Reynolds during an inspection O'Moore Park prior to postponement of the Bord na Mona O'Byrne Cup Final match between Westmeath and Meath at O'Moore Park in Portlaoise, Laois. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sean McGoldrick

Today’s bad weather has resulted in the cancellation of both the O’Byrne and Kehoe Cup finals as well as all but one of the scheduled fixtures in the All-Ireland club championship.

Meath and Westmeath were to face each other in either Portlaoise or Mullingar in the O’Byrne Cup final but both pitches are unplayable and the Bord na Mona Kehoe Cup final involving Longford and Wicklow has also been postponed due to the inclement weather.

The club matches postponed are: All-Ireland Intermediate football semi-finals: Michael Glaveys v Kilanerin (Tullamore) and An Gaeltacht v Moy (Portlaoise). The Intermediate hurling semi-final between Kanturk and Na Fianna (Newbridge) and the junior hurling semi-final between Ardmore and Setanta scheduled for Navan

Refixture details will be announced on Monday.

The All-Ireland senior football club quarter final between Corofin and Fulham Irish which was postponed before Christmas due to bad weather goes ahead as scheduled in Ruislip.

The Fitzgibbon Cup has also been impacted with a number of venue changes.

IT Carlow game with Mary I will now take place at 3pm in Heywood 4G, Laois, UL vs DIT will throw in at 3.15pm at UL on the 4G Pitch and Trinity College's clash with NUIG will now throw in at 4pm at the NGDC, Abbottstown.

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