Saturday 21 April 2018

Connacht agree to thaw refund stance

 

Spectators queue up to swap their match tickets for tickets for the next fixture, after the game was called off due to a frozen pitch. Connacht FBD League Round 2 match between Mayo and Galway at Elverys MacHale Park in Mayo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Spectators queue up to swap their match tickets for tickets for the next fixture, after the game was called off due to a frozen pitch. Connacht FBD League Round 2 match between Mayo and Galway at Elverys MacHale Park in Mayo. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
The match was shelved because of a frozen pitch, a decision taken by match referee Paddy Neilan shortly after 2pm. Photo: Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Connacht Council will refund any patron who paid the €10 admission into MacHale Park in Castlebar on Sunday prior to the postponement of Mayo's FBD Connacht League match with Galway.

The match was shelved because of a frozen pitch, a decision taken by match referee Paddy Neilan shortly after 2pm.

An announcement informed a crowd in excess of 1,500 that they could pick up a voucher for any future Connacht League match this season, including the re-fixture which will go ahead in MacHale Park on Friday night.

Connacht Council have stated that this is in accordance with "national GAA policy" when such unforeseen events occur.

However, those who can't attend a future game will get a refund if they send their voucher to the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan, outside Claremorris in County Mayo, the provincial body have now outlined.

Leitrim's game with Sligo in Ballinamore was also postponed because of pitch conditions and will now go ahead tomorrow week. However, a much smaller crowd had gathered and many did not seek entry until a clearer picture as to whether the game would go ahead was presented.

Three Dr McKenna Cup matches - Monaghan/Donegal, Armagh/Derry and Down/UUJ - also went by the wayside due to the weather and Ulster officials have re-fixed them for this Sunday.

Irish Independent

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