Tuesday 15 October 2019

League finals to be played on same weekend

The most likely date is Saturday March 30 in Thurles to avoid a direct clash with the football final fixed for Croke Park on March 31. Stock photo: Sportsfile
The most likely date is Saturday March 30 in Thurles to avoid a direct clash with the football final fixed for Croke Park on March 31. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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The Central Competitions Controls Committee (CCCC) has given notice that the hurling and football league finals will take place on the same weekend at the end of the month.

The hurling final was due to take place on Saturday, March 23, but after the postponement of three games on Sunday due to the adverse weather there is no more room for manoeuvre and the Division 1 decider has had to be put back by at least seven days.

The most likely date is Saturday, March 30 in Thurles to avoid a direct clash with the football final fixed for Croke Park on March 31.

But more incoming bad weather due later this week could compound fixture-making problems further.

The CCCC went ahead with fixing the only quarter-final set in stone so far between Division 1A table-toppers Limerick and fourth-placed in Division 1B, Laois.

The three refixed games will all take place this Sunday at 2pm with Cork and Tipperary at Páirc Uí Rinn, Wexford and Kilkenny at Innovate Wexford Park, and Waterford and Galway (Division 1B) facing off at Walsh Park.

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