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Wednesday 26 June 2019

O'Byrne Cup games fall victim to Storm Deirdre

Three O'Byrne Cup matches have been called off because of Storm Deirdre
Three O'Byrne Cup matches have been called off because of Storm Deirdre

Harry Clarke

Three O'Byrne Cup games have been postponed as Storm Deirdre spread across Ireland.

High winds have caused disruptions to electricity wires and motorists are advised to be aware of wind-blown debris as Storm Deirdre spreads throughout the country.

More than 4,000 homes are currently without power in the Glengariff area of Cork with ESB technicians currently working to repair the fault.

Emergency services - and ESB teams - are on standby to assist as two further Met Eireann weather alerts come into effect this afternoon.

Met Éireann issued a nationwide Status Orange wind warning as parts of the country are set to be battered by gusts of up to 130km/h.

Wexford's clash with Laois in Enniscorthy, Westmeaqth v Offaly in Moate and Wicklow's game against Louth have all fallen victim to the weather.

Here is an updated GAA fixture list for today.

O'Byrne Cup round 2

Kildare v Carlow, Newbridge, 2pm

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Meath v Longford, Ashbourne, 5pm

McKenna Cup round 1

Fermanagh v UU, Derrygonnelly, 1pm

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