Sunday 9 December 2018

Irish sport ready to get back on track after the big freeze

Leopardstown Racecourse Dublin closed due to snow. Pic: Justin Farrelly.
Leopardstown Racecourse Dublin closed due to snow. Pic: Justin Farrelly. Sportsdesk

The two-day meeting at Leopardstown, pictured above, scheduled for today and tomorrow, looks like being the last racing casualty of the Beast from the East, and action should resume in Navan on Thursday.

This weekend’s round of games in the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues has been refixed for next weekend, while action in the League of Ireland will also resume on Friday as the country slowly returns to normal.

The EA Sports Cup first-round ties due to take place tomorrow and Tuesday will be played in two weeks’ time. Leinster’s postponed Pro14 clash away to Scarlets will be played on Friday night, while Munster will finally get to play in Edinburgh on Friday, March 16.

Meanwhile, the full round of All-Ireland League games which were due to be played this weekend have yet to be re-fixed, but with the next round not due until March 24, there is a window of opportunity for the IRFU. Photo: Justin Farrelly

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