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Home & Away’s Romeo loves Waterford, heavy winds cancel Minor match

The two incidents may not be linked.

Luke 'Romeo' Mirchell at the Foundry.
Luke 'Romeo' Mirchell at the Foundry.
Image: Luke Mitchell: Instagram

HE HAS PARTIED it up in Navan before grasping the Liam MacCarthy Cup in Kilkenny, now Romeo is endearing himself to The Déise.

The Home and Away star – real name Luke Mitchell – was at The Foundry in Waterford last night and proudly displayed the county flag.

‘Romeo’ took to Twitter and Instagram this afternoon to proclaim his love for the Munster nightclub. “The Foundry in Waterford went off last night,” he commented. “Great craic.”

The craic was less than great at Fraher Field in Dungarvan this evening as the Munster Minor Hurling Championship semi-final playoff between Clare and Waterford was postponed. Munster GAA explained that this was due to ‘increasing winds were dangerously high for everyone involved’.

The match was cancelled minutes before throw-in with several hundred supporters already inside the ground, much to the chagrin of supporters and pundits:

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McGillicuddy is the Clare FM sports editor.

The Munster GAA stated, “The game was cancelled in the interests of player safety, which is of paramount importance.” It continued:

With a few hundred people already in the ground, it was not feasible or practical to issue people with refunds… It would have been impossible to distinguish between these people so the best approach is that all patrons will have free entry for the re-fixed game. “

Winds of up to 130kph are expected to hit Waterford, and the south coast of Ireland, tonight. No fixed date for the game has been decided upon yet.

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