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Dublin: -1°C Saturday 23 January 2021

Leinster's game with Glasgow is OFF as Storm Desmond plays havoc with this weekend's sport

A number of sporting events have already been cancelled.

Updated at 1pm

WEATHER WARNINGS REMAIN in place across all of the country today as Storm Desmond’s high winds and heavy rain continue to hit Ireland resulting in the cancellation of a number of sporting events.

The most high profile casualty so far is Leinster’s game with Glasgow Warriors, scheduled to kick off at 3pm, after it was postponed following a pitch inspection this morning.

The province tweeted:

A number of Ulster Bank League games have also been postponed including the Division 1A game between Young Munster and Galwegians. The IRFU recommend checking with your local club before heading to a game.

Also off are the interprovincial hurling and football fixtures which were scheduled to take place in Pearse Stadium, Galway as well as Newry and Armagh this weekend.

A statement from the GAA contained no information about rescheduling.

The AIB Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship final between Lusmagh and Glenmore, due to take place in Offaly this afternoon, has also fallen victim to the weather. The fixture will be rescheduled at a later date.

A general view frm Navan racecourse Racing at Navan is also off. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

An inspection at Navan found that conditions had deteriorated to such an extent that racing, due to start at 12.05pm today, had been cancelled while racing at Punchestown tomorrow will be subject to an inspection later today.

Also cancelled due to safety concerns is the annual Clonakilty marathon which joins the Waterford half-marathon which was cancelled yesterday.

In soccer, all the FAI Women’s National League game between Cork City and Galway, as well as the league’s festival of soccer, have also been called off.

The games which were due to take place were Castlebar Celtic v Peamount United, Galway WFC v Cork City WFC, Kilkenny United WFC v Wexford Youths WFC, and Shelbourne Ladies FC v UCD Waves.

The42 will continue to update this article as cancellations and postponements are confirmed.

Originally published at 10am.

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