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Dublin: 9 °C Saturday 6 June, 2020

The big freeze: weekend GAA fixtures to be hit again

Yet more fixtures are to frozen out this weekend.

Image: INPHO/James Crombie

AS THE SNOW continues to fall throughout the country this afternoon, it is looking increasingly likely that both the AIB Ulster club football and Leinster club hurling finals will be cancelled again.

Those two ties were postponed last weekend while the Leinster club football final between Kilmacud Crokes and Rhode, slated for Sunday, will likely be called off too -  HoganStand reports.

A Leinster Council spokesman told the Evening Herald that none of their matches will go ahead unless there is a dramatic improvement in the weather. He said:

It was obvious last Saturday lunchtime that Dr Cullen Park would not be playable.
It was also known that Oulart-the-Ballagh would have done well to get out of Wexford had the game gone ahead anyway.

But it's more than just the pitch. There are major health and safety issues in and around the ground and in terms of people traveling to and from matches.

Take Kilmacud and Rhode; the only venues you could play that in are Portlaoise, Carlow, Newbridge or Navan and there was not one of them playable last Sunday.

The decision will be made on Friday afternoon.

With the south of the island less badly affected by the adverse conditions, there is a reasonable chance of the AIB Munster club football final between Cork's Nemo Rangers and Kerry's Dr Crokes going ahead on Sunday afternoon in Limerick.

The GAA confirmed earlier in a press release that the All-Ireland JFC quarter-final between St Peters and Parke, which was scheduled to take place in Manchester at the weekend, is postponed.

The tie in London between Kilburn Gaels and Dicksboro - in the intermediate competition  - is off due to the weather too.

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