Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 12°C
Evan Logan/INPHO Markievicz Park in Sligo (file pic).
# Called Off
Weather forces abandonment of Gaelic Games and racing fixtures scheduled for this afternoon
Several events have been impacted by the inclement conditions.

LAST UPDATE | Feb 20th 2022, 12:46 PM

AFTER SEVERAL OF yesterday’s sporting fixtures were called off, the weather is again having an impact on events scheduled for today.

The Central Competitions Control Committee of the GAA will decide on new dates for four of the Allianz Football League ties that were due to take place this afternoon.

Amid a status orange weather alert, the Division 2 meeting of Galway and Offaly at Pearse Stadium won’t go ahead for healthy and safety reasons.

Adverse weather conditions have claimed the Division 3 clash of Westmeath and Longford at TEG Cusack Park, while the Division 4 game between Sligo and Cavan has been postponed after heavy overnight rain left the Markievicz Park pitch unplayable.

A considerable downpour shortly before throw-in also caused a postponement at Chadwicks Wexford Park, where Wexford were due to face Tipperary in Division 4.

Three games in the LGFA Lidl National Football League – Galway against Mayo in Division 1A, Armagh versus Cavan in Division 2B, and Longford against Kildare in Division 3B – have also been postponed.

Those fixtures have been pushed back to next Sunday, 27 February, at 2pm, with further details to be confirmed later. 

The following games are also subject to venue changes: 

Lidl NFL Division 2A: Laois v Tipperary – Heywood 3G
Lidl NFL Division 2B: Tyrone v Monaghan – Musa, Cookstown
Lidl NFL Division 3A: Louth v Roscommon – Cooley Kickhams
Lidl NFL Division 4A: Fermanagh v Antrim – Bawnacre, Irvinestonwn, Enniskillen 

Elsewhere, racing due to take place today at Navan has been cancelled as a result of the course being waterlogged in places.

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A track inspection took place this morning after 11 millimetres of rain fell overnight, with the eight-race card subsequently falling victim to the conditions.

The North Tipperary point-to-point meeting has also been cancelled due to a waterlogged course in Nenagh.

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