All-Ireland club semi-finals fall victim to weather

January 21, 2018

A wet O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.
Pic via CLG na Gaeltachta (@AnGhaeltacht) on Twitter.

Eight clubs who were looking forward to playing in All-Ireland semi-finals this afternoon have been left disappointed after their games were postponed.

Heavy rainfall overnight has resulted in the postponement of the All-Ireland club IHC semi-final between Kanturk and Middletown in Newbridge, the All-Ireland club JHC semi-final between Ardmore and Setanta in Navan, the All-Ireland club IFC semi-final between Michael Glavey's and Kilanerin in Tullamore and the All-Ireland club IFC semi-final between An Ghaeltacht and Moy in Portlaoise, which was due to be part of a double-header with the O'Byrne Cup final, which has also been called off.

As things stand, the All-Ireland club SFC quarter-final between Fulham Irish and Corofin - which was postponed before Christmas due to a snow-covered pitch in Ruislip - is the only All-Ireland club fixture still going ahead.

The postponements have greatly inconvenienced the competing clubs, some of who had already started their journeys to the respective venues.

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