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.
Both matches which were scheduled for O'Moore Park today have been postponed due to an unplayable pitch as heavy rain has fell in Portlaoise last night and this morning. pic.twitter.com/11S59mSijm- Laois GAA (@CLGLaois) January 21, 2018