The organisers of the popular Ulster minor football club tournament remain hopeful that the final will be played on New Year's Day, despite three games falling victim to the inclement weather.
The Errigal Ciaran v Ballinascreen, Ramor United v Enniskillen Gaels and Clann Eireann v St Eunan's quarter-final ties were all postponed at the weekend, with host club St. Paul's GAC in Belfast due to meet tonight to reschedule them. Antrim's O'Donovan Rossa are already through to the semi-final.
"This (January 1) is our traditional final date and we don't want to deviate from it if at all possible," St. Paul's spokesman Billy McLarnon told the Belfast Telegraph.
"Obviously it's disappointing that the games were ruled out over the weekend but the weather beat us. We have managed to get our opening games played but obviously it was a blow not being able to progress the tournament over the course of Saturday and Sunday.
"The indications are that this year's competition will nonetheless reach a very high standard given the quality of all the teams involved and our hope is that there will be no more hitches so we are keeping our fingers crossed and pressing on."