Next Saturday's Sigerson Cup final could pose a problem for the GAA's fixture-makers when they sit down tomorrow to decide the new dates for the Allianz football league games that were postponed this weekend.
Monaghan v Kerry, Cavan v Meath, Derry v Offaly and Sligo v Fermanagh all fell victim to the inclement weather and the CCCC must now decide where they will fit a schedule that offers little in the way of wriggle room.
The Sigerson Cup semi-finals, featuring UUJ v UCD and DIT v NUIG, are due to be played on Wednesday evening with the final scheduled for Santry next Saturday at 3.30pm.
Depending on results, some players could face the prospect of having to play three games in five days.
Meath, meanwhile, are fixed to face neighbours Westmeath in the re-arranged O'Byrne Cup final on Sunday at Cusack Park, Mullingar.
Sigerson cup semi-finals on next Wednesday, with the final pencilled in for Saturday. Will the postponed NFL games like Kerry & Monaghan be squeezed in next Sunday? Could have some guys potentially playing 3 games in 5 days.- Mike Quirke (@Mike_Quirke) February 11, 2018
Game off this morning probably refixture for next weekend when the sigerson final is next weekend where we could potentially have 5 panelists playing, makes sense, sure the GAA knows best..... #jokeshop- Stephen Coen (@StephenCoen1) February 11, 2018
Meanwhile, former Kerry goalkeeper Brendan Kealy - who is currently a member of the Offaly football backroom team - took to twitter to vent his frustration after the Faithful County's game against Derry was called off at the last minute.
GAA insistent on having its busiest fixture list during the worst months of the year for weather with no contingency plans!! Players all over the country having to rearrange work, personal lives etc. again. This game called off at 12.26 today!! #JOKE #actionslouderthanwords #gaa pic.twitter.com/vWT7QDF7Ph- Brendan Kealy (@brendankealy) February 11, 2018