Facebook outage hits Offaly football semi-final draws

October 05, 2021

Rhode's Conor McNamee and Oisin Kelly of Ferbane. ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Offaly GAA’s plans to broadcast their football championship semi-final draws live on Facebook for the first time last night were scuppered by the social media giant’s global outage.

Instead, the draws were tweeted via the county board’s Twitter account. In the SFC, champions Rhode were drawn against surprise packets Durrow, who beat them in the first round of the championship, while Tullamore and Ferbane will renew their rivalry after ‘The Blues’ won a dramatic penalty shootout at the same stage last year.

Durrow and Tullamore had qualified directly for the semi-finals as group winners, while Rhode and Ferbane recorded quarter-final victories over Shamrocks and Edenderry respectively last weekend.

The draws in full were:

Senior Football Championship

Tullamore v Ferbane

Durrow v Rhode

Senior ‘B’ Football Championship

Clara v Walsh Island

Tubber v Ballycumber

Intermediate Football Championship

Clodiagh Gaels v Raheen

Daingean v Clonbullogue

Junior Football Championship

Tullamore v Rhode

Doon v Edenderry


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