Several big events due to take place have been called off due to Storm Ciara impacting the country. In GAA, there were over 30 games down for decision across the allianz football league and ladies football leagues. Some of these games have fell foul to the weather.
All camogie games have been called off, while some games have also been called off in the Ladies Football League. In addition to this games in the Allianz Football League have been called off. Laois v Cavan due to take place in Portlaoise is off due to a waterlogged pitch, while Wicklow v Sligo which was down for decision in Aughrim is also postponed. In Division 3 the meeting of Louth and Offaly in Drogheda is postponed due to the inclement weather.
In soccer the Presidents Cup meeting between Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk is called off due to safety concerns. In horse racing, all racing is postponed. This includes Grand National trials at Punchestown. Racing across the pond in the UK is also suspended at Exeter and Southwell. The women’s Six Nations meeting between England and Scotland is also called off.
However, some games will go ahead. The meeting of Meath and Mayo will go ahead as scheduled in Navan. A pitch inspection on Sunday morning deemed the surface playable. Donegal v Galway also goes ahead in Letterkenny. Tyrone’s fixture with Kerry has been moved to Edendork as Omagh is waterlogged. Westmeath v Fermanagh in Division 2 and Carlow v Limerick in Division 4 will also go ahead.