Fixtures called off across the country due to Storm Eunice 1 year ago

Fixtures called off across the country due to Storm Eunice

League of Ireland and GAA matches have been postponed across the weekend

Storm Eunice has left its mark around the country as many sporting events have been called off due to unplayable pitches.


The sporting calendar has been hindered by the yellow and red weather warnings across the country.

There were average wind speeds of 106km/h recorded across the country. The highest gusts were recorded at Roches Point weather station in Co Cork reaching 137km/h. A wind speed of 172km/h was logged just after 7 AM off the west Cork coast according to Met Éireann.

League of Ireland fixtures.

The opening weekend of the SSE Airtricity League season has seen postponements across the board. It has not been an ideal start to the domestic season from a club's perspective.


In Ballybofey, Finn Harps V Drogheda United was called off on Friday due to the pitch being unplayable.

Today has seen Premier Division match Sligo v Bohemians getting postponed, which was due to kick-off at 7:30 PM on Saturday. First Division clash between Longford Town v Cobh Ramblers was also a Saturday fixture, due to kickoff at 7:45 PM.

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Lidl National Football League games.


The Lidl NFL Division 2A game between Clare V Kerry has been called off. The Lidl NFL Division 3A fixture between Sligo V Down and Fermanagh V Laois has also been postponed.

Division 4 game between Leitrim v London, which was scheduled for Sunday, has moved to Connacht Centre of Excellence 3G pitch with a 1 PM throw-in.


Rescheduling of fixtures.

The FAI has not released the dates for the rescheduling of the League of Ireland fixtures that were called off.

However, the Sligo V Down and Clare V Kerry fixtures will now both take place on the 27th of February, with further details to be confirmed.

The GAA says they will make a decision on the other reschedulings next week.