From Laois to London and Cavan to Antrim: Our GAA pitches are snowed under
There was some snow overnight.
The heavy snow forced a host of GAA games all over the country and further beyond into postponement on Sunday.
Pitches are snow-veiled from Cavan to Antrim and from Laois to London, and when you see the pictures, it leaves you with no wonder as to how all of these games are falling victim.
O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.
The Leinster senior football final between St. Loman's and Moorefield has been postponed until next Sunday, 17 December as a result of the snow.
— Maidhcí (@maidhci) December 10, 2017
McGovern Park, Ruislip.
Few pitches, in Britain, in Ireland or anywhere were covered with as much snow as the London grounds. The All-Ireland quarter-final between Corofin and Fulham Irish was never going to go ahead under those conditions.
It is now expected to be rescheduled for some date in January in the new year.
Our game v @CorofinGAA today has been postponed due to the weather conditions. Massively disappointing but the pitch at Ruislip is unplayable. Re-arranged date is TBC but looking like mid-late January. Safe journey back to Galway to all those who travelled over for the game. pic.twitter.com/gcu4t9pHza
— Fulham Irish GAA (@FulhamIrish) December 10, 2017
It made for quite a picturesque setting in London.
Especially for those dreaming of a white Christmas.
The John Deere will save us.
Breffni Park, Cavan.
The Cavan county grounds didn't escape, either, with the county's under-21 games being forced into postponement.
POSTPONEMENT OF U21 GAMES
Both Fixtures in the DT One U21 Championship due to take place tomorrow Sunday, Dec 10th have been postponed due to the current weather conditions and unplayability of the 3G Pitch in Kingspan Breffni #CavanGAA #Weather pic.twitter.com/dOJhl7a4O3
— Official Cavan GAA (@CavanCoBoardGaa) December 9, 2017
Naomh Eanna, Antrim.
There was no stopping the men of Antrim from having their game of football on Saturday, however. Volunteers put all hands on deck to clear the pitch for the Gerry Devlin memorial tournament.
— Antrim GAA (@AontroimGAA) December 10, 2017
The Downs, Westmeath.
Nor did it stop the Westmeath minors.
Dedication from Westmeath 2018 Minor Football team at training in the snow at The Downs today pic.twitter.com/YbSeyaIPRH
— westmeathgaaofficial (@westmeath_gaa) December 9, 2017