Slaughtneil and Sarsfields are being dragged the whole way across the country after late venue change 9 months ago

Slaughtneil and Sarsfields are being dragged the whole way across the country after late venue change

"There's bound to be a ground somewhere handier that could hold it without doing something as mental as this."

Storm Eunice has caused some havoc with GAA fixtures this weekend, and although some have had to be postponed, others have adapted and simply rearranged the fixtures to somewhere applicable.

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For example, the London vs Leitrim footballers have had their league game moved to the GAA Air Dome, in order to combat the horrific weather and save the players from competing on unfit pitches.

The Camogie Association however, have been less efficient in their attempts to rearrange and reorganise things in the face of the storm.

Slaughtneil were due to play Sarsfields in the All-Ireland club semi-final tomorrow afternoon, but the pitch in Cavan was deemed unplayable after inspection, so like other games this weekend they opted to go elsewhere.

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However, unlike other the games, the Camogie Association has decided that the best pitch to host this game, is roughly a 500km round trip - for both teams!

Not to mention the fact that it's the latest of late notice, but the organisation could not have dragged both teams further away to play this important fixture.

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Irish News journalist Cathair O'Kane shared some screenshots of Google Maps, just to highlight the absurdity of this decision.

"Literally anywhere in the entire northern half of Ireland would have done, but they're sending Slaughtneil and Sarsfields to Gorey in Wexford.

"There's bound to be a ground somewhere handier that could hold it without doing something as mental as this."

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As good a venue as Gorey GAA may be, I think it's fair to say that it's hardly the ideal location to host this game.