Some breaking news: the GAA are still unable to control the weather, and the current cold snap (let's not get carried away with the hyperbole of the Beast from the East, as we all know that moniker belongs to the Dublin footballers) has seen all of this weekend's fixtures in the Allianz Leagues postponed.
The @officialgaa has confirmed that all Allianz Football and Hurling league fixtures scheduled for this weekend have been postponed. #mayogaa #AllianzLeagues
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) March 1, 2018
A full slate of games in the football and hurling leagues had been planned, but all have now fallen foul to the weather. Their rescheduling is going to play early havoc with the GAA's revised fixture schedule for 2018, and most probably put a dent into hopes that all of April would be ringfenced for club activity.
The delaying of a round of fixtures means that the hurling leagues will almost certainly be put back a week, as the retaining of quarter-finals means that there are no free weekends factored in. That knock-back will see the Division 1 hurling final put back until March 31st.
The football final, meanwhile, will likely have to be delayed a week until April 6th/7th.
We await full confirmation from the GAA of how the fixtures will be rejigged as a result of today's cancellations. That follows on Monday, but the GAA have issued the following update:
- Round 5 of the Allianz Hurling League will now take place next weekend (March 10th/11th)
- The Division 1 Allianz Hurling League Quarter finals will move to the weekend of March 17th/18th, the semi-finals to the weekend of March 24th/25th and the Allianz Hurling League final to March 31st
- Round 5 of the Allianz Football League - due to be played this weekend - will move to March 10th/11th
UPDATE - The LGFA have confirmed that all National League fixtures this weekend have been postponed.
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