The semi-finals of the Ulster U21 Football Championship were scheduled to be played on Wednesday night. Cavan vs Donegal and Armagh vs Derry were respectively slated for Brewster Park in Enniskillen and Healy Park in Omagh.
However, both games were called off shortly before throw-in due to umplayable pitches.
— Ulster GAA (@UlsterGAA) March 29, 2017
According to the Donegal Democrat, around 1,000 fans were at Brewster Park for a game which was only postponed 30 minutes before the scheduled 8pm start.
For Cavan fans in Enniskillen, it was reminiscent of their senior team's recent division one game against Tyrone in Omagh which was called off just an hour before throw-in.
It left supporters, many of whom had travelled long distances to Enniskillen, unhappy with the lateness of the decision.
Second time for Cavan this year, happened in league v Tyrone, crowd in the stand. People drove from Dublin tonight
— Stephen Connolly (@5Konnolly87) March 29, 2017
Well, that was a waste of a journey... https://t.co/TM4KEwpkSG
— Chris McNulty (@ChrisMcNultyDgl) March 29, 2017
@officialdonegal drove 160 miles round trip.... any reimbursement for diesel ?
— Shaun McClenaghan (@shaunmc) March 29, 2017
— Richard Evesson® (@RichardEvesson) March 29, 2017
@JoeBrolly1993 same story in Brewster but a couple of mins more notice, absolutely ridiculous
— Brían Mac Aódha (@BmcQ1888) March 29, 2017
Fans who had made their way to Omagh were similarly unhappy to have their fixture called off so late.
u21 semi Derry v Armagh at Healy Park called off just before throw in. Waterlogged pitch. We had offered to play it in Armagh. Crowd raging
— Joe Brolly (@JoeBrolly1993) March 29, 2017
Baffles me as to why there is no back up for Healy Park, Championship game being called off 10 minutes before throw in. #Joke
— Ben McKinless (@BenMcKinless123) March 29, 2017
@JoeBrolly1993 missed my cousins 9th birthday to go. Land in Omagh to word of it called off. Raging. Hopefully make it home in time for cake
— Ciaran McKay (@CiaranMcKay96) March 29, 2017
@JoeBrolly1993 Travelled from Derry City for it. Raging is right but the main thing is that Derry get to the final lol
— Bláthnaid (@blathnaiddmc) March 29, 2017
@JoeBrolly1993 poor form at short notice
— Jackie Lynch (@jackielynch67) March 29, 2017
Both games have been rescheduled for April 5th.
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