24 Jan 2022

GAA: Frozen pitch forces cancellation of Longford versus DCU/St Pat's Campus in Kehoe Cup

GAA: Frozen pitch forces cancellation of Longford versus DCU/St Pat's Campus in Kehoe Cup

The Longford hurling panel pictured prior to their victory over Louth last Sunday in the Kehoe Cup.

Longford hurlers second round tie in the versus DCU/St Pat's Campus has been postponed due to a frozen pitch at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

The clash had a 12 noon throw-in but following an inspection of the playing surface it was decided to cancel the fixture for health and safety reasons. There was heavy overnight frost in the region with sub zero temperatures.

An attempt was made to play the Longford v DCU/St Pat's Campus clash at an alternative venue - Michael Fay Park - but that surface was also frozen.

Officials, however, are confident that the Longford v Kildare Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup football encounter scheduled for 2pm will proceed as planned.

They believe the additional time that will enable sunlight get at the playing surface will be sufficient to thaw it and make it playable. 

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