Sporting Cancellations: Longford primary schools basketball league finals and parkrun are POSTPONED due to #StormEmma

Snowfall wipes out sporting fixtures

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Sporting Cancellations: Longford primary schools basketball league finals and parkrun are POSTPONED due to #StormEmma snowfall

Sporting Cancellations: Longford primary schools basketball league finals and parkrun are POSTPONED due to #StormEmma snowfall

The Supermac's Longford Primary Schools Basketball League Finals - Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4 Girls and Boys  - scheduled for this weekend at the Mall Complex have been postponed due to the severe weather. 

The finals (listed here) have been postponed and dates for the re-fixtures will be confirmed during the week ; 

Saturday, March 3
Girls Division 2 Final: COLEHILL V ST JOSEPH’S, 2PM
Boys Division 4 Final: COLMCILLE V FERMOYLE, 3PM
Girls Division 4 Final: FERMOYLE V SCOIL EIMEAR, 4PM
Boys Division 3 Final: MELVIEW V ST MICHAEL’S, 5PM

Sunday, March 4 
Girls Division 3 Final: COLMCILLE V ST MARY’S NEWTOWNCASHEL, 2PM
Boys Division 2 Final: SCOIL EIMEAR V ST MARY’S, 3PM
Girls Division 1 Final: CLOONFOUR V MELVIEW, 4PM
Boys Division 1 Final: COLEHILL v STONEPARK, 5PM

Meanwhile, Longford parkrun won't take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 3 either, due to #StormEmma

parkrun Director Kevin Kane explained, "Sorry folks, this Saturday's event is cancelled. I along with my brilliant team have come to the decision based on roads leading into Longford being deemed treacherous and impassable and the health and safety of our volunteers and participants. We hope you stay safe and have fun in the snow. Hopefully we'll be back up and running on Saturday, March 10."

The weather has resulted in a sporting fixture wipe-out. Longford Town's game versus Finn Harps has been postponed as have all games in the Longford & District Schoolboy/Girl Soccer League.

In GAA, Longford's Allianz League fixtures in gaelic football and hurling have been snowed off, as have a planned GAA trip to Croke Park on Saturday, March 3 and the Leinster Scór semi-finals scheduled for Sunday, March 4 in The Downs, Mullingar. 

All weekend rugby fixtures have also been postponed. 

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