It wasn’t too long ago that matches were forced to be rescheduled due to pitches being frozen and/or now however.
Well the weather is causing a different problem in Carlow as preparations continue in Dr Cullen Park for the preliminary quarter-final meeting between the home side and Limerick on Saturday evening.
A photo posted on Twitter shows a large section of burnt grass after the recent heatwave.
The hosepipe ban being well adhered to in Carlow anyway ahead of Saturday evening's @Carlow_GAA v @LimerickCLG Preliminary All Ireland Hurling Championship Quarter Final tie, here's Netwatch Dr. Cullen Park looking errrr… burnt to a crisp 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/6wL59aaVWg
— Michael Griffin (@bombergriff) July 3, 2018
Limerick go into the game after a two week break since their loss to Clare resigned them to the preliminary-quarter final. They will have to make do without Tom Condon who received a two week suspension after he was given a straight red in that match in Cusack Park.
Carlow booked their place in the qualifying stage after by reaching the Joe McDonagh final. Colm Bonnar’s side emerged victorious from that game with a 2-26 to 1-24 win over Westmeath.
The winner of Saturday’s game with progress to face the loser of Kilkenny and Galway in the All Ireland quarter-final.