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Anger As McKenna Cup Clash Postponed After Game Was Due To Start

There was due to be a full slate of 21 games in the GAA’s various pre-season competitions this Sunday afternoon, however, freezing weather conditions wreaked havoc with pitches all over the country.

However, while the fact that pitches are unplayable is something that can’t be helped, the short notice given to supporters is one thing that could have been dealt with a lot better.

It is fair to say that only the die-hard supporters made the trip – that could have been up to five hours.

After making the journey, Donegal supporters, and fans of the hosts Monaghan, were told that the game would be postponed – after the scheduled throw-in time.

It wasn’t just Monaghan v Donegal that was affected by poor weather conditions. The clashes between Armagh and Derry as well both games due to take place in Connacht (Mayo v Galway and Leitrim v Sligo) were also called off shortly before throw-in.

Armagh and Derry was one of the first games to be called off. However, with the announcement less than 20 minutes before the game was due to commence the vast majority of the crowd were either already seated or en route.

Fans in Armagh who paid to enter the grounds were reportedly told that refunds would not be available – but they would gain free entry into the re-fixture.

In hurling, one game in the Kehoe Cup competition in Leinster was called off.

Author: The PA Team

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