Ireland received the full brunt of Storm Eleanor last night, as the elements battered the country. While the precautions for the latest weather conditions to ravage the island weren’t as serious as those taken for Hurricane Ophelia, there was still time for hurling games last night.
As reported by Jerome Quinn Media, the elements were certainly an obstacle, but that didn’t stop the action in the Bank of Ireland Conor McGurk Cup in Belfast, where Antrim accounted for Ulster University on a scoreline of 1-18 to 2-07, while Queens beat Down 2-11 to 1-03.
As you can see in the below video, the strong winds were testing the foundations of the goalposts.
“It was the first time I’ve ever seen the posts nearly come down on top of us,” commented Ulster University manager Ollie Bellew. “It was unbelievable when the wind picked up there!
“It didn’t feel that bad, but when you see the goalposts blowing about like that, it was pretty hectic!”
Here’s hoping we won’t see such weather putting in on hurling games for the rest of the season!