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Storm Brian plays havoc with local sports fixtures as Leinster club games among the postponements

Who’d like to be going out in that weather?

Storm Brian, coming so soon after ex Hurricane Ophelia, is hitting the county hard and with it coming on a weekend day it is sure to have a big impact on the local sporting scene with postponements and changes all likely.

We’ll keep you up to date with any news we get right here.

Indoor games are unlikely to be effected. The Portlaoise Panthers ladies are away at 6pm in their latest Super League game while the men are at home to EJ Sligo All Stars, a game we’ll have Snapchat coverage of as well as a report afterwards.

GAA 
  • Leinster Council cancelled the U-13 hurling blitz yesterday. Three Laois teams were due to go to Ferns today to take on their counterparts from Wexford.
  • The U-21 FC quarter-finals between Sarsfields and Portarlington in Annanough on Friday night was postponed.
  • As was the U-21 FC quarter-final between St Joseph’s and Portlaoise in Crettyard.
  • The U-21 FC ‘B’ semi-final between Rosenallis and Na Fianna fixed for Saturday has been postponed.
  • Emo’s Leinster intermediate football championship game against Hollywood of Wicklow is also OFF. It has been provisionally fixed for next Saturday but won’t be confirmed until Monday.
  • Trumera’s Leinster junior championship game against Dublin side Erins Isle has also been CALLED OFF. 
  • Saturday’s Laois U-21 football championship quarter-finals between Stradbally Parish Gaels and Killeshin-Crettyard and O’Dempsey’s v Graiguecullen are OFF too.
  • The Interfirms debut of Firstline Spirits Abbeyleix against Intel has been postponed too.
Soccer

Elsewhere, a number of local soccer fixtures went by the way side with the following statement released by the Combined Counties Football League.

Due to the inclement weather yesterday, today and in view of the impending storm conditions set to prevail tomorrow the CCFL Committee has decided that in the interest of health and safety all fixtures for tomorrow, Saturday the 21st of October are being cancelled.

There are two LFA Youths games that still stand as these are outside the jurisdiction of the league.  The home teams will for these games will need to contact the league and the opposition in the event of a non-playable pitch.

The two games that stand are as follows:

LFA Youths Cup 1st Round

Willow Park v Moyne Rangers
St Josephs Carlow v Emo Celtic

All Sunday games remain scheduled and will be played as per listing but clubs can liaise with Divisional Managers if and as required.

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