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Weather plays havoc with local sports fixtures as Sunday’s games are postponed

With temperatures set to fall even further overnight, sports fixtures in Laois for tomorrow have been badly hit, with the majority of the local soccer and rugby fixtures postponed.

All CCFL soccer games have been postponed as have the Leinster League games involving the county’s two rugby clubs – Portlaoise and Portarlington.

Due to the severe weather warning in place by Met Eireann all CCFL games scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday, December 10), have been postponed for health and safety reasons.

There are three games not under the jurisdiction of the CCFL and these games remain in place.

“For these games clubs will need to liaise with each other and divisional managers tomorrow ahead of games,” says CCFL secretary Chris Hand in an email to clubs.

“If you have any queries, please contact your divisional managers.”

“Due to the expected snow, all Leinster League games scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled by the branch; so 1sts and 2nds V North Kildare in Togher is off,” said Portlaoise Rugby Club on their Facebook page.

Portarlington’s away game against Newbridge in Division 2A has also been postponed. The postponement of the rugby fixtures means that their competives games won’t now resume until January 7.

The Leinster Club SFC final between Kildare champions Moorefield and Westmeath winners St Loman’s is due to be played in Portlaoise tomorrow but no decision has yet been made on that.

The three remaining games for the CCFL soccer teams are as follows:

FAI U-17 Cup 3rd Round
Portlaoise FC V Manulla, 1pm Rossleighean Pk

LFA Junior Shield 3rd Round
Cabra Celtic v Bannagher Utd, 1pm Dublin

LFA Youths Cup 2nd Round
Hodson Bay v Freebooters FC; Hodson Bay Athlone

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Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.