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Local soccer league postpones fixtures for one week due to Covid-19 cases


The consistently high number of daily Covid-19 cases is impacting all facets of life – and sport is no different.

The Combined Counties Football League resumed from its Christmas break last weekend – but only a handful of games actually went ahead.

The majority of teams were ravaged as Covid-19 cases left them unable to field.

With the situation not improving in the short term, league bosses have chosen to postpone games this weekend.

CCFL’s Kevin Egan said: “With the high number of games called off this weekend, we have decided to give it a break this weekend.

“We will continue with fixtures the following weekend.”

There were some matches that went ahead last weekend and you can check out those results below:


Under 17 North
Monksland Utd 7, Ballyboro 3

Under 19 East
Portlaoise 7, Suncroft 1

LFA Womens Junior Cup 2nd Round
Mullingar Ath 0, TEK Utd 2

Combined Counties Cup 1st Round
East Galway Utd 3, Cloneygowan Celtic 2 aet

Senior Division
Clara Town 4, Mullingar Town 3
Monksland Utd 5, Birr Town 0

Division 1
Gallen Utd 1, Mullingar Ath 4
Towerhill Rovers 4, Clonaslee Utd 1

Division 1 Saturday
Ballymahon 0, UCL Harps 3
Colmcille Celtic 4, Moydow FC 2

Division 2
Temple Villa 4, Highfield Utd 2

Division 3B
Kinnegad Juniors 2, Mullingar Celtic 5

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.