Storm Ciara wreaks havoc with local sporting fixtures

Storm Ciara hit hard in many areas around Louth over the weekend with reports of flooding and storm damage in Blackrock, the Fairgreen Road in Dundalk and coastal areas around Cooley and Carlingford.
High winds and heavy rain battered the country with Met Eireann issuing an orange status warning for the whole country between 5am Sunday morning and Midday. The adverse weather conditions had an affect on sports fans all over the county with both the Presidents Cup Final and Louth’s GAA Division 3 match with Offaly postponed. Dundalk were due to face Shamrock Rovers in Oriel Park on Sunday at 3pm but a statement released by the club stated that the game would be postponed in the interests of safety.
“Sunday’s FAI President’s Cup tie between Dundalk FC and Shamrock Rovers, which was due to be played at Oriel Park, has been postponed due to Storm Ciara. Following discussions with all parties on Sunday morning, the FAI, in conjunction with Dundalk FC, has taken the decision to postpone the game in the interest of safety for players, fans and all involved. Discussions on a new date for the fixture will take place in due course.”
Louth’s Division 3 National League game with Offaly also fell foul of the weather after the pitch in the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda was deemed unplayable. There was a last-ditch attempt to try and move the fixture to Dowdallshill but following a pitch inspection the decision was made to postpone the game. It has since been announced that the game has been rescheduled for this Sunday in Drogheda at 1pm.

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