Kerry fans fuming over late match call

The Mayo GAA announcement that the match was being rescheduled

KERRY fans were left seething when the Mayo County Board and Croke Park officials waited until just before 11 o’clock this morning to call off the Kerry v Mayo National Football League clash scheduled for this evening.

Dozens of fans were already well into their journeys to Castlebar and supporters’ buses had to turn back and head for home when the decision was announced.

Fans were struggling to comprehend why a decision to postpone wasn’t made the night before given the advance warnings of the threat posed by Storm Jorge.

Several supporters are understood to have booked hotel accommodation in Mayo for the occasion and they might not get a refund because of the late cancellation penalties imposed by most accommodation service providers.

Supporters that had purchased tickets for the match that can’t travel for tomorrow afternoon’s rescheduled fixture are expected to be at a financial loss. The game will now be played in McHale Park, Castlebar at 1.00pm tomorrow.

Many supporters posted their displeasure on the official Kerry GAA social media sites:

“Absolute disgrace. Decision should have been made a lot sooner. No consideration for the supporters at all.”
Mary Foley Corkery

“Will Croke Park compensate fans for money lost: taking off work, bus fares, petrol, food, accommodation?”|
Matty Brown

“Some buses have left at nine and ten this morning. This is crazy that it was left so long.”
Noelle O’Brien

“Scandalous way to treat supporters.”
Joan Curtin

“GAA don’t think much of their supporters.”
Timmy O’Sullivan

“They sure took their time. Should have announced this last night”
Catherine Derrig

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