DISGRUNTLED Kerry fans who made the very long journey to Monaghan for the NFL double header at the weekend will have to do it all again if they want to see any action.
Many of them weren’t happy when the double header called was off shortly before the ladies’ encounter was due to commence on Sunday. The Kerry GAA posted a message on its website confirming that the games had been cancelled just 20 minutes before the ladies’ game was due throw-in.
The decision followed two pitch inspections, the first at 9.00am and the second two hours later, with a large covering of snow and ice on the playing surface.
It has been confirmed today that the Kerry v Monaghan men’s clash has been rescheduled for Inniskeen, Co Monaghan next Sunday at 2.30pm.
The weekend journey involved an 800km round trip for the disappointed fans who faced a journey home of over four and a half hours.
A bus carrying members of the Kerry Supporters’ Club had travelled to Monaghan on Saturday with fans booked into the Hillgrove Hotel while several supporters who set out on the journey early on Sunday morning turned back on route when they heard the games had been abandoned.
Former Kerry goalkeeper, Brendan Kealy, took to Twitter to ask why the GAA is so insistent on having its busiest fixture list during the worst months of the year for weather with no contingency plans.
Now goalkeeping coach with Offaly, the Kilcummin man was upset that their NFL clash away to Derry was called off just 90 minutes before it was due to be played.
“Players all over the country having to rearrange work, personal lives, etc. again. This game called off at 12.26 today. #JOKE|” he wrote.
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