THE weekend’s sporting fixtures across Tyrone have been decimated by ‘The Beast from the East’.
The heavy snow fall and plunging temperatures have forced the governing bodies of the major sports to take decisive action. The FAI and IRFU were the first to move, calling off all weekend soccer and rugby fixtures in the All Ireland Leagues, which put paid to Omagh Accies and Dungannon RFC’s home games against Sligo and Navan respectively.
They were followed by the GAA who announced that National League fixtures would be postponed, meaning Tyrone’s vital clash with Donegal at Healy Park and the hurlers encounter at Longford will both have to be rearranged.
With the weather forecast not giving much of a respite over the next couple of days, it is anticipated that local soccer in the area will, most likely, be hit with either a blanket postponement or at least the majority of matches will be called off.