Gallery: Harty Cup final postponed as Storm Dennis wreaks havoc with sporting fixtures in all codes in Cork

Gallery: Harty Cup final postponed as Storm Dennis wreaks havoc with sporting fixtures in all codes in Cork
St Flannan's players head back to the team coach after the Dr Harty Cup hurling final. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

Christians and St Flannan's from Clare were due to meet in Mallow at 12pm until a pitch inspection saw the second-level Munster hurling final postponed at a late stage.

CBC's David Lordan, school principal, Dr Larrie Martin and Brian Jordan. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
CBC's David Lordan, school principal, Dr Larrie Martin and Brian Jordan. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

The throw-in had already been brought forward from 1pm in a bid to get the decider played. It has now been put back two weeks, to Saturday, February 29 at 1pm in the same venue.

St Flannan's coach's Brendan Bugler, Mike Kelly and Kevin O'Grady. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
St Flannan's coach's Brendan Bugler, Mike Kelly and Kevin O'Grady. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

There was criticism from many online at the failure of the organisers to pull the game early on Saturday morning when the extent of the impact of Storm Dennis became clear.

The match ticket van outside Mallow. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
The match ticket van outside Mallow. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

It is understood upcoming school tours and pre-exams, along with the All-Ireland series on the horizon, complicated rescheduling the tie.

Reporters Therese O'Callaghan and Colm O'Connor watch players in training in the indoor facility after the Dr Harty Cup hurling final between CBC and St Flannan's was cancelled in Mallow. Picture: Eddie O'Hare
Reporters Therese O'Callaghan and Colm O'Connor watch players in training in the indoor facility after the Dr Harty Cup hurling final between CBC and St Flannan's was cancelled in Mallow. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

The Munster Senior C hurling final between Coláiste Treasa from Kanturk and Scoil Pól, Kilfinane was also pulled from Ballyagran. That decider has been switched to next Saturday, February 22 at 12pm.

However the All-Ireland Junior A Schools Camogie semi-final between Sacred Heart, Clonakilty and Pres from Athenry threw-in at 12pm in Clon.

Across Leeside games were called off in soccer, bar a handful of games on astro pitches, and rugby.

The leagues are monitoring the weather before making a decision on Sunday's games, which includes All-Ireland semi-finals for U13 and U15 Cork Schoolboys League representative soccer teams at Ballea Park in Carriagline.

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