Wasted journey to Cork as game cancelled at last minute

Carrick United

Carrick United

Our Premier team and quite a few supporters travelled to Cork last Sunday for the Munster Senior Cup tie against Leeds. This was the only fixture in Cork not cancelled in a blanket call-off of fixtures last weekend. Most were surprised the fixture stood and even more surprised when the game was declared as "still on" on Saturday afternoon. With this background all travelled on poor roads last Sunday morning for a 2pm kick off.

On route conflicting reports were received as to the status of the game - "it's doubtful", "we are confident it will go ahead", the team coach at one stage stopped on route awaiting confirmation and then renewed their trip as conflicting news filtered through. Then at 1pm with some supporters and team members only minutes from the ground came the news that the pitch was frozen and the game was off! Amazing! You can imagine what was said when the news came through!

Next Sunday the boys are on the road again, this time in the FAI Junior Cup (last 64) to Broadford FC of the Limerick Desmond League, kick off 2pm. The youths are away to Bohemians in the FAI Youth Cup on Friday night. No other fixtures to hand.

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Thanks to those who at very short notice spent up to four hours clearing our car park of solid ice last Saturday morning. But for their efforts the facility would have been closed most of this week also, thanks lads.


The club wishes to express its sympathy to the Power family, Pearse Sq on the passing of Nick last week.