Intermediate league final falls victim to the big freeze again

22 December 2010 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Their long delayed final of the Streamline Coaches sponsored intermediate football league between Doohamlet and Inniskeen has been postponed yet again, the return of the Arctic chill making for a situation where it was impossible to go ahead with last Sunday’s rescheduled fixture.

Already postponed on four previous occasions it was hoped that the staging of the final on Sunday last would have completed the club fixtures programme within the calendar year but the weather again took a hand and for the first time in many years if not over a decade the domestic club programme will not be completed in the calendar year.

The death of the late Oliver O’Rourke, Inniskeen, had put the fixture in some doubt but the ultimate deciding factor on a postponement was made following a pitch inspection on Saturday morning last.

If there is an upside to this however it is that both Inniskeen and Doohamlet who both have had a hard, long and intense seasons will get something of a break over the Christmas period as both had to be verging on burn-out given the extent of their activities this year.

Inniskeen whose team includes quite a number of dual players who have completed a notable double of Monaghan senior hurling championship and Ulster Junior hurling club championship titles while Doohamlet as well as winning the Monaghan intermediate football championship went all the way to the Ulster intermediate club championship final.

Both would probably like to have completed their fixtures programme by now so that they could have a meaningful break but the weather has deemed otherwise and both sides must now put things on hold with the game re-fixed for Sunday January 2nd, 2011.

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