The Connacht Council have confirmed that the AIB Intermediate football semi-final match between St. Dominic’s and Aughnasheelin will take place in Avant Money Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday with a throw in time of 1.30 pm. If the Leitrim pitch is unplayable the game will be moved to the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan.
There was anger and frustration last Sunday in Cloone when the match was called off less than 15 minutes before the scheduled throw-in time as referee Christopher Ryan deemed the pitch unplayable. The game had earlier been switched from Carrick-on-Shannon.
There was a sizeable contingent of supporters from both clubs already in the venue and both teams were in the dressing rooms when the game was postponed.
St. Dominic’s will be hoping that the disruption will not affect their preparations for the game and that they can overcome the challenge of the Leitrim champions. Dunmore await in the final. The Galway champions defeated Ballyhaunis in the other semi-final last weekend.
Meanwhile, St. Ronan’s will face Galway champions Clifden in the AIB Connacht junior final on Saturday week at Dr. Hyde Park at 1.30 pm. In the senior final, Tourlestrane, managed by Fergal O’Donnell, will face Moycullen, who are managed by Don Connellan. That game is in Pearse Stadium, Galway on Sunday, December 4th.