Wicklow vs Limerick declared ‘null and void’

The Wicklow senior footballers’ outstanding fixture against Limerick has been declared ‘null and void’ and will not take place, the GAA have confirmed.

Wicklow were due to host Limerick at Joule Park in Aughrim two weeks ago in division four of the Allianz national football league, only for the game to be postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

The game was tentatively refixed for Easter weekend but the GAA have now said that it will not go ahead due it not having an impact on the promotion positions in the division, as well as a scheduling conflict with club fixtures.

In a statement, the GAA said: “In relation to the outstanding Allianz Football League fixtures in Division Four (Waterford v Leitrim, Wicklow v Limerick and Laois v Antrim), the CCCC asked all counties involved to consider whether they could reach agreement to play the games on the next available date as provided for in Allianz League Competition Regulations (in the case of the Waterford v Leitrim and Wicklow v Limerick games, the next available date was the Easter weekend; in the case of Laois and Antrim, April 7-8).

“However, due to scheduled club fixtures (in one or both counties) in each case, it was not possible to reach agreement for the playing of these games, and they have therefore been declared null and void.

“It is regrettable that the exceptional weather conditions of recent weeks have given rise to this situation and while it would have been preferable that the games could have been re-arranged before the conclusion of the league season, it was felt by the CCCC that this should not happen at the expense of pre-scheduled club games in April.”

This news brings Wicklow’s league campaign to an official end, with the Garden County finishing bottom of the division due to four defeats and two draws from their six games.

Meanwhile, Carlow and Laois will meet in the division four league final on Saturday afternoon in Croke Park.

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