St Endas ladies camp, school sides and U-21 teams will be saying an extra prayer this week in the hope of better weather, writes Damien Donnelly. The All-Ireland JFC Ladies final between St Endas and Caltra Cuans from Galway has been deferred three times to date, the first because of a bereavement in the Caltra camp and then twice due to the weather.
Conditions are supposed to improve later this week, the rematch refixed for a fourth occasion overall this Saturday in Mullahoran(2.00pm).
The Omagh club have been keeping everything buzzing along with the help of indoor training and squad get-togethers during this early edition of a ‘White Christmas’.
It’s a tough situation for both panels and let’s hope that they do eventually get out on the field this weekend.
School sides are also watching the weather, the Tyrone U-14 and U-16 vocational finals plus McCormick Cup decider among games still to be played.
Another very important “fixture” takes place in Kellys Inn, Garvaghey, as they play host to the Tyrone U-16 All-Star presentations tonight(Dec 6th) as well.
In addition to this. Markey Cup play-off games remain to be sorted out and Tyrone’s Inter-County Cup Ulster semi-final with Monaghan is another match due to take place this side of Christmas.
U-21 competitions in all grades have still to be resolved in Tyrone, so there’s plenty to fit in before donning the Christmas party hats – weather permitting.
We will have more news on that St Endas-Caltra final as the week unfolds plus some reflections on a Carrickmore girl making a big impact Stateside in the world of ladies football.
There’s also the vocational and u-21 games ahead as the GAA scene endeavours to get back into playing mode.