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Games called off with big Tyrone clash set for weekend

By Declan Bogue

Published 17/10/2016

Final disappointment: Mickey Harte must wait for Tyrone decider
Final disappointment: Mickey Harte must wait for Tyrone decider

County finals in Tyrone and Cavan fell foul of the wet conditions yesterday, as waterlogged pitches halted play.

By sheer coincidence, both finals will now take a third date to decide, after the previous Sunday's games ended all-square.

Referee Fergal Ward conducted a pitch inspection of Healy Park in the morning and the Tyrone decider between Coalisland and Killyclogher was officially called off two hours before the ball was due to be thrown in.

Red Hands boss Mickey Harte had been due to run the rule over several players.

Tyrone county PRO Eunan Lindsay explained: "It's unfortunate, but these things happen.

"For us, player safety is paramount. The Omagh officials did all they could to try and get the playing surface acceptable, but there was too much lying water for the game to go ahead."

The re-fixture will now take place on Friday night in Healy Park, throw-in set for 7.30pm. It is understood that if the pitch is unplayable again, it could be staged in Carrickmore on Saturday afternoon.

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