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Ulster game postponed

Sport in Northern Ireland is expected to take another battering this weekend as the freezing conditions continue to grip the province.

Already Ulster’s Magners League clash with Ospreys, due for Friday night, has been postponed. The decision was made this morning, with the Ravenhill pitch frozen solid, and with no prospect of a thaw.

The Northern Bank Schools’ Cup, due to kick off this weekend, is also sure to be wiped out, as is the All Ireland League.

With the Met Office predicting another two weeks of sub-zero temperatures, the fixture chaos gripping football’s Carling Premiership is to worsen. There are already 20 outstanding games, and another five will be added to that, with only Crusaders’ match against Ballymena United on their 4G pitch likely to go ahead.

And in GAA, there are also fears that the Dr McKenna Cup — with games due on Saturday and Sunday — will also be hit.

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