There was understandable frustration all round in Mervue this afternoon as the FBD League game betweenÓgMIT and Leitrim was officially postponed by referee Oliver Kelly, at 1:40pm.
After a thorough inspection the pitch in Mervue was rightfully deemed unplayable due to water logging. Attempts to secure another venue failed and everyone had to turn around and head for home.
The game was originally scheduled for Pearse Stadium but that change was announced earlier in the week as Pearse Stadium is being rested at the moment. Castlegar was secured for the fixture but earlier this morning there was communication from Galway to say that the Castlegar field was unplayable and the game was hastily moved to Mervue
Every effort was made to inform all interested parties, from supporters to officials, of the last minute change of venue but to no avail. By 2pm when the throw-in should have happened the venue was all but deserted and the seagulls were left to their own devices to play in the puddles.
In this day and age better is expected.
07-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO