Ulster U21 semi-finals cancelled due to unplayable pitches

Cavan were supposed to take on Donegal, while Derry and Armagh were also scheduled to play.

Ulster U21 semi-finals cancelled due to unplayable pitches

Image: Armagh GAA Twitter.

Both Ulster U21 football semi-finals were postponed last night, due to unplayable pitches.

Cavan's fixture against Donegal, which was scheduled to take place in Enniskillen, was called off almost half an hour before the 8pm throw-in following a pitch inspection which determined that the surface was waterlogged.

Meanwhile, Derry and Armagh's meeting in Healy Park, Omagh, was delayed by 15 minutes before the decisoin was eventually taken to call it off for similar reasons.

This is the same venue where Tyrone's Division 1 meeting with Cavan was cancelled last month, due to a waterlogged pitch. The pitch became unplayable on that occasion mainly as a result of the effects of Storm Ewan.

The rescheduled Ulster semi-finals are now down for decision next Wednesday, April 5th. The time and venue for the Cavan-Donegal game is yet to be confirmed, while Derry and Armagh are due to reconvene in Celtic Park after Derry won the coin toss to get home advantage.

Unsurprisingly, the cancellation of both ties was not received well on social media.