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Sunday 18 November 2018

Mary was kept busy

Our choice for the hardest-working and most efficient volunteer on the G.A.A. County Board certainly had her work cut out last Friday afternoon.

The heavy rainfall ensured a lot of first round games in the inaugural Greenstar Under-20 football championship had to be postponed at the last minute, and it made for a very busy time for C.C.C.C. Secretary Mary Foley.

The Buffers Alley clubwoman had a myriad of phone calls to make, but she still found the time to inform the press of the numerous changes.

It was much-appreciated, because we had reporters assigned to every venue and we were able to save some of them wasted journeys thanks to Mary being on top of her game.

It was probably rather ambitious in the first place to expect the grand total of 17 matches fixed for the middle of February to go off without a hitch, and the fact that ten were played over Friday and Saturday was an achievement in itself.

The schedule had already been reduced by two before the weather intervened, as Cloughbawn conceded a walkover to Ferns St. Aidan's in Division 3B, while the late withdrawal of Kilmore from the championship meant that Geraldine O'Hanrahans had an idle weekend in Division 4.

The other five unplayed games will be re-fixed: Gusserane v. St. Martin's in 1A, Moguegeen Gaels v. Dunbrody Gaels and Munna Abbain v. Forth and Bargy Gaels, both in 2A, Ballyhogue v. Hollow Rovers in 3B, and St. Joseph's v. Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in Division 4.

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