O'Byrne Cup: Offaly Join In On Season Of Cancellations

Offaly GAA wanted to postpone O'Byrne Cup semi-final until Friday or Saturday week.

Offaly GAA have pulled out of their O'Byrne Cup semi-final with Louth.

The county board is citing the danger of injuries to players as the reason.

They also say they asked Leinster Council to consider changing the date to Friday January 20th, or Saturday 21st.

This would have required a new date for the competition's final as well. 

While Leinster GAA were willing to consider the request, Louth were not. 

This means Offaly's O'Byrne Cup campaign ends and their preparations for a campaign in division three of the national league begins.

Louth, Kildare, and Carlow have all cancelled scheduled O'Byrne Cup games over the last seven days.

Speaking after their win over Dublin in Parnell Park during the week, Offaly manager Liam Kearns spoke of his frustration with the competition:

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