It was announced a short while ago that, following a pitch inspection earlier in the morning, today’s match against Meath at Páirc Tailteann is ON. Here’s the official announcement from Meath GAA:
Following a pitch/venue inspection at Páirc Tailteann this morning at 08:30, @MeathGAA have decided that:— Meath GAA (@MeathGAA) February 9, 2020
1. The Allianz Football League game goes ahead as fixed at 2pm.
2. The Lidl National Ladies Football League game CHANGES VENUE to Dunganny. #GAA #MeathGAA pic.twitter.com/nX0BiUoDXs
The decision facing those walking the pitch in Navan this morning was whether or not the surface was okay for the game to be played on it and they’ve deemed that it is. Whether or not it’s advisable for supporters to be driving across the country on a day like today for a football match is, of course, a wider issue. It’s up to individuals to make up their own minds on that one.
The venue for the LGFA match that was to be played before our clash with Meath has, though, been shifted. That game, between Meath and Monaghan, now goes ahead at Dunganny at 11.45am.
Some supporters will, quite sensibly, decide not to travel today. If that’s you, then don’t forget that TG4 are streaming the game live on their YouTube channel – details here. If you are heading to the game, travel safely.