After victories over Wicklow & Longford in the group stages, Carlow are set to take on New York this Saturday in the Tailteann Cup.
However, there is now concern regarding the fixture, as hundreds of wildfires burning across Canada have caused numerous flights to be delayed and halted in the Big Apple.
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Speaking to KCLR Live earlier today Carlow GAA Chairperson Jim Bolger stated he expects the game to go ahead as normal;
“We have engaged with New York GAA Board and they’re confident that the flights would go ahead. There might be some disruption, obviously depending on the situation, there are delays, and there are some cancellations. We hope that that won’t be the case for the New York team traveling over and we don’t expect it will be. “
“They are coming in tomorrow morning. But for their sake, we’d hope that they get in on schedule because of jet lag and preparing for the game, which is Saturday 5 pm. It is a quick turnaround for them.”
It will be the first time the two sides have met in a Championship game, with New York all ready making history this year by beating Leitrim to win for the first time in the Connacht Senior Football Championship at the 23rd attempt.
Should everything happen as planned, the game will be live on KCLR this Saturday from 5 pm with thanks to Dan Morrissey & Co.