Worst season ever for shield finals as weather sees another weekend lost

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The two Lisburn Junior Invitational Shield finals scheduled for Lurgan Town’s Arena on Sunday had to be cancelled because of heavy snowfalls on the grass and 3G pitches.

Lisburn Youth were to play Windmill Stars in the u14 final.

Meanwhile Carrick Rangers and Lurgan Celtic Youth were to play at u16 level.

The only finals decided to date ar the u11 and u12, played on 3G pitch at the Leisureplex on January 2 and the under-17 at Crumlin Utd’s 3G pitch the following day.

Added to the two latest cancellations are the under-13 and under-15 finals.

When will they be played? No one knows and with plenty of rain forecast it could be sometime.

To add to the problems first round cup ties are due to be played tomorrow (Saturday).

There has never been a worse season for the Shield finals during the existence of the League.

Youth League fixtures for tomorrow (Saturday)

All matches are Cup ties, except stated.

GLENMORE: 9.30, Loughgall v Hillsborough League u13, Hillsborough v Chimney Corner u14; 11.15, Lisburn Dist v Carrick u13, Lisburn Y v Annagh u14 friendly.

BARBOUR: 9.30, Camlough v N. End u13, N. End v Willowbank u14, Downshire v Willowbank u17;

11.15, Windmill v Portadown u13, Lisburn Y v Blackstaff u13 League, Ballybot v Lisburn Dist u16 League.

MOIRA: 9.30, TW Braga v Lisburn Dist u14; 11.15, Glenavy v Lisburn Ladies u13.

BALLYMACOSS: 9.30, TTBS v Tollymore u14 League, Downpatrick v Windmill u14 League; Downpatrick v Ballyclare u15 League, 11.15, Windmill v Lurgan u15, Lurgan Celtic v Shankill u15 League.

WALLACE PARK: 9.30, Portadown v N. End u15, Donegal Celtic v Wakehurst u16, Wakehurst v Lisburn Rgs u17;

11.15, Hillsborough v Lisburn Dist u15 League, Annagh v Lisburn Dist u17 League.

FULLERTON PARK: 9.30, Ballyclare v Newry u16 League; 11.15, Greenisland v Newry u17.

HAVELOCK PARK: 9.30, Banbridge v Hillsborough u17; 11.15, Lurgan Celtic v Hillsborough u16 League.

KILKEEL: Valley Rgs v Banbridge Rgs u17.