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Second venue change for Dublin v IT Carlow O'Byrne Cup clash

Updated: Tuesday, 05 Jan 2016 23:16 | Comments

Dublin's Jason Whelan with Robbie Vallejo of Wexford during their O'Byrne Cup clash on Sunday
Dublin's Jason Whelan with Robbie Vallejo of Wexford during their O'Byrne Cup clash on Sunday

Dublin and IT Carlow's O'Byrne Cup meeting on Wednesday night has been moved to St Brigid's, Blanchardstown after pitches at Parnell Park and the college were deemed unplayable.

Jim Gavin's men will now play the students at the all-weather facility in Russell Park at 7.30pm.

The All-Ireland champions fielded an experimental side in their opener against Wexford in Enniscorthy on Sunday, requiring a late Dean Rock point to snatch a draw, while IT Carlow were well beaten by the visiting DCU, 3-20 to 2-06.

Dublin will begin their Leinster championship in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny against either Laois or Wicklow this summer.

The county's Walsh Cup game with UCD, which was also due to be played in Parnell Park, will now take place at UCD's Belfield Campus on Thursday.

Westmeath's meeting with Longford on Wednesday night has been switched to St Loman's, Mullingar [7.30], while Laois will now take on Carlow in O'Moore Park rather than Crettyard.

Kildare's game with Louth in Newbridge has been pushed back to an 8.0 throw-in on Wednesday, and Fermanagh's abandoned McKenna Cup game against St Mary's takes place on the same night in Garvaghey.

O'Byrne Cup, Wednesday 6 January [7.30 unless stated]

Group A: Dublin v IT Carlow, IT Carlow, Wexford v DCU, Enniscorty 

Group B: Kildare v Louth, Hawkfield, Newbridge, Offaly v DIT, Gracefield [8.0]

Group C: Laois v Carlow, O'Moore Park; Meath v UCD, Simonstown

Group D: Westmeath v Longford, St Loman's, Mullingar; Wicklow v Maynooth University, Ballinakill Centre of Excellence

McKenna Cup, Wednesday 6 January [8.0]

Group A: Antrim v Queens, The Dub

Group B: Fermanagh v St Marys, Garvaghey

Walsh Cup, Thursday 7 January [7.30]

Group 2: Dublin v UCD, Belfield

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