The GAA faces a backlog of fixtures following a second consecutive weekend where inclement weather conditions forced the cancellation of a number of Allianz League games.

With April designated a club-only month organisers must now rearrange a series of games in both hurling and football to complete the league programmes in the given time.

While Storm Dennis took its toll, a number of matches did go ahead and Laois manager Eddie Brennan revealed that his players had to have warm showers to get their blood circulating during the half-time break in their defeat to Clare.

Former Clare captain Anthony Daly believes that space could be freed up by scrapping the hurling quarter-finals, which are currently scheduled for 7-8 March.

"There should have been no matches played this weekend, in all fairness," he told RTÉ Sport’s Allianz League Sunday programme.

"You can’t hurl into a wind like that. Credit to the guys for how well they did...but for me there was no way the games should have been on this weekend.

"Why we are playing league quarter-finals is beyond me. There is absolutely no merit in them.

"I’d even argue we shouldn’t be playing semi-finals: the top two should meet in a final.

"[That’s might mean] dead rubbers but if you go through it forensically you’d say there are dead rubbers already with the amount of changes certain teams are making.

"For me we have to tighten up on that and certainly quarter-finals have to go."