Updated: Melvin Gaels v St. Mary's Championship clash moved to Sunday

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BREAKING: Melvin Gaels v St. Mary's Championship clash moved to Sunday

Bereavement in Melvin Gaels ranks as father of midfielder Jessie McGuinness passes away

Leitrim GAA officials have announced that the Melvin Gaels v St. Mary's Kiltoghert clash in the Connacht Gold Senior Championship Quarter-Finals has been switched to Sunday afternoon at 12 noon.

The game was due to take place in Drumkeerin on Saturday evening but with the heavy rain, the pitch has been deemed unplayable and the match switched to Sunday at 12 noon. No venue has yet been fixed for the rearranged fixture, details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Although the pitch was deemed unplayable, Melvin Gaels GAA club also suffered a bereavement with the news of the passing of Philip McGuinness, father of midfielder Jessie, who passed away peacefully at North West Hospice in Sligo.

Reposing at his home today (Friday, September 8) from 3pm to 9pm, Mr McGuinness of Carrowrevagh, Glenaniff, Rossinver will be buried in Rossinver New Cemetary following funeral mass in St. Aidan’s Church, Ballaghameehan at 11am. House private to family on Saturday morning please.

The Sports Department and Staff would like to offer our deepest sympathy of the McGuinness family and the Melvin Gaels Club on the sad passing of Mr McGuinness. May he Rest In Peace.