Picture of Derry this morning from Twitter: @Oisin1981
At shortly after 9am this morning, Derry GAA confirmed that the Allianz League game between Derry and Offaly would go ahead despite the overnight snow.
That was the cue for many Offaly fans to hit the road but when they reached Derry, or were very close to finishing their 250km journey, Derry GAA's Twitter account put out the following tweet.
As you might imagine, Offaly fans were less than impressed especially when you consider tweets like this from people in Derry over the course of the morning after the game was confirmed as going ahead.
Not looking too great lads pic.twitter.com/XtgAwb2T99— Oisín (@Oisin1981) February 11, 2018
Snowing heavily in Derry still,would say it will be called off— Nuala McCloskey (@nuls62) February 11, 2018
Offaly fans who were on the road were quick to vent their frustration.
Should have been called of earlier absolutely Disgraceful over 3 hours driving up and now to go home should have been called of around 10 !— Offaly news & sports (@OffalyUpdates) February 11, 2018
Way to far to travel for players and supporters a in dangerous conditions. The game could of been called off at 9am with more snow forecast— Martin Molloy (@offalymartin) February 11, 2018
Did u not check forecast before declaring it on few hours ago doh!— Martin Donaghy (@MartinDonaghy76) February 11, 2018
GAA insistent on having its busiest fixture list during the worst months of the year for weather with no contingency plans!! Players all over the country having to rearrange work, personal lives etc. again. This game called off at 12.26 today!! #JOKE #actionslouderthanwords #gaa pic.twitter.com/vWT7QDF7Ph— Brendan Kealy (@brendankealy) February 11, 2018