Met Eireann have issued a severe weather warning for the country. As we enter the winter season weather warnings may be a regular occurrence and all Clubs and counties must be proactive in checking club property in advance of such warnings.

All clubs have invested significant resources into our playing facilities and we need to be as proactive in making sure they are protected and maintained against the elements.

The current weather warnings are for High Wind and all clubs must check their properties and in particular goals and Ball Stop nets.

Retractable Ball Stop nets must be retracted or they are not covered by Insurance if damaged due to High Winds or Storm weather.

Ball stops nets that have not been adequately maintained or are in a poor state of repair will not be covered if they are damaged during periods of high winds / storm weather.

National Weather Warnings

STATUS ORANGE

Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo and Clare

Southerly winds, veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 45 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 70 to 100 km/hr today and early tonight.

Becoming very windy or stormy from midnight onwards with westerly winds reaching mean speeds of 50 to 70 km/hr and gusting to speeds of 100 to 130 km/hr.

Also, very high waves tonight and on Wednesday will bring a risk of coastal flooding.

Issued:

Tuesday 09 December 2014 07:00

Valid:

Tuesday 09 December 2014 10:00 to Thursday 11 December 2014 08:00

STATUS YELLOW

Wind Warning for Munster, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Roscommon

Westerly winds will reach speeds of 45 to 65 km/hr with gusts of 90 to 110 km/hr

Issued:

Tuesday 09 December 2014 10:00

Valid:

Wednesday 10 December 2014 00:01 to Thursday 11 December 2014 08:00