Mayo & Dublin abandoned due to fog

Updated: February 11, 2012

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The National football league clash between Mayo and Dublin at McHale Park in Castlebar was called off at half-time due to heavy fog

At the time Dublin were leading by three point on a score-line of 0-8 to 0-5 however deteriorating conditions meant that visibility was zero leaving the referee with no choice but to call the game off.

Dublin, for whom Diarmuid Connolly with three points and Kevin McManamon were excelling, were down to 14 men at the half time whistle after wing back James McCarthy was sent off.

Mayo made the early running through frees from Cillian O’Connor and Conor Mortimer however Dublin found their stride, led by Connolly, and by 17th minute they led 07-02.

Enda Varley reduced the arrears to four points when he reacted quickest to a rebound off the upright however Dublin restored their advantage through a free from keeper Stephen Cluxton.

The sending off of McCarthy changed the game and scores from Varley and Mortimer took Mayo to within three points of Dublin.

However with both sets of fans gearing up for an exciting second half the fog descended onto McHale Park forcing the referee to cancel the game.

A new date for the clash will be decided on Monday with a decision also set to be made regarding the sending off of McCarthy

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