The prestigious final between Banbridge and Cookstown, which is normally played on Boxing Day, will now move, for the fifth time of asking, to Sunday 25th April. However, the venue is yet to be decided as Lisnagarvey Hockey Club is unavailable.
“It is regrettable that we have had to change the date yet again,”
explained Ulster Hockey Executive Manager, Angela Platt.
“We simply hadn’t realised that the British Universities Hockey Tournament in England, was clashing with the 10th April date, and as several players involved in the Kirk Cup Final, would also be playing for the Northern Ireland Universities team, we had no choice but to find another date.
"It is very disappointing to have to change the date, as other dates we have pencilled in have been postponed because of the severe weather conditions this season.
“Unfortunately we cannot use Garvey’s excellent facilities, so we are trying to find a suitable neutral venue for the final. We have a couple of alternative venues in mind but we are checking availability at the moment.”
So, it is fingers crossed this time round, or we could still be playing it in June!