The snow had everyone remembering the Beast From The East

By Steve Neville

Storm Freya brought with it hazardous driving conditions, cancelled matches and a dose of nostalgia.

As snow fell across parts of the country on Sunday, many people began remembering 2018's Beast From The East, which hit Ireland a little over one year ago.

And as snow blanketed parts of the country again, many wondered if Groundhog Day was among us.

The bad weather brought by Storm Freya also meant that a number of GAA games were cancelled, while in Killarney Kerry and Meath played hurling in a winter wonderland.

A general view of the action as the snow falls during the match between Kerry and Meath at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
A general view of the action as the snow falls during the match between Kerry and Meath at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Picture: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Met Éireann has warned that more snow may on the way today.

Motorists have been warned to drive carefully with many roads icy.

    If you are driving, remember...

  • It takes longer to stop a vehicle in snow or on icy roads so slow down and allow extra distance between you and the vehicle in front.
  • Keep a sharp lookout for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users.
  • Keep your windows clear of snow during your journey.
  • Manoeuvre gently; avoid harsh braking, acceleration or steering as these can induce a skid.
  • Use the highest gear possible to reduce the engine revs as this will help avoid wheel spin.
  • When travelling downhill, especially through a series of bends, select a low gear as early as possible and allow your speed to reduce using the brake pedal gently.

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