As i said. Much easier get a grass pitch in October than in early February. While the last two finals we won were played on Astro we train on grass and play mainly in Vinnies so grass would have been fine with us.
There were two groups. Ours finished on time. The Eoin/Eanna one didn't and both school then went into hibernation while football took over. Then Eoin got a nice
tune up last week against Eanna while we went months without a game. It has been an issue with south side schools (not Eoin until this year and I was surprised they did hold things up) for years and has cost us in the past.
But if it was a grass pitch you wanted then October was the time.