County Carlow can count themselves very lucky to see McGregor-Mayweather fight
It could have been lights out for Carlow.
It's the biggest fight of the year if not the decade and it is sure to be shown all around the country but County Carlow can count themselves extremely lucky to be able to witness it.
McGregor and Mayweather fans in the Leinster county have some extra special thanks to give to a local councillor of theirs.
The ESB had scheduled a power outage for areas of Carlow including all of Bagenalstown, Fenagh, Ballinkillen, Newtown and elsewhere for the early hours of Sunday morning.
A power cut was supposed to take place between 2am to 5am that morning meaning that they would miss the fight in its entirety.
However, according to KCLR, as soon as Cllr Arthur McDonald found out about the power cut, he got on to the ESB immediately and got them to change it.
— Grainne Leneghan (@grainneleneghan) August 23, 2017
Approximately 3,425 ESB Networks customers were going to be without electricity during the fight but the planned power outage has now moved to the same time early on Saturday morning instead.
ESB Networks has apologised to customers in the area for the inconvenience caused by the unplanned outage on Saturday morning and for any confusion on the change of dates.
They also stated that they worked quickly to change the date to facilitate the customers who may be staying up to watch the McGregor fight.
Updates are available on www.esbpowercheck.ie.