Sunday 11 December 2016

Gardai issue hilarious (and bizarre) travel advice ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland replay

"The wheels on the bus go round and round however we seek divine intervention and hope they are running on Saturday."

Sasha Brady

Published 28/09/2016 | 10:48

Dublin and Mayo supporters during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final
Dublin and Mayo supporters during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final

With the news that the bus strike is set to cause chaos on the All-Ireland final replay, An Garda Siochana have issued some friendly travel advice for those heading to Croke Park on Saturday.

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In a lengthy Facebook post, they advise commuters that "not all snakes have left Ireland" and they should "consider sliding into town on a snake" and by that they mean the Luas - but why be direct when you can use poetry and folklore to convey your message?

They also issue a plea for all of Ireland to "support the boys in blue" but they're not referring to the Dublin team. Instead, they've managed to sneak in a job advertising post for new recruits.

"We urge everyone in Ireland to consider supporting the boys in blue. We seek 800 recruits so regardless where and how you travel from, apply today," they posted.

There's also a mention of the bus strike but it appears in a nursery rhyme: "The wheels on the bus go round and round however we seek divine intervention and hope they are running on Saturday."

The entire post is decorated with GAA-themed puns but there's still a warning in there for all commuters to heed, even if it takes a while to crack the folklore riddles.

"Speeds cameras do not differentiate between red green and blues," they warn, "so we urge all pilgrims to travel with pace but not with speed. The tickets we offer you do not desire, we urge to consider the points, never speed".

See it in full below:

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