COCKY Corkonians booked their train tickets to Croker for the All Ireland final clash with Clare before the sliotar was even thrown in for the semi-final with Dublin, Irish Rail have revealed.
The company has revealed that it will run its longest ever train since changing to newer models, with a nine-carriage, 566-seater train scheduled to appease the huge demand from match-goers this weekend.
And despite calls from politicians to add extra trains for the match, Irish Rail regional manager Andrew Roche told The Corkman that, at time of going to press, its schedule still has seats available for anyone looking to make the trip to Dublin.
"There was never any time during the past week where seats were not available. Many people booked early, some booked even before the semi-final was played, but there are still seats available. Since the semi-final, and particularly from the Wednesday afterwards, the trains were selling online," he said.
"The train trips have always seen supporters in good spirits. From our experience, there's always been good sport and bit of banter with supporters. There's discussions around the games, who played well, who scored and so on. That's the beauty of travelling by train, you can have people around the train discussing the details of the match," he added.
Those still looking to travel to the match by train can book online on irishrail.ie or by calling 021 4557185 or 1850 366 2 22.