Wednesday 20 September 2017

GAA expecting more than 175,000 spectators for Bank Holiday weekend games

A general view of Croke Park before the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4B match between Down and Monaghan at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
A general view of Croke Park before the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round 4B match between Down and Monaghan at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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The GAA have said that they are expecting in excess of 175,000 fans for the All-Ireland SHC semi-final and All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals set to be played at Croke Park this Bank Holiday weekend.

The association have said that they are expecting Saturday's GAA Football All-Ireland senior quarter-final double-header at Croke Park to be fully sold out with Ulster champions Tyrone set to meet neighbours Armagh at 4pm, followed by the meeting of reigning All-Ireland and Leinster champions Dublin against Monaghan at 6pm.

Headquarters said that they are expecting a further 60,000 fans to attend Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Tipperary and Galway, which would represent a 10.65% increase from last year's attendance of 54, 227 for the same fixture.

The match is preceded by the Under 17 All-Ireland hurling final between Dublin and Cork at 12pm, and the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling semi-final meeting of Kilkenny and Galway at 2pm.

Finally, Croke Park said that they expect 33,000 fans to attend the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay between Mayo and Roscommon on the Bank Holiday Monday with the winner of that game set to face Division 1 League champions Kerry later this month.

All of those attending Croke Park this weekend are asked to arrive early and to make themselves aware of the new baggage restrictions in place at the stadium.

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