Friday 22 September 2017

Would this happen to Dublin? Fans react to decision to play Mayo-Kerry replay in Limerick

A Kerry supporter watches on as Mayo's Cillian O'Connor takes a penalty during the second half. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Kerry v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
A Kerry supporter watches on as Mayo's Cillian O'Connor takes a penalty during the second half. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Semi-Final, Kerry v Mayo, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Cormac Byrne

Cormac Byrne

For the first time in over three decades an All-Ireland semi-final will be held outside Croke Park and GAA fans are not happy.

Not since the replay between Dublin and Cork in 1983 has an All-Ireland semi-final been played away from Croke Park.

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Kerry and Mayo must go to battle again this Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds after the GAA ignored pleas from the Mayo County Board to have the game postponed for a week so it wouldn't clash with the NFl game at Croker next weekend.

The Gaelic Grounds has a capacity of 45,000 but with over 52,000 fans at yesterday's draw and demand for the replay expected to be even higher, a lot of fans will be left disappointed.

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