Friday 24 November 2017

Cavan urge fans not to let G8 stop them travelling for Enniskillen clash

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Cavan County Board have made an appeal to their supporters not to stay away from Brewster Park because of any traffic restrictions that are in place due to the G8 summit.

Cavan PRO Declan Woods said the only inconvenience that the travelling fans will experience is having to leave an hour earlier than usual.

With nearly 7,000 car parking spaces designated around the town, the majority of which are within a 15-minute walk of Brewster Park, Woods said Cavan supporters won't be too badly discommoded by restrictions.

"Our players are capable of great sacrifices, so we would hope that our supporters would make an extra one on this occasion. We'd like our supporters to set off an hour earlier than usual and follow the guidelines around Enniskillen," said Woods.

Security restrictions are in place because of the G8 summit, which takes place at the nearby Lough Erne resort on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Some roads are closed and others have restricted access, but a plan has been devised to filter cars from specific clubs to designated car parks.

ARRANGEMENTS

Cavan officials visited Enniskillen on Monday to meet with Fermanagh counterparts, the PSNI and Fermanagh District Council, and they are happy with the arrangements.

Breffni manager Terry Hyland has already expressed fears that the travelling support will be limited because of what he feels has been "misinformation."

Hyland's sense of the situation was that talk of road closures, long walks to the ground and a potential communications black-out has been in circulation without the proper clarity and this could drive supporters to watch the match on TV instead.

Cavan report no injury worries since their surprise victory over Armagh in the Ulster SFC preliminary round.

Irish Independent

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