Tuesday 21 January 2020

Massive delays on M1 mean some Armagh, Tyrone and Monaghan fans miss part of Croker showdowns

Traffic jam on the M1/M50 at The Oscar Road junction today.
PIC: COLIN O'RIORDAN
Traffic jam on the M1/M50 at The Oscar Road junction today. PIC: COLIN O'RIORDAN

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Gaelic Football fans from Armagh, Tyrone and Monaghan faced heavy delays en route to Dublin with traffic very heavy between Junction 7 at Julianstown and Junction 5 Balbriggan (South).

AA Roadwatch spokesperson from AA Roadwatch has claimed that traffic is starting to improve but is still quite heavy at Junction 1 at the M1 interchange leading into Whitehall.

Delays continue then from before Whitehall Flyover through to the NCR jct on Dorset St.

The AA also confirmed that there is heavy traffic from Collon to Slane on the N2.

Travelling fans could potentially miss the 4pm throw-in with Croke Park asking fans on Friday to arrive early and to make themselves aware of the new baggage restrictions in place at the stadium.

The new restrictions follow a new safety directive from the GAA last month which dictates that all flags, bags or packages exceeding an A4 size (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be prohibited from the grounds.

Gardai will make a decision close to the 4pm throw-in time if the game will be delayed or not.

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