Saturday 24 March 2018

Croke Park could host bumper Champions Cup semi-final this year

A general view of Croke Park Picture: Sportsfile
A general view of Croke Park Picture: Sportsfile

Croke Park could host a Champions Cup semi-final if results go the way of the Irish provinces in the last eight.

EPCR chiefs are considering GAA HQ as a potential venue should any pf the Irish sides meet each other in the last four of the competition, due to be played in late April.

Croker is able to seat 30,000 more fans than the Aviva Stadium and EPCR chiefs will bring this into the equation when they choose the stadiums for the semi-finals.

"It is very interesting and I certainly think that we should go for the best possible solution," said EPCR chairman Simon Halliday in quotes reported by the Irish Daily Mail.

"If you have an all-Irish semi-final and we knew there was demand for the type of crowd that would fill Croke Park, why wouldn't we?

"I must tell you I haven't investigated it yet, but it certainly is an amazing place. If we could I think it would be a wonderful thing."

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