Stiles Opening - 16:00hrs
Start Time -17:15hrs Donegal V Kildare
19:00hrs Dublin V Cork
Finish Time - 20.30hrs
Expected Attendance: 25,000
Patrons Travelling to Croke Park:
All patrons travelling to Croke Park Stadium for the event are advised to utilise public transport and the park and ride facilities. Croke Park stadium is serviced by bus, train and Luas transport facilities. Patrons who travel by road are advised to travel early to avail of the supervised parking facilities.
There are two supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park.
1. Clonliffe College. Entry via Lower Drumcondra Road.
3,100 Spaces including 100 Special Needs Spaces.
2. O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. Entry via North Circular Road.
400 Spaces including 10 Special Needs Spaces .
No Traffic will be permitted to leave the car park for a period after the games, in order to allow foot patrons leave the area safely.
Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a Substantial fine.
Drivers should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption, obstruction and difficulty to emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround Croke Park Stadium.
Patrons are advised to travel to Croke Park via the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road, Drumcondra Road. These routes lead directly to Croke Park. Supporters arriving via the M50 /M1 motorways are advised to allow time for traffic delays. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.
After the game patrons will have the option of travelling the Belfast Road (M1) or on the M50 to the (M2) Ashbourne Road, (M3) Navan Road, (M4) Lucan Road, (M7) Naas Road and (M11) Wexford Road.
Patrons are requested to be aware that Croke Park is located in a residential area. Patrons attending Croke Park are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking, anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardai. Patrons are asked to desist from such behaviour.
Special Needs Parking:
There are no special needs parking facilities on the public streets within the Croke Park cordon area or within the stadium. Special needs parking is provided at the supervised car parks as outlined above.
There is a limited bus/coach parking facility at Mountjoy Square East and South. Parking hare is on the park side of the street only. There will not be any facility for coach parking on Mountjoy Square North or West. Parking will be on a first come first served basis. Please ensure that you comply with parking regulations. Double parking of buses will not be permitted. Drivers are also requested to only turn engines when in a position to depart Mountjoy Square.
There is a secondary parking facility at Western Way (off Phibsboro Road). Drivers utilising this facility are also asked to comply with the above requirements.
Park and Ride Facility:
Please refer to www.gaa.ie for details of park and ride facilities.
Please refer to www.gaa.ie for details of ticket sales for this event.
Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:
As with all events at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.
Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.
As a guideline the full Garda cordon will be in place one hour prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely.
Sections of Stadium open for Event:
Please refer to www.gaa.ie for details of stadium sections.
All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Any offensive articles, e.g. glass bottles, air horns, large flagpoles will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Patrons are advised that the Gardaí will not permit the consumption of alcohol outside public houses, while walking along the street or in any other public place.
Patrons are asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour such as on street drinking and urinating etc.
Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the event. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/ Mobile Phones.
Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.
Croke Park Hotel Car Park:
All residents of the Croke Park Hotel will be permitted entry subject to pedestrian presence at the time and are requested to access the hotel via North Circular Road / Russell Street junction where there will be a register of all guest vehicles.
Updated Crowd Management and Crowd Dispersal Plan
Pre Game Crowd Management Plan:
Due to a crowd management plan on Jones Road in the vicinity of the Croke Park Hotel, patrons are advised :
1. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area.
2. Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan Stand or Dineen Stand ticket.
3. Use routes outlined on back of tickets to access their relevant parts of the stadium.
Post Game Crowd Management Plan:
Gardai will be implementing a post game crowd management plan in the vicinity of Jones Road and patrons are advised as follows :
1. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. `
2. Patrons exiting the Hogan Stand and Dineen Stands will be directed to exit by a pre planned and dedicated route.
The above measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel which has become a meeting point for patrons attending Croke Park events.
Patron compliance will greatly assist Gardaí with crowd management and movement in the Jones Road area and will result in a safer egress from the stadium for all patrons.
Patrons should also comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards as they depart the stadium. Again the directions are issued with a view to making the stadium environs a safer place during patron exit from Croke Park.