Newbridge

  • Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty talked to Midwest Radio today to outline the reasons why Saturday's game between Kildare and Mayo is still in line to ahead in Croke Park after the storm over the Kildare's nominated venue of St Conleth's Park not being adequate to cater for the anticipated attendance. 

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  • Kildare and Mayo County Boards will each receive 1500 tickets for club distribution for Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier game between the sides in Newbridge.

    It follows the decision earlier to switch the game from Croke Park to Newbridge, after Kildare GAA said they would not play the game in Dublin, having been drawn out of the hat first on Monday morning.

    In a statement this afternoon the GAA confirmed the change and said that following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both county boards will receive 1500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA has also confirmed that tickets purchased for the double header will not be valid for the refixture and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    The GAA has also confirmed that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets for the games will be priced at 20 euro for adults and 5 euro for juveniles.

     

     

    Statement from the GAA regarding Kildare v Mayo qualifier game: 

    The GAA can confirm that the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round Three meeting of Kildare and Mayo will take place in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening at 7.00pm.

    Following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both Kildare and Mayo County Committees will receive 1,500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA can also confirm that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets purchased for the Croke Park double-header fixture will not be valid for these games and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    Tickets for the new fixtures will be priced at €20/£18 (adults) and €5/£5 (juveniles).

     

     

     

     

  • The Mayo v Kildare game will be played in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening.

    While the GAA has yet to confirm this, Mayo GAA has issued a statement this afternoon confirming the venue change.

    The game will be played at 7pm on Saturday evening in Newbridge.

    It follows three days of a standoff between Kildare GAA and Croke Park.

    Kildare were first out of the hat on Monday morning and understood they would have a home draw.

    However later on Monday, the GAA confirmed that the game would be played in Croke Park, as a double header with Cavan and Tyrone, because of health and safety issues with St Conleth’s Park.

    Kildare manager Cian O’Neill said that his team would not be travelling to Croke Park and they would be in Newbridge, regardless of where the game was fixed for.

    Reports begun to emerge this morning that the ticket sales for the game, which only went live this morning, had been suspended and the game could be switched to Newbridge.

    This afternoon Mayo GAA says it is awaiting full details from the GAA in relation to tickets for this fixture. The statement says that they expect that all Mayo GAA season ticket holders will get access to a ticket for this game. There may also be a very limited number of tickets on sale to the general public through SuperValu and Centra outlets.

    In relation to supporters who had purchased tickets for the game in Croke Park on Saturday evening, we are awaiting details from Croke Park, who handle all ticket arrangements for this game.

    The statement concludes by saying the Mayo team and management have this week been preparing to play Kildare on Saturday and look forward to having a passionate Mayo support in Newbridge on Saturday evening.

  • Mayo GAA have a very limited number of General Admission tickets for sale today for the Mayo v Kildare game tomorrow evening in Newbridge. They will be on sale from the office in Elverys MacHale Park from 11-1pm. There is a very limited number of tickets for sale and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

     

  • Mayo make the trip to Newbridge tomorrow evening as they face Kildare in Round 3 of the qualifiers in St Conleth's Park.
     
    After an eight point win over Tipperary in Thurles last weekend Mayo make just one change to their starting team. The injured Seamus O'Shea(shoulder) is replaced by two time Young footballer of year Diarmuid O'Connor. Both teams also met in Round 3 of the qualifiers in 2016, a game Mayo won 2-17 to 0-14. Tomorrow sees two time All star David Clarke make his 115th Mayo appearance(45 championship & 69 league). In fact he made his league debut against Kildare in Newbridge back in 2002. Throw-in tomorrow is 7pm.
     
    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan -Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber 
    9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. James Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen