There's mixed reaction to the GAA's decision to move the Connacht senior football final to Croke Park.

Connacht GAA announced last night that the Mayo V Galway provincial final would be moved to the Dublin stadium, to avail of the extra capacity.

It's expected  up to 18,000 spectators will be allowed into Croke Park on Sunday week, whereas MacHale Park in Castlebar would have been restricted to 3,500 capacity, if the game was played there as originally planned.

It's the first time a Connacht football final is being played outside the province.

However, there's been some criticism of the decision on social media, with Mayo fans outlining concerns about the extra expense involved in travelling to Dublin, and the loss of revenue for Castlebar.

Speaking with Midwest News in the past few minutes, Connacht GAA secretary John Prenty said the decision was made last night, as only about 2,500 tickets would be available to distribute to clubs across Mayo and Galway, so it was decided that the fairest thing to do would be to move the match to Croke Park, so that everyone who wants to attend can do so.

He told Midwest News that the decision is all down to attendance...

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