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.


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