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All Ireland Quarter Finals and Semi finals on the 6+7/8/16

At Croke Park

On Saturday 6th August 2016 the following event take place at Croke Park Stadium:

Event  : All Ireland Football Quarter Finals:

Stiles Opening:             13.00hrs
Start Time:          14.00hrs : Mayo v Kerry (Junior Final)
Start Time:          16.00hrs : Mayo v Tyrone (Senior)
Start Time:          18.00hrs : Dublin v Donegal (Senior)
Finish Time (approx):      20.30hrs.
Expected Attendance:   80,000   +   

On Sunday 7th August 2016 the following event take place at Croke Park Stadium:

Event  : All Ireland Hurling Semi Finals:

Stiles Opening:             12.30hrs
Start Time:          13.30hrs : Dublin v Limerick (Minor)
Start Time:          15.30hrs : Kilkenny v Waterford (Senior)
Finish Time (approx):    18.00hrs
Expected Attendance:   40,000   +

Travel Arrangements :

In conjunction with the transport agencies outlined Gardai are highlighting the many public transport options available to persons attending events at Croke Park stadium.

All patrons travelling to Croke Park Stadium are strongly advised by all agencies involved in the management of the games to utilise public transport and the park and ride facilities. Croke Park stadium is serviced by Bus, Train and Luas transport facilities.

For Full Details of all Public Transport Please See :  http://arcg.is/1K9SOtj

 

 

Coach Parking : 

There is sufficient on street coach parking on the south side of Croke Park  stadium.

There are two advised routes for coaches travelling to and from the Croke Park stadium :

1.  M.50 and via the Port Tunnel

2.  M11 via East Link Bridge.

Coach drivers are requested to travel directly to the south side of the stadium where patrons can then disembark. Coaches should remain there until the return of their passengers after the event finishes.

There is a limited bus/coach parking facility at Mountjoy Square East and South. Parking here 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 coach parking facility at Western Way (off Phibsboro Road). Drivers utilising this facility are also asked to comply with the above requirements.

In addition coaches will not be permitted to drop off / pick up passengers on any of the arterial routes around Croke Park Stadium. This will be strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps.

In conjunction with the Transport Agencies, Gardai are advising public transport use for patrons attending Croke Park Stadium.

Persons attending should be aware of traffic restrictions :

On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in a residential area. There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardai and Dublin City Parking Services.

Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a substantial fine.

General Advice:

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 is two confirmed supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park. 

• O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. Entry via North Circular Road.
400 Spaces including 10 Special Needs spaces.


• Clonliffe College car park. Entry via lower Drumcondra Road.
2000 Spaces including special needs spaces.

Please refer to www.crokepark.ie for updates on car park opening times. 
 
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.

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 should be aware that illegally parked vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a Substantial fine.

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.

Residents:

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.

Where persons have special needs requirements they should contact the GAA directly at www.crokepark.ie for advice and assistance or view http://arcg.is/1K9SOtj..

General Stadium Information:

Please refer to www.crokepark.ie for all general information and update event details.

Ticket Sales:

There are some ticket sales still available for this event.  Please refer to www.crokepark.ie for details of ticket sales and collection points 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.

Patron Search:

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.

Public Order:

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.

Crime:

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. 

For all the latest information and updates, please visit the following websites:

http://arcg.is/1K9SOtj
www.tickets.ie
www.crokepark.ie


Jones Road Crowd Management and Crowd Dispersal Plan

Jones Road has become a meeting point / access to other areas for patrons attending Croke Park games.  The result of this is to seriously increase / interfere with the crowd flows resulting in pedestrian congestion in that area.

In the interest of safety, the following measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on Jones Road outside the Croke Park Hotel.

Jones Road must be kept exclusively to facilitate exit from the Hogan and Nally Stands for a period of approx 30 minutes after the event ends.

Patrons should arrange meeting points at a distance away from Jones Road or take alternative routes to their intended destination around the stadium away from Jones Road.

All patrons are asked by Gardai to actively participate in this crowd movement plan by complying with Gardaí and stewards directions as they depart the stadium. The result of patron active participation and compliance will result in a safer entry and exit from the stadium for all patrons and children and make the stadium environs a safer place for all people.

 
Pre Games Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

1. Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan Stand ticket.
2. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area
3. Use coloured routes outlined on Croke Park websites to access the stadium.
4. Arrange meeting places away from the Hogan Stand exits on Jones Road. 

Post Game Crowd Management  Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

1. Patrons exiting the Hogan Stand will be directed to exit by a planned route as they leave these stands onto Jones Road.
2. Patrons are further requested not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. 
3. Patrons exiting via Clonliffe Road will be asked by Gardai not enter onto Jones Road and not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel.  
4. Patrons exiting via North Circular Road will be asked by Gardai not to enter onto Russell Street or Jones Road and not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park hotel.  
5. Arrange meeting places away from the Hogan Stand exits on Jones Road.

Frequently Asked Questions

PATRON FAMILIARISATION AND PARTICIPATION IN THE FOLLOWING INITIATIVES WILL GREATLY ASSIST IN PROMOTING A SAFER DAY OUT IN CROKE PARK STADIUM.

Q.  I wish to meet people at Croke Park Hotel BEFORE the game, is this possible?
A. Unless you have a Hogan / Nally / Premium Stand ticket for the game you will not be allowed access to Jones Road. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road. 

Q.  I want to meet my friend AFTER the game on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel. Can I go and wait for them there?
A. No. Where this area is being used as a meeting point, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan and Nally Stands. For safety reasons Jones Road must be kept exclusively for Hogan and Nally Stand exits. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road.

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by Clonliffe Road.  Can I go to the city centre direction by Jones Road?
A.  No. You will be directed to go to your destination by Lower Drumcondra Road to avoid crowd congestion on Jones Road. 

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by North Circular Road. I want to go to my car in    Clonliffe College car park.  Can I go to the car park by Jones Road?
A. No. You will be directed to go to the car park by Lower Drumcondra Road to avoid crowd congestion on Jones Road. 

Q. Why can I not go by Jones Road?
A. In large attendance or full stadium games, Jones Road is needed to facilitate crowds leaving the Hogan / Nally / Premium Stands.  For safety reasons it must be kept exclusively for this reason. When other patrons enter this area it results in crowd congestion and affects pedestrian safety. 
Patrons leaving from all other areas of the stadium are asked not to enter Jones Road after the game.

Q.  How long will the Jones Road closure last.
A.  The restriction will remain for approx 30 minutes after the game ends.  Where you have a definite need to access Jones Road then our advice is to remain in the stadium for a period after the game and allow this time to lapse before approaching Jones Road. 

Q.  My seat is in the Hogan Stand. After the game I will be leaving by Nally Square. Can I turn left and go past the Croke Park Hotel?
A. No. Patrons leaving by Nally Square will be directed to turn right and leave by way of  Clonliffe Road. This is for safety reasons to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  My seat is in the Hogan Stand. After the game I will be leaving the Hogan Stand by Russell Street Bridge. Can I turn right and go past the Croke Park Hotel?
A. No. Patrons leaving the Hogan Stand at Russell Street Bridge will be directed to turn left and leave by way of Gills Corner. This is for safety reasons, to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  My seat is in the Davin Stand. After the game can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?
A. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.  

Q.  My seat is in the Cusack Stand. After the game can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?
A. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.