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Fans back at sporting events in Ireland as government confirms easing of Covid-19 restrictions | GAA News

By May 28, 2021January 28th, 2022Sports events

Brian Barry

GAA Editor @BrianGBarry

The Irish government has announced a list of official trial events, which will pave the way for spectators to return to stadiums. The National Camogie League final at Croke Park will be the biggest test, with 3,000 fans allowed to attend.

Last update: 28/05/21 18:39

Croke Park to host 2021 National Camogie League Final

The Irish government has announced the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions, which paves the way for spectators to return to sporting events.

From Monday 7 June, 100 spectators will be able to attend the matches, this number increasing to 200 in halls that can accommodate more than 5,000.

There have also been a number of confirmed test events, which will test a larger number.

The biggest confirmed trial event is the National Camogie Leagues Final at Croke Park, with 3,000 fans allowed to attend.

Test sporting events

Dated Place Event Capacity
June 11 RDS Leinster v Dragons 1,200
June 11 Tallaght Stadium Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps 1,000
June 11 Turners Cross Cork City v Cabinteely 600
June 20 Croke Park Camogie League Final 3,000
June 25 Tallaght Stadium Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda 1,000
June 26 Morton Stadium Irish National Athletics Championships 400
End of June The Curragh Race meeting 1,000 for one day of the three-day event
Two test events will take place at Tallaght Stadium

Two test events will take place at Tallaght Stadium

Although not included in the Irish Government press release, the LGFA confirmed in a statement that the Lidl National League Finals will also take place as a Croke Park test event on Saturday June 26.

“The LGFA would like to formally express their thanks to the Task Force for Returning Spectators to Stadiums, Ministers Catherine Martin and Jack Chambers, and our colleagues at Croke Park for making the stadium available on this date,” it read. in a statement from the women’s football governing body.

“We very much look forward to welcoming spectators to Croke Park on Saturday 26th June for what should be a very special occasion.”

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Further increases in the number allowed at events are being considered for the month of August.

At present, all sporting events take place behind closed doors in Ireland.

North of the border, 500 supporters are authorized to attend matches. This weekend, the GAA National League games taking place in all six counties will once again welcome fans to the stadiums.