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Unread 10-09-2009, 18:44   #1
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Default [20/9/2009] Cork V Kerry @ Croke Park

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Seats are selling fast on the extra services out of Cork and Kerry for the All Ireland Football Final. All intending passengers are being asked to purchase their rail tickets in advance or reserve their seats on-line by using the journey planner on www.irishrail.ie
Though not said, the journey planner contains several extra trains from Cork and Kerry
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Unread 10-09-2009, 20:26   #2
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Several trains already sold out.

http://www.gaa.ie/page/gaa_football_...pionship3.html
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GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship

Final

Sunday 20th Sep 2009
Time Venue Team 1 Team 2 Referee
3 30 PM Páirc an Chrócaigh Cork Kerry Marty Duffy

Broadcast:RTE2
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=513
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All Ireland Football Final Trains by Marketing Department

Seats are selling fast on the extra services out of Cork and Kerry for the All Ireland Football Final. All intending passengers are being asked to purchase their rail tickets in advance or reserve their seats on-line by using the Journey Planner http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp on www.irishrail.ie or clicking here. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp

There is also a special service running from Mayo for the minor game, click here for details. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey...l_services.asp
http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey..._junction1.asp
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Ex-Cork
0630
0700
0730
0800 Change at Mallow
0830
0900
1030

Ex-Tralee
0630
0715
1115 Change at Mallow

Ex-Killarney
0630
0730
0748

Ex-Mallow
0700
0723
0753
0845
0852
0922
1052


Ex-Charleville
0712
0738
0808
0907
0937
1107
http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey...l_services.asp
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Seat Reservation - Choose Special Service

Special Services Available to Book.

Please note child tickets are valid for children under sixteen years of age. Proof of age may be required.

No alcohol or glass bottles will be allowed on the special trains.

Student travel cards and other discount cards including Dept of Social and Family passes are not valid on special trains.

Tickets to Special Trains are Non Refundable.

Passengers collecting tickets at Arklow please note that your tickets will not be ready for collection until Friday afternoon.

For our regular scheduled services, please click here. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp

Mayo V Armagh Minor Football Final Special
Sunday 20th September
Departing Westport 07:15 Dublin Heuston 10:20 Sunday 20th September-2009
Returning Dublin Heuston 19:15 Westport
Extra departures on Maynooth line:
Maynooth 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Clonsilla 11:15, 12:15, 13:15
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Unread 17-09-2009, 17:09   #3
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All Ireland Football Final at Croke Park on the 20/9/09.
Garda Event Management Arrangements
Stiles Opening at - 12.00 hrs. Event Finish at - 17.30 hrs.


Minor Football ....... Armagh v Mayo 13.15hrs
Senior Football ...... Cork v Kerry 15.30hrs
The above game takes place at Croke Park on Sunday, the 20th September 2009. An attendance of 83,200 is expected at the event.


Patrons Travelling to Croke Park:

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 are two supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park:


1. Clonliffe College, Drumcondra Road 3,100 spaces
(Access from Lower Drumcondra Road) 100 Special Needs Spaces
2. O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. 400 Spaces
(Access from the North Circular Road.) 10 Special Needs Spaces

No Traffic will be permitted to leave the car parks for a period after the game, in order to allow foot patrons leave the area safely.

Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a fine of €130.00.

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 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 (N2) Ashbourne Road, (N3) Navan Road, (N4) Lucan Road, (N7) Naas Road and (N11) Wexford Road.


Special Needs Parking:

There are no special needs parking facilities on the public streets within the Croke Park cordon area. The parking facility in Clonliffe College does have a large and very suitable special needs parking facility very close to the stadium. Entry is via Drumcondra Road only.


Bus/Coach Parking:

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


Park and Ride Facility:

There will be two park and ride facilities in operation for this event. They will be from the following locations. Patrons availing of the facility will be transported by bus to and from Croke Park.

1. Fingallians G.A.A Club, Swords, Co. Dublin.
2. Naas GAA Club, Naas, Co. Kildare.


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 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.


Ticket Outlets Outside Croke Park:

There are No ticket sales on the day of the event. However there will be an official G.A.A ticket outlet for collection only and will be located as follows:

Gills Corner.

Patrons attending the games are strongly advised to purchase tickets only through the official GAA sources. Tickets purchased from unaccredited sources will not gain entry at stiles.


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.

The Garda Traffic Corps in the Dublin Metropolitan Region will be operational during these events to assist with traffic management. Garda Air Support has also been requested to provide assistance.

The main affected routes are expected to be as follows:

Armagh - M1
Mayo - N2 / N3
Cork - N4 / N7
Kerry - N4 / N7

Please be aware the: -
• Traffic volumes will be increased
• Traffic delays can be expected
• Leave early and give plenty of time to reach their destination
• Car share where possible
• Utilise public transport within the DMR

Road Safety message: -
• Reduce speed
• Wear seat belts
• Never ever drink and drive
• Arrive alive
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Unread 17-09-2009, 18:08   #4
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http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=513
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All Ireland Football Final Trains by Marketing Department

Seats are selling fast on the extra services out of Cork and Kerry for the All Ireland Football Final. All intending passengers are asked to purchase their rail tickets in advance, click here. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp

There is a special service running from Limerick for the All Ireland Football finals, click here for details. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/special_services.asp

There is also a special service running from Mayo for the minor game, click here for details. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/special_services.asp
http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/special_services.asp
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All Ireland Senior Football Final Cork V Kerry
Sunday 20th September

Departing Limerick 09:15 Dublin Heuston 11:30 Sunday 20th September-2009
Returning Dublin Heuston 19:50 Limerick
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Unread 18-09-2009, 11:45   #5
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All services from Cork-Heuston between 0830 and 1630 inclusive on Saturday, as well as the 0730, 0800, and 0900 services on Sunday are fully booked. There is currently 1 seat left on the 0700 service and 115 on the 0630 service on Sunday.

The 1700 Heuston-Cork on Sunday is deferred to 1745 and has some remaining seats. All services after this are fully booked.

Both morning services from Tralee-Heuston on Sunday are fully booked. The 1845 and 1910 Heuston-Tralee services are also fully booked, but there is still availability on the 2010.

All online offers are suspended from today until Sunday.

Iarnród Éireann has advised that passengers without reservations will not be permitted to join fully-booked trains at intermediate stations.
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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:36   #6
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No services from Midleton or Cobh. Would have thought that they could have used any spare (is there any spare) 3 piece 22k, one from Midleton & one from Cobh, join them at Cork and form another special to Dublin!

The best anyone from Midleton can use is the 08:45 ex Midleton to connect with the 10:30 Cork - Dublin with an 82 minute wait in Cork! Same with people from Cobh: 09:15 Cobh - Cork & 10:30 Cork - Dub!

Surely they could have added another special (with the current services fully booked). 08:00 from Cork could continue to Dublin instead of terminating @ Mallow (or keep the current 08:00, and add 08:10 Cork - Dub :- 8 minute headway possible) I would imagine that the 07:30 from Killarney (with only a stop @ Rathmore & Banteer) would pass Mallow around 08:20. Also an 09:30 Cork - Dublin as well could have been added.

Just a thought, I know there might be a case for shortage of drivers / rolling stock.

With these 2 extra services, they might decide to add connections from Midleton & Cobh!

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I don't think 22Ks are cleared for the east Cork line.
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Unread 18-09-2009, 14:35   #8
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There is only a finite number of trains and staff. If you send the 2 3car 22k sets to Dublin then there is nothing to cover the Tralee services

There are specials from Cork, Tralee, Killarney and Limerick and for the minor game one from Westport

From Cork
6:30
7:00 sold out
7:30 sold out
8:00 sold out change Mallow
9:00 sold out

Four extra direct trains is a very decent showing

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Services from Cork extremely busy this weekend due to All Ireland football final by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann wish to advise that all services departing Cork between 08:30hrs and 16:30hrs on Saturday 19th September are sold out.

All services from Kerry on Sunday morning are now sold out All services from Cork on Sunday morning are sold out with the exception of the 06:30hrs and 07:00hrs, where limited availability still exists.

Passengers wishing to join Cork services that are booked out at intermediate stations will not be permitted to travel.

Direct services departing Limerick are also very busy and advance booking is reccomended

Those not in possesion of a valid reservation will not be permitted to travel.
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Some Limerick and Waterford trains are also sold out.
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