A Dublin City Councillor says families in the capital have been left very disappointed after a decision was made not to screen tomorrow's All Ireland Football Final in Smithfield.
The Dubs will aim to win their third Sam Maguire in a row tomorrow afternoon when they meet Mayo at a sold out Croke Park.
Last year, an outdoor screening of the Final took place at Smithfield Plaza to accommodate thousands of fans who wished to enjoy the game in a family friendly atmosphere.
A public screening won't be held this year, as a Dublin City Council say there are already multiple events planned for the area and any additional event would be an unfair imposition on residents in the area.
Representative for the North Inner City, Christy Burke, says "It's disappointing for families who can't get a ticket, or maybe can't afford a ticket. I've received calls from all over Dublin over the last week. Mother and Fathers were looking forward to taking their children to Smithfield on to the Luas, have some chips, burgers and soft drinks. They'd watch the game, celebrate win, lose or draw and go home".
Councillor Nial Ring says it's a shame young people can't avail of the alcohol free event "Looking at the event from last year, kids could go there and there was no danger of them being disturbed by people with cans or whatever. It was very well policed local Gardaí who did a magnificent job of making sure it was just an good clean honest fun day".