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Government Publishes Guidelines For Safe Return Of Fans To Sporting Events


04:44 7 Jun 2021

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The Government has announced plans for up to 16 trial sporting events with spectators.

That full list is available at the bottom of this page.

The Government's Working Group has published guidelines for sports grounds today, with the aim of bringing fans back to tournaments.

The first trial events take place this Friday, with two football matches in Cork and Dublin, and a rugby match also in the Capital.

They'll Start Small And Expand Later

Minister for State for Sport, Jack Chambers says they'll start small for the moment:

"So we're looking at about 5-10% for the pilot events, of capacity."

"But I'm confident we'll be able to significantly increase that over the summer so we can have much bigger numbers at our matches across the country."

"It's about building confidence in the safe return of spectators and building a controlled environment."

Pilot Events List

  1. Leinster vs Dragons - RDS - Fri June 11th
  2. Shamrock Rovers vs Finn Harps - Tallaght Stadium - Fri June 11th
  3. Cork City vs Cabinteely - Turner's Cross - Fri June 11th
  4. Camogie National League Finals - Croke Park - Date TBC
  5. Possible Men's National League Final, depends on GAA calendar.
  6. Shamrock Rovers vs Drogheda - Tallaght Stadium - Sat June 26th
  7. Athletics Ireland National Championships - Morton Stadium - Sat June 26th
  8. Div.1 & 2 LGFA League Finals - Croke Park - Sat June 26th
  9. WNL Shelbourne vs Cork - Tolka Park - Sat June 26th
  10. Irish Open Golf (European Tour) - Mount Juliet Kilkenny - Thurs to Sun (1st to 4th July)
  11. Shamrock Rovers vs Dundalk - Tallaght Stadium - Fri July 2nd
  12. Ireland v Japan (rugby) - Aviva Stadium - Sat July 3rd
  13. Munster GAA Hurling Semi Final, Cork v Limerick - Semple Stadium Thurles - Sat July 3rd
  14. Connacht GAA Football Championships Roscommon vs Galway = Dr. Hyde Park - Sun July 4th
  15. Ireland vs USA (rugby) - Aviva Stadium - Sat July 10th
  16. The Curragh races - one day of the series.
Main Image: Jack Chambers TD

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