Cork move Clare clash due to E...


Cork move Clare clash due to Ed Sheeran concerts

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Cork's meeting with Clare in this year's Munster Hurling Championship is set for a neutral venue.

The game will now take place at Semple Stadium in Thurles on the weekend of April 30th and May 1st.

The reason for the game being moved is down to Ed Sheeran concerts scheduled for Páirc Uí Chaoimh on April 28th and 29th.

As a result, the Leeside venue would not be ready for the hurling clash just days later.

The Munster football meeting of the Rebels footballers and Kerry has also been moved.

It's now set for Páirc Ui Rinn in Cork, with the game scheduled for Saturday, May 7th.

The ground - which is used regularly for inter-county fixtures - has a capacity of around 11,400.

In confirming the arrangements today, Cork GAA said the decision to move the hurling match to Semple Stadium will ensure all those who want tickets will be facilitated.

Their match against Limerick - a repeat of last year's All-Ireland final - will go ahead at Páirc Uí Chaoimh as scheduled on April 17th.

Cork GAA statement

"The comprehensive fixture list for 2022 makes the best and most practical use available of facilities owned by Cork GAA during what will be an extremely busy period for Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

"After the Cork game against Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on April 17th, the stadium switches to concert mode to facilitate the series of concerts by Ed Sheeran.

"Following consultations with, and the agreement of, Munster Council, Tipperary County Board and Clare County board, the Hurling Championship clash against Clare will be held at FBD Semple Stadium on the weekend of April 30th/May 1st. The relevant capacity will allow us to meet the demand for tickets from all Cork supporters.

"The Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final between Cork and Kerry will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday May 7th. The management of both the hurling and football teams have been consulted throughout the process of arranging the fixtures, and Cork GAA would like to thank them for their support.

"Páirc Uí Chaoimh has a number of games and events planned throughout this period, as normality returns post-COVID. Cork GAA will be liaising closely with residents and other partners in advance of other matches and concerts which are planned for the stadium.

"For the matches in Thurles and Páirc Uí Rinn outlined above, premium seat holders will be accommodated in both venues and we will have special plans in place for hospitality on both occasions."

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