The Government will permit 500 attendees at all sporting events from this weekend, once there is a stadium capacity of 5000 or more.
Minister Jack Chambers confirmed that the date to permit this increase was brought forward by 48 hours from Monday, July 5th to Saturday, July 3rd.
Small but important change for sporting events. The increase in spectator numbers is applicable from this Saturday July 3rd to facilitate increased attendances at matches this weekend. Further proposals on increasing capacity & matches are being developed for July and August
— Jack Chambers TD (@jackfchambers) June 30, 2021
There are GAA senior championship games in all four provinces this weekend.
A number of these are pilot events that the Government will trial from a feasibility perspective.
8000 spectators will be allowed to watch Saturday's Leinster senior hurling semi-final double header at Croke Park involving Dublin and Galway and Kilkenny and Wexford.
The Munster hurling semi-final between Cork and Limerick at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening will cater for 2400 fans, while the Connacht football semi-final between Roscommon and Galway at Doctor Hyde Park on Sunday will have just over one thousand fans in attendance.