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Galway season ticket holders have been put in the terrace for Saturday s match in Parnell park. This is standing only , what about the young children and older people. This is a dark day for supporters and the GAA should be ashamed of this . Move the match out of Parnell park is the only answer

heartbroken (Galway) - Posts: 318 - 12/06/2019 07:20:45    2193783

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Replying To heartbroken:  "Galway season ticket holders have been put in the terrace for Saturday s match in Parnell park. This is standing only , what about the young children and older people. This is a dark day for supporters and the GAA should be ashamed of this . Move the match out of Parnell park is the only answer"
Play it in Croke Park?

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 712 - 12/06/2019 10:45:51    2193844

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Pretty sure this whole topic came up with Newbridge or nowhere last year. Season ticket conditions only guarantee a stand ticket when available and capacity allows. Obviously there must be more season ticket holders in Dublin and Galway combined than seats in the stand. We had the same issue in wexford park a few years ago where people were complaining that the covered stand was full of kilkenny people but that was because their season ticket holders greatly outnumbered ours.

It's unfortunate but you're being too harsh saying shame on the gaa. What do you expect to happen, the dubs to give up home advantage? And yes i know you'll just reply croke park to that but when talking about Dublins hurlers that's not the same as for footballers. Forgive my ignorance on capacity of pearse stadium but if Galway are to host Dublin in super 8s would you like Galway to move the match to say cork or thurles to cater for all the Dublin fans with stand season tickets rather than just move them to a terrace? By the way I've no idea if the same capacity issues with arise in this case.

Yes it's a pity this scenario arises but sometimes that's just how things happen.

1798man (Wexford) - Posts: 164 - 12/06/2019 10:51:47    2193846

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Replying To heartbroken:  "Galway season ticket holders have been put in the terrace for Saturday s match in Parnell park. This is standing only , what about the young children and older people. This is a dark day for supporters and the GAA should be ashamed of this . Move the match out of Parnell park is the only answer"
Won't somebody please think of the children.........

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 12/06/2019 11:15:10    2193853

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I would have sympathy particularly for Older people, i dont think the GAA does enough for people who may not be disabled, but get in out of grounds with adversity.

The T and C's changed last year after the Newbridge thing.

Dublin Hurling has gone quite popular, Parenll Park was a sell out last week i think, its not the easiest ground to access or get in or out of when full. Maybe the sensible thing to do is have double headers with the footballers in Croker in the future.

Would help on a number of fronts.

But Parnell can be a powerful place as a home ground.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3493 - 12/06/2019 11:34:09    2193864

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SHAME, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.

(ringing of a bell.......)

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13085 - 12/06/2019 12:25:40    2193888

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#nellerornowhere

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13085 - 12/06/2019 12:28:21    2193891

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This is a bit 'Old man shouts at cloud....'

KildareKelly (Kildare) - Posts: 592 - 12/06/2019 12:47:23    2193901

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I've never felt so ashamed :(

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7701 - 12/06/2019 13:07:34    2193908

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c'mon now, show some compassion. The lad's heartbroken

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 941 - 12/06/2019 13:29:45    2193917

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "c'mon now, show some compassion. The lad's heartbroken"
I was heartbroken then we won the all Ireland happy out then limerick won all Ireland heartbroken then we beat kilkenny happy out and now forced to stand in the terrace sure I am heartbroken again .

heartbroken (Galway) - Posts: 318 - 12/06/2019 15:03:34    2193972

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Replying To 1798man:  "Pretty sure this whole topic came up with Newbridge or nowhere last year. Season ticket conditions only guarantee a stand ticket when available and capacity allows. Obviously there must be more season ticket holders in Dublin and Galway combined than seats in the stand. We had the same issue in wexford park a few years ago where people were complaining that the covered stand was full of kilkenny people but that was because their season ticket holders greatly outnumbered ours.

It's unfortunate but you're being too harsh saying shame on the gaa. What do you expect to happen, the dubs to give up home advantage? And yes i know you'll just reply croke park to that but when talking about Dublins hurlers that's not the same as for footballers. Forgive my ignorance on capacity of pearse stadium but if Galway are to host Dublin in super 8s would you like Galway to move the match to say cork or thurles to cater for all the Dublin fans with stand season tickets rather than just move them to a terrace? By the way I've no idea if the same capacity issues with arise in this case.

Yes it's a pity this scenario arises but sometimes that's just how things happen."
Dublin Gaa want their cake and eat it. Footballers home ground Croke park. I was brought up to give up a seat to an elderly person or pregnant woman but the GAA want them to stand up.

heartbroken (Galway) - Posts: 318 - 12/06/2019 15:14:20    2193978

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I sympathise with you Heartbroken. Its not a great place to get to, and I'll have 3 kids hanging out of me. Id much rather be going to croker, but I think Im being selfish in that. Its their home ground....and I did laugh when Mayo lost the Newbridge or nowhere battle last year, so Im not going to be a hypocrite. I imagine the cost to open up croker for a crowd of probably less than 20k people would be hardly be considered worth it to the GAA, not to mention the lack of atmosphere (croke park less than 1/4 full vs a thronged Parnell park) I do think some allowances for elderly should be made though, and if someone has a disability card. Maybe they will be able to make some allowances for those that ask at the grounds on the day.

tribesdude (Galway) - Posts: 1 - 12/06/2019 17:20:38    2194036

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Replying To heartbroken:  "Galway season ticket holders have been put in the terrace for Saturday s match in Parnell park. This is standing only , what about the young children and older people. This is a dark day for supporters and the GAA should be ashamed of this . Move the match out of Parnell park is the only answer"
They only make those exceptions for Dublin football supporters. I think it's about time Dublin invest in a proper stadium of their own.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 12/06/2019 19:08:11    2194097

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Dubs have home advantage so it's only right the pick the venue that gives them the best chance.
End of story.

Condorman (Dublin) - Posts: 983 - 13/06/2019 12:17:12    2194357

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Come on Galway, win it for the fans in the terraces then.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1894 - 13/06/2019 12:57:58    2194378

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "They only make those exceptions for Dublin football supporters. I think it's about time Dublin invest in a proper stadium of their own."
And i think its about time that you mind your own business and don't be worrying about Dublin!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 712 - 13/06/2019 13:14:02    2194393

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "They only make those exceptions for Dublin football supporters. I think it's about time Dublin invest in a proper stadium of their own."
And i think its about time that you mind your own business and don't be worrying about Dublin!

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 712 - 13/06/2019 13:14:14    2194395

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Replying To heartbroken:  "Dublin Gaa want their cake and eat it. Footballers home ground Croke park. I was brought up to give up a seat to an elderly person or pregnant woman but the GAA want them to stand up."
We must be expecting, pardon the pun, hoardes of pregnant women and elderly Galweigans descending on Dublin. If you're that old or pregnant you probably shouldn't be travelling full stop.

Heartbroken by name and by nature.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 13/06/2019 13:50:17    2194428

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Yes it should be played in Croke Park. Oh wait, all of the advantages. You just can't please. Some bloke on another thread whinging that the Dubs get the cheap terrace tickets for Croker. I'm sure Mayo would disagree. This guy moaning cause they can't get stand tickets. The aul dirty dubs.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 13/06/2019 23:11:08    2194651

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