CORK GAA HAVE confirmed their Munster championship games in football and hurling against Clare and Kerry respectively, have been moved from Páirc Uí Chaoimh due to the Ed Sheeran concert taking place at the stadium.
The Munster hurling round-robin game against Clare will take place in Semple Stadium on the weekend of 30 April-1 May. The following weekend’s Munster football semi-final between Cork and Kerry will be held at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday 7 May.
The moves had been anticipated due to the Ed Sheeran concert on Thursday 28 April.
Cork GAA chiefs this morning confirmed the current schedule of games at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for 2022 with five upcoming league games between football and hurling, starting with this Saturday’s double-header against Clare.
The Cork camogie team will be in action in a game preceding the Cork-Galway game at the venue on Saturday 26 February while further camogie and ladies football fixtures are to be added this summer.
Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
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Cork’s statement mentioned ‘the relevant capacity will allow us to meet the demand for tickets from all Cork supporters’ and that ‘the management of both the hurling and football teams have been consulted throughout the process of arranging the fixtures’.
“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,” said the Cork board in a statement.
“After the Cork game against Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on 17 April, the stadium switches to concert mode to facilitate the series of concerts by Ed Sheeran.
“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.”
Separately the Munster Council have made some alterations to their senior hurling round-robin fixtures to remove the scenario of teams playing three weeks in a row, with this also having an impact on the Munster football fixtures.
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The changes are as follows:
Munster senior hurling
- Clare v Cork – 1 May (was 15 May)
- Limerick v Tipperary – 8 May (was 15 May)
- Waterford v Cork – 15 May (was 8 May)
- Clare v Limerick – 15 May (was 8 May)
Munster senior football
- Tipperary v Waterford – 30 April (was 1 May)
- Clare v Limerick – 30 April (was 1 May)
- Cork v Kerry – 7 May (no change)
- Tipperary/Waterford v Clare/Limerick – 14 May (was 15 May)
– First published 12.07, 1 February
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