Photo of Gaelic Grounds: Maurice Horan (@_terminalx) via Twitter
I know it’s been linked here already but, just in case you haven’t seen it, the superb information put together by those helpful souls in Club ’51 on travel and parking advice (and much more) for Limerick on Saturday is here. The main point to note is that you really should plan to get to Limerick as early as possible on Saturday, ideally leaving plenty of time for the spuds and a nice leisurely stroll to the Gaelic Grounds ahead of the 5pm throw-in.
With all manner of obstacles in the way of match-going punters – ranging from the fair in Clarenbridge to the Pride Parade in the city – it’s not a day for leaving it late to get there so it makes more sense to err on the other side and take the time to soak up the atmosphere. The weather looks set to be nice on Saturday, which is an obvious plus, not least if (like us) you’re in the uncovered stand for the match.
If you haven’t got your tickets yet, then the County Board are offering a Last Chance Saloon opportunity to do so, with tickets left over from the clubs and Cairde Mhaigheo due to go on general sale at MacHale Park tomorrow (Friday), from 9.30am to 6pm. Snap them up, folks, otherwise the Kerry crowd will get them.
Speaking of the opposition, they’re due to name their team for Saturday tonight (at around 8.30pm so their website says) but, with one eye to Leeroy’s appeal hearing later on this evening, we won’t be naming ours until sometime tomorrow.