Statement: All-Ireland SFC Qualifier Round 3
Coiste Chontae Chill Dara welcome the decision of the CCCC to fix the Kildare v Mayo Round 3 All-Ireland SFC qualifier for St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge for this Saturday. The Management Committee of Kildare GAA fully accept that the original decision of CCCC to host the game at Croke Park was made with the safety and interest of patrons in mind.
We are pleased that following a consultative process between Kildare County Committee, the CCCC and relevant statutory authorities, assurances have been made to ensure that the game can proceed at St Conleth’s Park.
Kildare GAA fully accept that the decision to play in St Conleth’s Park will impact significantly on the number of tickets that are available for Kildare supporters and that it will not be possible to facilitate concessions at the game. We would ask people who do not have a ticket for the match on Saturday not to turn up in Newbridge.
In acknowledging this resolution, we would like to thank the CCCC for their support. It is important now to allow the team management and the players to focus on preparations for the game and we look forward to Kildare lining out against Mayo at a vibrant St Conleth’s Park on Saturday evening.
Kildare GAA will be making no further comment on the matter.