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Information for Connacht Semi Final Pearse Stadium

posted 12 Jun 2015, 06:42 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 12 Jun 2015, 06:42 ]
Mayo GAA have issued the following information for all supporters making the journey to Salthill on Sunday. Safe traveling to all those making the journey.

Information for Pearse Stadium
Galway GAA and the Pearse Stadium Committee welcome all Galway, Roscommon and Mayo Supporters and Patrons to Galway and Salthill on Sunday next, 14th June 2015 for the Connacht Senior Football Championship Semi-Final between Galway and Mayo and the Christy Ring Cup Promotion/Relegation Play-Off between Roscommon and Mayo

The two games on Sunday will result in increased traffic in the Galway, Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas and we urge all Supporters and Patrons to arrive early, in order to avoid traffic congestion and to enjoy the day.

An Garda Síochána will operate a Traffic Management Plan and on arrival in Galway all Supporters are encouraged to obey directions and signage and to park legally and responsibly.

In addition a very convenient and cost effective Park & Ride service will be available for supporters in order to minimise traffic. See below for more information on Park and Ride.

The weather forecast is very good and the business community in Salthill has organised a number of events in Salthill including live music and many of the Hotels and Restaurants in Salthill will be offering special value meals for patrons attending the games.

Finally, we request all Supporters attending the games in Pearse Stadium to be conscious, mindful and respectful to the needs of local residents. In this regard please distribute and communicate this notice to all Clubs, Members, Supporters and Local Media.

In Summary:
1.Please travel with care and arrive early!
2.Please use official Car Parks and park legally and responsibly.
3.Please be respectful and mindful of the needs of Local Residents
4.Enjoy the game and safe journey home.


Galway County G.A.A. have this week confirmed that they are once again, organising Park & Ride Services for G.A.A. Patrons attending next Sunday’s G.A.A. Double Header in Pearse Stadium.   The Connacht Hurling Final between Mayo and Roscommon commences at 1.45 p.m. and this will be followed by the Galway versus Mayo Senior Football game at 4 p.m..

The Park & Ride service to be operated by Buslink Ltd. will commence from Carnmore Airport Carpark at 12 noon and will run every half hour. 

The return costs are €4 per Adult and €3 per Child, with a Family Bus Ticket for 2 Parents and 2 Children (under 16) at €10.  Those buses will travel on the City Bus Lanes.

Patrons will be dropped off, at the Western Distributor Roundabout, within walking distance of Pearse Stadium and collected back at the Roundabout after the Football Game, from 5.30 p.m.

Static Car Parks will be available at Coláiste Éinde on Threadneedle Road, St. Mary’s College on St. Mary’s Road, the Galway Technical Institute on Fr. Griffin Road, which are all within walking distance of Pearse Stadium.  Various other public and private carparks are also available, throughout the City and are adjacent to the public Bus services to Salthill.

In addition to the Park & Ride service by Buslink, Bus Eireann are running their regular City Sunday service, from outside the A.I.B. Bank, Eyre Square, commencing at 10 a.m.

Passengers wishing to travel from the East side of the City, can use the Bus Eireann regular 409 Parkmore service, which operates every 30 minutes on Sundays, from Parkmore via Dublin Road, on the Bus Lane and can be boarded at all Bus stops, along the Dublin Road, from the Castlegar Community Centre into Eyre Square, for connection to the Salthill Buses.

Patrons are requested to co-operate with the Gardai, Bus Drivers and their Staff and all G.A.A. Stewards and Marshalls, at all times.

Galway County G.A.A. welcomes all Patrons and Visitors to Galway City in general and Pearse Stadium in particular.  We hope that you all enjoy this great sporting occasion