This is going to be an inconvenience to travelling fans wanting to bring various things like food and drink, rain-gear, cameras, clothing etc. It is a sign of the times I suppose though.
Travelling fans as opposed to the 'home' fans from Dublin?
Let's not go there. We all travel, including plenty of Dubs fans from far outside Dublin. Many of us bring bags, no matter where we are coming from. Let's keep the thread about the subject matter, and not twist it into yet another anti-Dublin thread. This ban will affect concert-goers and others too, not just GAA fans. It is also likely to be rolled out to other venues.
yeah, pain in the hole for anybody bringing kids too
Pity they can't have a secure locker area just outside, perhaps some mobile truck with lockers in it.
The problem is, you will want the items in your bag to bring to your seat, not leave them in some locker. You need the bag to do that. Will they now stop selling bags in county and club colours, or stop giving kids bags and the Cúl Camps? We all agree with security, but it can be very inconvenient. We don't want going to a match being like going to an airport.
It was put in place at Lansdowne Rd for the recent internationals and was being enforced. Likely to be extended to other large GAA venues and concerts.
Direct response to the Manchester suicide bombing.
Ate' the sandwiches out of the boot before heading in.
Tis more than the grub and drink that people want to bring in. There are all sorts of things that people want, and need. It is handier to have them in a back pack, than trying to carry them loosely. It will be a bit awkward for people without them. People will manage, but it is still going to be a nuisance. A lot of people are going to turn up knowing nothing about this next Sunday. That should be fun!!!
It was in place in the Aviva on Saturday, no fuss, people just didn't bring any.
What always bemused me was that pitch invasions where seen as a great thing at provincial grounds (like yesterday) but in croke park it was a serious issue.
I was trying to think what items apart from food and drink would need a bag but I couldn't come up with anything. What sorts of things have you in mind?
Am not a fan AT ALL of the big, glass bottle of Bulmers that people bring in in their back packs and bags. The glass winds up everywhere, when the bottles get discarded on the ground. Am all for that malarkey being eliminated, if nothing else.
I've a match bag.
Has a cap for the sun,
Leggings, wet gear
Scarf warm yoke they sell in O'Neill
I needed them all in CP this year when i was given sh1t season tickets