Flukey Registered User
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RTE News

Patrons will no longer be able to bring large bags and backpacks into Croke Park following a review of security arrangements at the stadium.
The new security measures will apply for all match days and concerts at GAA headquarters.
It will come in to effect from Sunday 25 June, when Dublin face Westmeath in the Leinster Football Championship semi-final.
A statement from the GAA said the decision was made following a review of safety procedures with the relevant authorities.
The statement adds that smaller bags will be permitted, but may be subject to searches.
According to the Croke Park website, 'smaller bags' are those no bigger than A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) size.
Plastic bags smaller than A4 size will also be allowed.
People are urged not to bring bags at all where possible in order to avoid delays.



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.

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KevIRL Registered User
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Flukey said:
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?

Flukey Registered User
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KevIRL said:
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.

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zetecescort Registered User
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yeah, pain in the hole for anybody bringing kids too

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Atlantic Dawn Registered User
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Pity they can't have a secure locker area just outside, perhaps some mobile truck with lockers in it.

Flukey Registered User
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Atlantic Dawn said:
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.

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xper Registered User
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Flukey said:
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.

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.

Rumpy Pumpy Registered User
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Ate' the sandwiches out of the boot before heading in.

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Flukey Registered User
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Rumpy Pumpy said:
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!!!

pilly Registered User
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It was in place in the Aviva on Saturday, no fuss, people just didn't bring any.

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C__MC Registered User
#11

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.

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dxhound2005 Registered User
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Flukey said:
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!!!


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?

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ProudDUB Registered User
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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.

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Stoner Moderator
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dxhound2005
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?


I've a match bag.
Has a cap for the sun,
Warm hat
Leggings, wet gear
Raincoat
Scarf warm yoke they sell in O'Neill

I needed them all in CP this year when i was given sh1t season tickets

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tayto lover Registered User
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In my backpack I usually have --
1. A few sandwiches especially if i'm there for a few games.
2. Drinks.
3. Raincoat and hat. Sometimes pull-ups if exposed to rain..
4. Suncream on a hot day.

Easy to carry and nothing left to chance.

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