Munster GAA has confirmed the venue for Saturday’s soccer semi-final between Cork and Kerry.
After a protracted episode in which Killarney’s game was set for the last four weeks, Munster agreed to return it to Páirc Uí Rinn after Kerry agreed to scrap the long-standing home-away rule separating senior league games alternate between them and Fitzgerald Only Stadium in Killarney and Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
The game was moved to Killarney in late March due to capacity issues, with Páirc Uí Rinn only able to seat around 11,000, subject to certain work being carried out, according to an independent safety inspectorate. When the original device was made, Páirc Uí Rinn was intended to hold around 15,000 people.
However, no capacity was mentioned in a statement from the Munster GAA tonight.
Instead, Munster cited Kerry’s decision last Friday to scrap the home-away rule venue.
“This decision follows the Kerry County Board’s approval of Cork’s request to sever their long-standing home-away agreement with venues Fitzgerald Stadium and Páirc Uí Chaoimh for 2022 and play that game at Páirc Uí Rinn,” the statement read.
“Home-away regulation will resume with the next game between the two districts at the Munster Football Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, alternating with Páirc Uí Chaoimh from then on.”
Páirc Uí Chaoimh is unavailable due to an Ed Sheeran concert there this coming weekend.
The match starts at 18:00 and precedes the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Championship clash between Kerry and Tipperary at 15:30.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/munster-gaa-confirm-pairc-ui-rinn-as-venue-for-cork-v-kerry-sfc-tie-41587028.html Munster GAA confirm Páirc Uí Rinn as the venue for Cork v Kerry SFC clash