Wicklow native Alan Smullen has been working at The Croke Park Hotel since 2005 – and is now general manager. This weekend promises to be a busy one for Smullen and his team, as fans of Mayo, Dublin, Kerry, and Derry descend on Croke Park for the All-Ireland football finals. So what lies in store?
Stand and terrace ticket prices for the All-Ireland football quarter-finals as well as both football and hurling semi-finals have all increased by €5 — but the GAA have confirmed admission for the finals will remain frozen.
The Gaelic Players Association has revealed that its players will vote to reject Paraic Duffy’s ‘Super 8’ proposal at Congress, after a poll of members found 70% opposed the proposals, which would see the All-Ireland football quarter-finals replaced by a round robin format from next year.