Rail ticket warning ahead of semi-final

LIMERICK’s march on Croker for the August 12 All Ireland senior hurling semi-final has already got under way.

And the game doesn’t take place until Sunday week.

A stampede to book train seats, yesterday forced Iarnród Eireann to issue a ticket warning.

Jim Gallivan, business development manager with Irish Rail said: “Already we have had heavy bookings by Limerick hurling supporters for scheduled trains to Dublin on Sunday August 12. The volume of bookings has meant that some trains are already completely sold out.”

Special train services from Limerick to Dublin for the All Ireland Hurling semi final will be available for online booking from Tuesday next on the Iarnród Eireann website www.irishrail.ie.

Mr Gallivan said: “We are advising supporters that they should book their train tickets online and not queue at Colbert Station for tickets. Train tickets are issued on a first come first served basis. As all reservations are made from the same database supporters will have a better chance of securing train tickets for the special trains by booking online and avoid unnecessary queuing at Colbert Station.”

Dept of Social and Family Affairs pass holders are advised that a limited number of control cards for travel to Dublin will be available on Tuesday morning.

Mr Gallivan said a strict no alcohol and glass bottle ban will be enforced by private security personnel who will patrol all trains.

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