Excitement builds as Ennis set to screen game outdoors

The buildup to Sunday’s All Ireland is reaching fever pitch in Clare with a fan invasion of Ennis town centre expected for the match.

Excitement builds as Ennis set to screen game outdoors

Thousands of saffron and blue fans are expected to converge on the Banner capital.

In response to the anticipated crowds, Ennis Town Council announced yesterday it will screen the big game live in the Abbey Street car-park in Ennis.

The move follows consultation with the local business community and town manager, Ger Dollard said: “It has been 11 years since Clare last contested an All Ireland Final and 16 years since the county last won the Liam McCarthy Cup.

“As a result there has been huge build-up of excitement in Clare in recent days and weeks and as a result, we are delighted to play our part in adding to what will be a wonderful occasion for Clare people next Sunday.”

Referring to the current frenzy over match tickets, Mr Dollard said: “The issue of accessibility to All-Ireland Final tickets has proven to be difficult for many thousands of Clare people.

“The entertainment that is being provided in Ennis this Sunday will enable people to celebrating All-Ireland Final day with fellow Clare supporters. Ennis Town Council is particularly grateful to the local business community whose support has made this event possible.”

A further allocation of tickets to Clare’s GAA clubs is expected this week to meet the demand.

Shops around Ennis were reporting waiting lists for Clare jerseys on new supplies due throughout the week, while the county’s song writers are to the fore with eight separate All Ireland tunes released.

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