Bruce Springsteen gig to spark havoc on Dublin club scene

Bruce Springsteen isn’t going to be a popular man in Dublin club football circles this summer.

Bruce Springsteen gig to spark havoc on Dublin club scene

GAA chiefs in the county admitted their domestic calendar has been thrown into disarray by changes to the Leinster championship calendar to facilitate Springsteen and the E Street Band playing at Croke Park on May 27.

The Leinster SFC and SHC quarter-final double-header scheduled for May 29 has been brought forward by eight days with Dublin now scheduled to face Wexford in the hurling tie on May 21.

But this means that Dublin SFC and IFC games will have to be re-fixed due to the unavailability of members of the senior hurling squad who play football with their clubs.

“CCC Átha Cliath wishes to advise clubs of a change to the Dublin club fixture calendar as adopted by County Committee on 25 January last,” a statement on dublingaa.ie read.

“This change has been forced on the committee by the scheduling of a Bruce Springsteen concert for Croke Park on 27 May next.

“As a result of the concert CCC Comhairle Laighean has now brought forward the Leinster SHC fixture between Dublin and Wexford by eight days to Saturday 21 May.

“The knock-on effect of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship date change is that CCC Átha Cliath may not now be in a position to schedule Dublin senior or intermediate football championship fixtures as planned for the week ending 15 May.

“Due to the packed inter-county calendar CCC Átha Cliath regrets that it is not in a position at this time to reschedule the Dublin SFC/IFC games which were due to be played during week ending 15 May. Representations made on behalf of CCC Átha Cliath to CCC Comhairle Laighean about the unacceptable consequences of their fixture change and also providing proposed compromise dates to resolve the problem have proven to be unsuccessful.”

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