Huge demand for bus and train tickets from Limerick

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Limerick's Colbert Station: there is huge demand for transport to the match on Sunday
ALL roads lead to Croke Park this Sunday and transport providers across Limerick have more or less sold out all their seats for travel to the game.

ALL roads lead to Croke Park this Sunday and transport providers across Limerick have more or less sold out all their seats for travel to the game.

Bus Eireann has laid on three special services for travel to Dublin’s Connolly station on Sunday morning and just a handful of seats remained on the 9.30am departure from Colbert station.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Irish Rail said that the demand had been so great for rail services to Dublin, they have arranged for a departure from Ennis to travel through Limerick at 9.40am.

All seats on the remaining scheduled and special rail services have sold out, apart from one departure from Charleville at 8.45am, serving Limerick Junction.

The advice to fans is to book online at www.irishrail.ie, or visit a ticket office as soon as possible.

Among the private operators, JJ Kavanagh has promised extra capacity on its services from Arthur’s Quay and UL to Dublin.

A company spokesman said they had seen a “marked increase” in enquiries.

Dublin Coach has set up a special hotline to assist fans travelling to the game.

A spokesman for the firm - which runs services at 15 minutes to each hour from Arthur’s Quay - said: “To guarantee your seat, you should pre-book by calling a dedicated number, 087-3915111”.

Private hire coaches have also been busy: Cappamore man Mike Hynan will have all 15 coaches on the road this Sunday, while Tim Kelly, Kelly Travel, Pallasgreen has seen “massive demand”.