Gardai warn cars illegally parked at Limerick and Cork clash will be ticketed

Donal O'Regan

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Gardai urge matchgoers to arrive early

TO MAXIMISE everyone’s enjoyment of the Limerick and Cork match this Sunday at 4pm in the LIT Gaelic Grounds, gardai advise patrons to arrive in plenty of time to park up cars legally.

Causing obstructions, parking on green areas or at locations where parking is not allowed is prohibited.

"Cars illegally parked will be ticketed and those causing obstruction are likely to be towed away by Gardai. Patrons are advised to strongly consider parking in the nearby city centre car parks and walk out to the stadium as this will save them considerable time in their journeys home after the game," said a garda spokesperson.

The following road closures and diversions will be in place from 10.30am on Sunday, May 19.

Ennis Road at its junction with Ivan’s Cross – traffic will be diverted to Northern Ring Road and towards Clonmacken.

Ennis Road at its junction with Sarsfield Bridge – traffic will be diverted at the Lower Henry Street / Sarsfield Street junction – traffic will not be permitted outbound over Sarsfield Bridge.

Roundabout at Salesian School, Fernbank (Off Condell Road) – traffic will not be permitted to turn right at this junction from the Shannon Bridge direction.

Shelbourne Road – no traffic permitted to travel up Shelbourne Road.

Hassett’s Cross – no traffic permitted to travel up Shelbourne Road.

Clancy Strand / Thomond Bridge at its junction with High Road – road closure.

Belfield Park at its junction with High Road – road closure.

Stenson Park / Sexton Street North junction – road closure.

Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Drive – road closure.

Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper – road closure.

Old Cratloe Road at its junction with Mayorstone Upper & LIT Roundabout (Merval Park) – road closure.

Traffic restrictions will also be in place in the Brookeville, Clonmacken and Ennis road areas.

Gardai are advising patrons travelling from Cork and the west Limerick direction to use the tunnel if they intend to drive but to expect delays in the Clonmacken & Condell Road areas prior to and following the game.

If you are driving to the match gardaí appeal to patrons to keep to the speed limits, never drink and drive, text and drive or phone and drive.

Parking

Match patrons are again advised to travel early for this fixture and park up legally, using city centre car-parks or on-street parking in Limerick city and walk out to the stadium.

The area around the LIT Gaelic Grounds will remain clear of vehicles to allow for patrons who are on foot approaching the stadium.

Patrons parking in the Clonmacken / Condell Road and Caherdavin areas are advised to do so legally and to expect delays in these areas and across Limerick city in general following the game.

Patrons crossing any of the city bridges to park their vehicles nearer the LIT Gaelic Grounds should expect traffic delays on their homeward journeys and are advised to park in the city and not cross any of the city bridges.

Crime Prevention Advice

An Garda Síochána would like all patrons travelling to the game on Sunday to have a safe trip so here are a few tips for those travelling to the match

Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicle and if you must, keep them out of view. This should be done before you get to your destination.

There are likely to be large crowds at the match so parents should exercise caution and be aware of their child’s whereabouts at all times.

Patrons are also reminded that parking of cars on any green areas in the city, particularly in the Clonmacken and Caherdavin areas is not permitted and there is signage in these areas. Offending drivers are liable to have their cars ticketed or towed.

Do not park illegally – your actions may have consequences for emergency vehicle access or cause damage to the local amenity.