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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Croke Park

This week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Development
Permission given for Croke Park and Casement Park to be included in Euro 2028 bid
Casement Park has not been in use for a decade but it is hoped that the ground will be open again in 2025.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Boxing
'It takes the absolute piss' - Eddie Hearn on Croke Park costs for Taylor fight
The promoter defended Matchroom’s approach ahead of Taylor’s fight at the 3Arena on 20 May.
Last month
March 2023
# mindset
Farrell asks Ireland to invoke spirit of Croker as he says 'desperation is an illness'
The Ireland head coach wants his team to attack tomorrow’s game with clear heads.
This year
# wear and tear
GAA set to review Croke Park pitch usage for next winter
Playing surface has been criticised in recent weeks.
# No Go
Croke Park chief says no Taylor fight due to security costs
Stadium director Peter McKenna said Croke Park believe Taylor’s promoters Matchroom should carry security costs.
# response
'Croke Park looks tired but we now know what it can and can't take' - GAA reacts to criticism
It’s hoped that the condition of the surface will return to normal when the schedule of events eases and the weather improves.
# Accommodation
150 Ukrainian refugees to be housed in Croke Park until next week
The women and children will be sleeping on camp beds and in sleeping bags in the stadium’s corporate boxes.
Last year
# grounds for learning
Croke Park groundsman at Qatar World Cup on pitch fact-finding mission
The maintenance of surfaces at the World Cup has faced several unprecedented challenges.
# brazil votes
Brazilians queue at Croke Park to vote in Presidential run-off
In a previous round of voting, over 70% of votes from Brazilians in Ireland went to leftist candidate Lula
# Snags
Katie Taylor’s Croke Park homecoming complicated by lawsuits and backups
Promoter Eddie Hearn on the Amanda Serrano rematch, alternatives and Katie Taylor’s marketability.
# Historic
All-Ireland ladies club football finals to be played at Croke Park for the first time
This year’s fixture dates have been announced by the LGFA today.
# after the storm
'Croke Park was set aside to be a field hospital because nobody knew what was coming'
A new book about how the world of Gaelic Games battled through the Covid-19 pandemic has just been released.
# garth brooks
Heading to see Garth Brooks? Here's everything you need to know for his remaining shows
His penultimate show takes place this evening.
Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.
# Croke Park
Man appears in court accused of breaking Garda's nose during Garth Brooks concert
Gary Doyle was released on €1,000 bail pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# live from Dublin
Review: Tears from Garth Brooks as he takes to the stage for long-awaited Croke Park gig
How did the much-anticipated gig go? We were there – here’s our verdict.
# garth brooks
Does Garth Brooks really love us? An hour with the man shines a light on our mutual weirdness
Brooks is a consummate showman who has identified something that Ireland needs.
# friends in croke places
Heading to see Garth Brooks at Croke Park? Here's everything you need to know
It will be the first time Brooks has played in Ireland in 25 years.
# garth brooks
Dublin Airport 'bringing in friends from high places' as Garth Brooks arrives in Ireland
Dublin Airport is ready for ‘The Dance’.
# streaming giants
Garth Brooks: Why fans might find it hard to stream his music before Croke Park gigs
Brooks signed an exclusive contract with Amazon in 2016.
# return of the garth
'An extravaganza': Everything you need to know ahead of Garth Brooks' five nights in Croke Park
Organisers have said that the five concerts could be “the biggest cultural event in Ireland in the history of music”.
# no fences
Why does Ireland have such a connection with Garth Brooks?
Fans and a music expert have their say.
# unanswered prayers
Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs
Not going down ’til the Sun comes up might be the only affordable option when Garth comes to town.
# Crunch time
‘I asked them what group did you want to be in. Do you want to be in the people who were the one-hit wonders?'
Outgoing Meath coach Paul Garrigan on how they went about retaining their TG4 All-Ireland Senior title.
# Royal Canal
Dublin Council seek public opinion on naming 'Bloody Sunday Bridge' near Croke Park
The results of the consultation will inform the final decision on the naming of the bridge, which will be made by the full City Council.
# Top of the pile
Four-goal Cosgrove powers Antrim to All-Ireland Premier Junior crown
The Saffrons held off the challenge of Armagh at Croke Park.
# Camogie
From Ireland soccer alongside Katie McCabe to Galway's captain in Croke Park
Lisa Casserly leads Galway for Sunday’s intermediate final in Croke Park against Cork.
# Nailbiter
Last-gasp Prenter free earns Antrim All-Ireland junior final draw against Fermanagh
The two sides will have to meet again in a fortnight’s time.
Larry Donnelly: My first Galway GAA match changed my life - I'll be cheering them on tomorrow
Our columnist may be from Boston but he is a committed Galway fan – they take on Kerry in the All-Ireland final tomorrow.
# Video Games
GAA confirm no Hawkeye in use for Dublin-Kerry game tomorrow
There was controversy over the score detection technology in today’s semi-final.
# Nemo man
Cork's Lyons to referee All-Ireland final between Limerick and Kilkenny
The Nemo Rangers club man will take charge of his first senior final.
# statement
'The vilification of Tiernan on social media over the last few days has been both unjust and unfair'
Armagh club Clann Éireann have defended their player this evening.
# Last Four
Here are the fixture details for the All-Ireland senior football semi-finals
The games will take place on the weekend of 9-10 July.
# blockbusters
5 questions ahead of the exciting All-Ireland football qualifiers
How will Kildare respond and will Croke Park get a crowd?
# Plan Ahead
GAA confirm next weekend's senior fixtures with Croke Park to host two football qualifiers
Roscommon, Clare, Mayo and Kildare are heading to Croke Park on Saturday.
# Joe McDonagh Cup final
Antrim make eight changes, Kerry Airport to charter flight home for hurlers
The Joe McDonagh Cup final takes place on Saturday in Croke Park.
# success
Dublin secure 9th consecutive Leinster title with win over Meath
Hannah Tyrrell scored a second-half penalty at Croke Park against the reigning All-Ireland champions.
# final day
The Mayo and Tyrone stars toiling in the dark for their day in the sun
Tyrone’s Damian Casey and Mayo’s Shane Boland play in Croke Park today in the lower tier hurling finals.
# Final Four
Croke Park to host Leinster senior football semi-final double-header
The games take place on Sunday 15 May.
# Croker
Heading to see Ed Sheeran at Croke Park? Here's everything you need to know
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