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Michael Bublé Will Not Disrupt More Croke Park Games If President Has His Way

Michael Bublé Will Not Disrupt More Croke Park Games If President Has His Way
By PJ Browne Updated

GAA president John Horan wants to see changes made ensure occurrences such as this weekend's Leinster hurling final replay being played in Semple Stadium no longer happen.

Sunday's replayed between Galway and Kilkenny cannot take place in Croke Park as Michael Bublé is playing a concert there on Saturday night.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One's Morning Ireland, John Horan said that both Galway and Kilkenny camps are "quite happy" to play the game in Semple, adding that "Thurles is not an issue". Still, he said that it's an alteration he wishes to make.

Unfortunately plans are made way in advance in terms of signing contracts for concerts but it's certainly something that I want to change that the months of July and August will have no non-GAA hurling or football events taking place in Croke Park. Going forward, I'd like to see that change.

Four years ago, Kerry and Mayo's All-Ireland semi-final replay had to be played in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick due to an American Football game between Penn State and the University of Central Florida being played at Croke Park.

Horan also said that Newbridge will be an option as a home venue for Kildare in the Super 8. Should Kildare overcome Fermanagh this weekend, they will slot into a group with Kerry, Galway and Laois or Monaghan. Their home game would be against Galway on July 21/22.

"No matter who the opposition are, it is in rule that each team in the Super 8s will get a home game. That was agreed in Congress and we won't be turning our back on that," stated Horan.

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