Kildare v Mayo to go ahead in Newbridge this Saturday 2 years ago

Kildare v Mayo to go ahead in Newbridge this Saturday

Kildare stood their ground and it has paid off in a big way.

Kildare’s All-Ireland Round Three qualifier with Mayo will go ahead in Newbridge this Saturday.

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The Lilywhites refused to countenance the prospect of playing the game in Croke Park after the CCCC fixed the game for GAA HQ as a double header alongside the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone after the draw was made on Monday morning.

Having initially said that the game would not be moved from Croke Park in any circumstances, the GAA are now believed to have changed tack and the game will take place in St. Conleth’s Park in Newbridge at 7pm on Saturday after all.

The move follows a huge groundswell of public support for Kildare’s stance on the matter and a stand-off between Kildare and the GAA, who had insisted that the reason for the move to Croke Park was due to concerns over the small capacity of St. Conleth's Park and for health and safety reasons.