These venues in Ireland will be showing the McGregor v Mayweather fight this weekend
Looking for somewhere to watch the big event in the early hours of Sunday morning?
Despite the flak it has taken in plenty of quarters, an awful lot of people will be tuning in to see what unfolds when Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather take to the ring in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Many punters will be genuine fans of The Notorious, hoping that he can inflict a first ever defeat on one of the best boxers of all time.
Others will be secretly and not so secretly wishing that the Dubliner is beaten so as to highlight just how ridiculous they believe the fight is in the first place.
A large percentage, meanwhile, will watch on out of sheer curiosity; after all the hype, can the two protagonists deliver an entertaining spectacle at the very least?
Because of the prohibitive timing over here (the main event starts at 4am, the fight itself isn’t expected to kick-off until after 5am), most punters will settle for watching it at home or at another house in the company of friends.
The fight costs $90 and upwards in the US (approximately €75+), but Sky Box Office have made it available for a pretty affordable €24.95 in Ireland, the equivalent of five mates chipping in a fiver each.
You can find out information on how to order it and everything else you need to know about the fight here.
If Sky Box Office isn’t an option, however, and you’re really desperate to catch a glimpse of events in Sin City, then there are some venues showing the fight to the public, although you’ll have to cough up a few quid and act quick to avail of the limited places still available at the time of writing (approximately 6pm on Wednesday, 23 August).
You'll notice below that the number of venues actually showing the fight is low, but other venues that had initially intended to screen the fight informed JOE that they had since decided not to do so, with the timing of the fight proving to be a source of particular concern.
Respect to all of the JOE readers who offered up their gaffs for screenings in exchange for bags of cans from members of the public by the way; your generosity did not go unnoticed.
Irish venues showing McGregor v Mayweather (Information regarding ticket availability is correct as of Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm)
Vue cinema, Liffey Valley shopping centre, Dublin
Cost: €20 per person. €17.50 for students, teenagers over the age of 18 and seniors (60+).
Screening: The fight will be shown on three separate screens on the night. Screens will be open to customers from 11.45pm, customers will not be admitted after 2am.
Availability: 490 tickets still available
Additional information: Alcohol will be served until approximately 12.30pm. Standard cinema refreshments will also be available.
Contact: Customers can book tickets on the Vue website, on 1890 800 705 (Republic of Ireland only) or at the venue directly.
Bluebell United FC, Naas Road, Dublin
Cost: €50 per ticket. Tickets will be sold directly at the club between 5.30 and 8pm on Thursday evening, August 24. They can also be purchased online (details below).
Screening: The fight will be shown in the clubhouse on a 222-inch projector.
Availability: The club says demand has been unbelievable so far this week, so best act fast to avoid disappointment.
Additional information: Ticket includes open bar from 11pm.
Sin Nightclub, Temple Bar, Dublin
Cost: €16.32 – €53.24 per ticket
Screening: Doors for this event will open at 10pm; fight to be screened live from 3am on 2 x 10ft screens.
Availability: A number of selected tickets are still available on Eventbrite.
Additional information: Sin Resident DJs Derek Healy & Bob Courtney will play sets until the screening begins at 3am.
Over 20's event, valid ID required. Right of admission reserved.