Shane Walsh hits the net in Galway's Connacht SFC final win over Roscommon. Photo: Ray Ryan

Clonliffe College closed for Galway-Armagh quarter-final

By Billy Coss

THE GAA has confirmed that one of the most popular car parks in close proximity to Croke Park will not be available to supporters attending this weekend's All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-finals.

Clonliffe College is currently closed to all supporters attending matches at GAA headquarters, including Sunday's double-header between Galway-Armagh and Mayo-Kerry.

Demand for tickets has been strong since the fixtures were made and a crowd in excess of 70,000 is expected at Croke Park on Sunday.

"The GAA previously had an agreement to avail of the space in Clonliffe College on big match days," a spokesman for the GAA told The Tuam Herald.

"However, the lands in Clonliffe College have been sold for development and it is a matter for the new owners. We acknowledge the impact this can have on supporters who have traditionally been used to using Clonliffe.

"There are alternative city centre car parks and park and ride facilities at train and Luas stations, as well as public transport options."