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Six Nations: Croke Park venue guide

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by BBC Sport (U3702819) 21 December 2006
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Croke Park

Location: Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
Capacity: 82,300
Ireland v France, Sunday 11 February. Kick-off 1500 GMT
Ireland v England, Saturday 24 February. Kick-off 1730 GMT


With the Six Nations fast approaching, we are looking for your help in giving us a flavour of what makes watching sport at new Six Nations venue Croke Park so special.

Please help your fellow fans with your top tips for match day.

How do you get tickets? Where's the best place to sit? Have you got any favourite rituals? What are your best memories of Croke Park?

We're also looking for your lowdown on the best watering holes and restaurants, and we're after handy travel tips or any other cultural advice for a Six Nations weekend in Dublin.


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posted Feb 23, 2007

Very bright aren't you?

It must be horrible to have such a nasty bitterness inside you, about perceived injustices that happened in a different age...come to think of it i must post a message to Scandanavia regarding the actions of those damned vikings!

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posted Feb 23, 2007

as much as i think that john guy isnt the brightest spark in the plug to say that it was an age ago and compare it with the vikings is absurd.

My grandfather was at that match at CP.... on the otherhand I have not ever met any vikings.

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posted Feb 23, 2007

i don't know what celticjohn said as i guess his comments were taken of the site, but it's time for all to look to the future and enjoy the game for what it is. but Nardol -chappuchino: i agree it is important to treat recent history with the respect it deserves

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posted Feb 23, 2007

by the way for the traveling fans.. best pub in area is quinns

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posted Feb 23, 2007

is wilko really injured or is it just mind games? Andy Farrell worries me as an Irish fan.

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posted Feb 23, 2007

Should have mentioned in earlier posting - if you're after a decent pint of Guinness, the best pint in Dublin (and possibly anywhere) is O'Donoghues on Merrion Row, just off St Stephen's Green. It's a fair trek from Croke Park for a pint, personally I think it's worth it....winkeye

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posted Feb 23, 2007

Im just happy that it is rugby fans coming to Croker rather than the thugs England brought with them the last Soccer match that was played between the two sides in Dublin. Its great that the rival fans can get along just like fans from different counties in Ireland do when watching Gaelic games.

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posted Feb 23, 2007

Agreed ohdannybhoy! I used to work in a hotel in Dublin and we used to absolutely dread any soccer matches when England played in Landsdowne, while sometimes the Rugby supporters can cause hassle, the majority didn't. I don't wish to cause any offence here but I think the Irish would welcome the English supporters of any game a bit more if they behaved themselves and treated the place and locals with respect.

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posted Feb 26, 2007

Was lucky enough to have been in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Having been an numberous All Ireland football and Hurling finals i find it hard to recall an atmosphere that will ever surpass Saturdays. The English anthem was treated with the respect it deserved (as it always was going to be) and the Irish anthem was blasted out by all. A truely great game from an Irish point of view. The craic around the ground was brilliant. Full credit must go the GAA for leasing out their ground. Cant wait for the games next year!!!

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