Road closures for Munster Hurling Final

TO ENSURE turnstiles don’t overheat, patrons of Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final between next-door neighbours Limerick and Clare are encouraged to arrive in plenty of time to the Gaelic Grounds.  

In a joint-statement, Limerick City and County Council, An Garda Síochána, and Limerick County GAA Board are advising the anticipated 44,000 supporters to be parked at least one hour before match start time.

Attendees are reminded too that there is free on-street parking in the city and to use official match day car parks and off-street car parks throughout the city.  

Road closures/diversions will be in place in the vicinity of the ground from 11.30am as follows: 

  • Ennis Road, at its junction with Ivan’s Cross: Traffic will be diverted to Northern Ring Road and towards Clonmacken and TUS, Northern. 
  • Henry Street (City Centre): No Left Turn over Sarsfield Bridge (diversion here for Thomond Bridge).
  • Condell Road/Shelbourne road: No Right Turn off Condell for Lower Shelbourne Road. 
  • Salesian’s School/North Circular Road junction: Road Closure. 
  • Shelbourne Road/North Circular Road at Clanmaurice Avenue: Road Closure. 
  • Union Cross: Closed to traffic outbound on Ennis Road. 
  • Shelbourne Park/Shelbourne Road: Road Closure. 
  • Shelbourne Road/Mayorstone Drive: Road Closure.
  • Hassetts Cross: Traffic Restrictions (Diversion for Cratloe Road and Sexton Street North). 
  • Sexton Street North: Traffic Restriction to residential areas at Stenson Park and Thomond Row towards Bellfield Crescent, Court, and Gardens. 
  • Clancy Strand/High Road: Road Closure. 
  • Cratloe Road, at its junction with Mayorstone Avenue: Road Closure. 
  • Cratloe Road, at its junction with Mayorstone Upper: Road Closure. 
  • Old Cratloe Road, at its junction with Mayorstone Upper and TUS roundabout (Merval Park): Road Closure. 
  • Ennis Road/Derravarragh Road: Local access only.

Emergency service vehicle access will be maintained at all times.  

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A local authority spokesperson stressed: “No parking on green areas will be tolerated. No blocking private property access/egress in residential areas will be allowed, and vehicle tow away will operate.”