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From Sunday, you will only be allowed to carry 'smaller bags' into Croke Park

The GAA’s primary stadium has reviewed its safety procedures and will impose a ban on large bags and backpacks.

Dublin face Westmeath in Croke Park this Sunday.
Dublin face Westmeath in Croke Park this Sunday.
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THE GAA HAVE confirmed that this weekend will see them impose new rules around the size of bags people may carry with them to events in Croke Park.

The 82,300-capacity Dublin venue says that they have undertaken a review of their safety procedures with relevant authorities and have decided to ban ‘large bags’ and backpacks from being brought to the stadium from this Sunday (25 June).

“Patrons will not be permitted to take large bags and backpacks into the stadium for all match day and concert events,” says a statement from the GAA today.

“Smaller bags will be permitted but may be subject to searches and patrons are urged not to bring bags at all where possible.”

Croke Park will host the Leinster semi-final meeting of Dublin and Westmeath this Sunday, while both Coldplay and U2 will play at the venue next month.

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