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9 tips to help GAA fans get used to Friday night games

A whole new world starts for the GAA tonight.

TONIGHT IS A momentous one for the GAA.

For the first time ever, there will be a senior inter-county championship game played on a Friday night as Carlow face Laois.

Dr Cullen Park hosts the All-Ireland SFC Round 1 qualifier with throw-in at 7.45pm.

So is this the start of a new dawn in scheduling for GAA matches?

And how will fans cope with the move away from traditional weekend times?

Here’s 9 tips to sort you out for a Friday night.

1. Make sure to avoid the rush hour traffic

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2. Get the hang sandwiches ready on the Thursday night and remember to pack the flask for tay

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3. Remember that there’s no point in rushing home for The Sunday Game


4. But do record Graham Norton/The Late Late in case you don’t get home in time

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5. Make sure to wrap up, it’ll get awful cold as the night drags on

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6. Wear bright clothing if you’re walking or jogging home

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7. Or bring a torch with you

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8. Watch this as part of your pre-match ritual

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9. And finally you can stay out drinking (responsibly of course) all night. No Monday morning to dampen your celebration/commiserations

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