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6 years 8 months ago #25519

Hi everybody on here!!!!

Myself and the other half are planning on heading up for the Munster match in April
As i have never been at the sportsground before where do you recommend getting ticket for?
What stand or terrace is best for the atmosphere etc

Sorry might have posted this in the wrong section

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6 years 8 months ago #25521

You want either The Clan Stand or the Main Stand. Avoid behind the goal posts if at all possible.

The Clan Stand has the majority of Connacht season ticket holders, and I personally think the better atmosphere, but I know some fans who love the main stand, and wouldnt swap it.

The Clan Stand is fully covered, and quite shallow so when the fans get noisy, it can be very good. The Main Stand is covered, but open at the sides, with a very high roof, so you are more likely to get wet if it rains. The Clan Stand faces west, so if it's a sunny evening, a good pair of sunglasses can be very helpful.

Both should be the same price, but the Clan Stand tends to sell out first


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6 years 8 months ago #25523

Thanks for the advice will try and see what i can find :lol:

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6 years 8 months ago #25525

Pluss the clan has better bar and toilet facilities. Hope you enjoy your first trip up to the SG.


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6 years 8 months ago #25526

Will try and aim for a two tickets in the Clan Stand if i can keep herself happy!!!
Will be heading from Cork so i am out of my depth any parking nearby i see on the website there is no parking on site
Would i be best using ticket master or is there a ticket office set up for ye like us in musgrave?

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6 years 8 months ago #25527

With regards the match tickets, go here

connachtrugby.tickets.ie/Listing/EventIn...ground-19-April-2014

There is some parking close by. There is a car park about 3 or 4 minutes walk away, but it can fill up early. If you know Galway at all, then all you need to do is find parking around the city. The ground is a very short walk from Eyre Square.

If you're not familiar with the area, let us know, and we'll try to help some more


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6 years 8 months ago #25528

Thanks ConnachtCows for the help, on the link provided on the drop down should i chose the option of Enclosure
Seems to be bit vague description to be honest

Im total newbie to Galway im from north cork never ventured up west to a match :blush:
Be lucky if i dont get lost haha

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6 years 8 months ago #25529

No, I wouldnt recommend the Enclosure. If you select this ticket, you will miss out. The Enclosure is the section used for watching the dogs race. It's lacking an atmosphere in a big way. The Main Stand Terrace should do.

I'm just about to leave work, so I'll try to respond tomorrow, but if you're driving, we'll be able to help you with parking. If you plan to stay overnight in Galway, it will be even easier. Just know, that the ground is a very short walk from the city centre, and you should be able to get parking on the evening, that's not more than 15 minutes away, and most likely, a lot closer


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6 years 8 months ago #25531

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The Huntsman Inn, opposite the "G" hotel has free parking, accommodation and good food. Not the cheapest but good quality and only 3 mins from the ground.

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6 years 8 months ago #25544

Hi Dash
Dont know if you're red or GREEN. Long timer on the Main stand- said no to Clan Stand as I like where I am. Great atmosphere with gentle abuse of opposition!! (yeah right) Extra parking always at City Hall (Galway City Council offices) town side of Sportsground, or Moneenageisha Community College, just opposite Eye Cinema off Dublin Road. Both 4-5 euro parking for the match. Each less than 5 mins from grounds.


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6 years 8 months ago #25548

I will be wearing red on the night :evil:
Hopefully if i get two tickets would prefer in a stand but might have to settle for terrace


@mahick will google the places you mention find out where to head

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6 years 8 months ago #25549

Dash, there is no stand apart from the enclosed stand which is behind glass and tbh you would be as well off in your local as in there. Everywhere else is terrace. As the lads said its a matter of choice between the clan terrace and the main stand terrace( the name implies seating) . For me I prefer the clan terrace but its marginal tbh.

If you are commuting on the day then park either at G hotel underground carpark or community college across road. If staying over leave car at hotel, get bus/ taxi to town and walk out at leisure.

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6 years 8 months ago #25552

rossie wrote: If you are commuting on the day then park either at G hotel underground carpark or community college across road. If staying over leave car at hotel, get bus/ taxi to town and walk out at leisure.


Actually, they're clamping down (har har) on parking in the G, and the car park across the road closes 90 mins to an hour after final whistle. If you're gonna have a few and leave the car, the G is usually spot on tho.

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6 years 8 months ago #25555

Fourdogs wrote: Dash

The Huntsman Inn, opposite the "G" hotel has free parking, accommodation and good food. Not the cheapest but good quality and only 3 mins from the ground.


4D, I'm surprised you're letting them all get away with disparaging comments about the atmosphere in the enclosed stand ...


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6 years 8 months ago #25569

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Fourdogs wrote: Dash

The Huntsman Inn, opposite the "G" hotel has free parking, accommodation and good food. Not the cheapest but good quality and only 3 mins from the ground.


4D, I'm surprised you're letting them all get away with disparaging comments about the atmosphere in the enclosed stand ...


I am glad to see your recovery from an away trip is getting quicker and that you got back from Paris in one piece without the help of Mrs Fourdogs this time :whistle: :whistle:

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