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Topic-icon Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals. Bilbao. May 11-12th 2018

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2 years 8 months ago #59645

Still plenty of rugby to be played but even if we don't make it ourselves, some of our neighbours may be involved in the main event and Bilbao should make for a great weekend whoever is in it, so may as well get a dedicated thread going for the potential trip.

Flights are silly prices if you want to go direct with Aer Lingus (even the previous Tuesday).
Other options are Ryanair to Biarritz or Santander, take a train from Madrid, Barcelona, etc., or go via an indirect route.

Accommodation is hard to find in Bilbao at the minute (good availability Thursday night but nothing over the weekend). Some might free up once teams get knocked out and people start to cancel, but no doubt they'll get snapped up again. Good availability in surrounding areas but logistics could be a problem there.


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2 years 8 months ago #59646

Can't believe you haven't covered the ferry option..Cork to Santander 26 hour booze cruise:woohoo: :woohoo: :sick:

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2 years 8 months ago #59655

essielo wrote: Can't believe you haven't covered the ferry option..Cork to Santander 26 hour booze cruise:woohoo: :woohoo: :sick:


Jaysus. Starting late April allegedly. They'll make their money back in the first fortnight. And the ship is called the Connemara. Sign me up. I know a song we can sing.


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2 years 7 months ago #59999

For anyone interested...tickets for the Champions Cup final are back on sale on the official site. Looks like there are a few hundred left after they were listed as sold out for the past month or so.

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2 years 5 months ago #60990

Not sure where to locate this message, but here seems the most appropriate. Is there any other Connacht Rugby fans/Rugby fans going to Bilbao for the Finals on 11th & 12th May? I was very optimistic and booked acccommodation about 3 months ago on the chance that we might make the final. So if anyone is going then give me a holler so that we can arrange meeting up. Don't want to be the only Connacht Rugby fan over there!!

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2 years 5 months ago #60991

Dont worry you wont be, Ill be there with another 3 in tow arriving on thursday 10th around 13:30 or so. Culkeen and ShaneM are also heading and I think they are in thursday as well from around 16:00 and 18:00. Will definitely be on for a meet up and a few beverages!

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2 years 5 months ago #60992

Mightyt stuff Misfit! We will arrange a plan of attack...

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2 years 5 months ago #61001

I'll be over there from the States on my honeymoon (my future wife is very kind to let our first few days of marriage center around beers and rugby). We get in Wednesday and are doing San Sebastian all day Thursday. If anyone is meeting up pregame Friday/Sat let me know.

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2 years 5 months ago #61002

Like Supperconnacht7 we had a momentary lapse of reason and booked for Bilbao. Eight of us flying into Madrid on a crap early flight on the Fri morning and have the joy of a 4 hr drive when we get there Accommodation prices brutal. Rip off Ireland has nothing on this lot. Tickets for both finals. Would love to meet up with like minded pilgrims..Any suggestions welcome . .....Ps Moy, your future wife sounds savage ....does she have any sisters......?

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2 years 5 months ago #61003

That is great guys! Does anyone know where one might get a ticket for the Champions Cup match!? I know that it's a long shot but if you could keep your eyes peeled I would very much appreciate it.

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2 years 5 months ago #61004

you could try ticketmaster spain I know one or two lads got their tickets through there but there is no print at home option so you have to pay extra for postage

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2 years 5 months ago #61005

If Leinster and/or Munster go out this weekend you shouldn't have too many problems picking one up

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2 years 5 months ago #61167

Tickets for Champions Cup final available at: www.kspaintravelandleisure.com
They have also accommodation.

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2 years 4 months ago #61286

Thanks Pinky, just seen your message now! Hoiping that I can get a ticket!! Does anyone need accommodation? If there is a solo traveller coming from Connacht (or other province) then I have a spare bed in my rented apartment in Bilbao for 4 nights. Let me know if you're interested? It is very central in the city and close to San Memes stadium.

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2 years 4 months ago #61287

Correction! Thanks OPE!

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2 years 4 months ago #61441

Lads, I will arrive (solo traveller) on Thursday night late at approx 10:30pm into Bilbao. Would anyone be available to meet for a pint or two that night?

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