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Connacht travel to Ravenhill on Saturday May 4th for the Pro 14 Quarter Final


Date and Venue

The match is on Saturday May 4th at 17:35 in Ravehhill, Belfast.

Getting thereTitanic Belfast

Connacht Rugby/Citylink Bus

Connnacht have teamed up with Citylink to offer return transport for only €15 for season ticket holders.

Bus leaves at 10:30 and returns at 20:30

https://www.citylink.ie/promotions/connacht-rugby-special

Scheduled Bus

By public transport the best way from Galway City is to take the 08.30 or 10.30 Eireagle and transfer either to the Aircoach or the Bus Eireann services to Belfast.

Returning on Sunday you could get the 11.45 BE service and connect with the 14.15 Eireagle.

Accommodation

There is no shortage of accommodation in Belfast but it is a busy weekend given the Bank Holiday.

Pubs and Meeting Points

There is nothing formal arranged but check the forum for updates. Lavery's was visited on a couple of previous occasions. 

The Errigle and Pavilion pubs near the stadium on Ormeau Road are also good pre-match spots. Ravenhill new stand

Tickets

Available from Ticketmaster. The Clan will be in the West Terrace.

More information

Keep checking here or follow the conversation on the Clan Forum.

 

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neill_m replied the topic: #66070 5 months 1 week ago

superconnacht7 wrote: Warning guys! According to the Ulster webpage the Munster v Treviso may only be played on the screens in the bars at Kingspan for just 15 minutes due to security reasons!!! This is the excerpt from the Ulster rugby page:

"The PRO14 quarter-final between Munster and Benetton will be shown in the stadium from when gates open at 3.00pm. Please note that due to security arrangements, the match will be shown on screens in the the Scrum and Lineout bars only until 3.15pm, after which the full stadium will be in operation."


Think that may be a typo, only after rather than only until.

Anyway those aren’t the bars you go to if on West Terrace. They are the ones in the Memorial Stand.
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superconnacht7 replied the topic: #66069 5 months 1 week ago
Warning guys! According to the Ulster webpage the Munster v Treviso may only be played on the screens in the bars at Kingspan for just 15 minutes due to security reasons!!! This is the excerpt from the Ulster rugby page:

"The PRO14 quarter-final between Munster and Benetton will be shown in the stadium from when gates open at 3.00pm. Please note that due to security arrangements, the match will be shown on screens in the the Scrum and Lineout bars only until 3.15pm, after which the full stadium will be in operation."
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pinky replied the topic: #66064 5 months 1 week ago
www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/match-day-gu...ulster-v-connacht-4/

Matchday info. Apparently it's opening at 3, so watching the Treviso game there is an option. So that maybe means the Citylink going straight there makes a bit more sense (I'm sceptical about the 2.30 arrival time anyway).
That's a long time to be in a stadium though.
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BeardySi replied the topic: #66063 5 months 1 week ago
Go n'eiridh an bóthar libh! See ye at Ravenspan!
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BeardySi replied the topic: #66061 5 months 1 week ago
It's all street parkung. Local roads around the ground are restricted to permitted residents only.

Personally I'd say go with the Montgomery Rd p&r for ease.
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lenny4545 replied the topic: #66060 5 months 1 week ago
Hey guys are many heading into the fan zone to watch the munster treviso game? Or is it mostly into the pubs close by?
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neill_m replied the topic: #66057 5 months 1 week ago
Hope all the info has been useful. Look forward to talking to many of you guys tomorrow. Galway Rover is meeting me in the pub for a match ticket and it so happens the Munster Treviso game is on.
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neill_m replied the topic: #66056 5 months 1 week ago

keithgordon wrote: Hi guys, quick question.. I’m driving up tomorrow.. have never been to Ravenhill, is there any parking nearby that ye know of? Not interested in park and ride btw. Thanks!


Ardenlee Avenue is a long street with lots of street parking. 10 mins walk to ground.
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keithgordon replied the topic: #66055 5 months 1 week ago
Hi guys, quick question.. I’m driving up tomorrow.. have never been to Ravenhill, is there any parking nearby that ye know of? Not interested in park and ride btw. Thanks!
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Wellmissus replied the topic: #66051 5 months 1 week ago
Anyone around Belfast for a beverage?

We're in
maps.app.goo.gl/QJgNs315SRpQFkKXA fountain street tavern!
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pinky replied the topic: #66042 5 months 1 week ago
That's a bit annoying, but I suppose it keeps it simple.

In that case I will probably go to Hatfield House across the river for my pre-match refreshments as it's only about 500m further away than the Paviliion, etc. and is close to where I'm staying. Dropped in there a couple of times on the way to games and was grand. They have food and a telly and might be less mental.
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ConnachtCows replied the topic: #66041 5 months 1 week ago
Got a reply off Citylink, saying that they are dropping and collecting from the Kingspan stadium. Looks like we'll need to go for a walk to find a pub
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ConnachtCows replied the topic: #66037 5 months 1 week ago
Lets see if I can get anything out of them on Twitter
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pinky replied the topic: #66035 5 months 1 week ago

ConnachtCows wrote: Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.


Yeah, I was wondering about the bus dropoff alright. Ticket says Kingspan Stadium but no real logic in going there three hours before KO when it won't be open. I would guess the Ormeau Road near the Pavilion, etc. but it's anyone's guess. Would be nice if there was a stop closer to town as I'm staying in Queen's Quarter.
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neill_m replied the topic: #66031 5 months 1 week ago

ConnachtCows wrote:

RonanL wrote:

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.


Do you have to pay extra for postal?

My cynic senses are tingling if so. Wish I wasnt so cynical.

Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.
Anyone know of a Weatherspoons?
The Pavilion Bar says that it shows sports, so could watch the Treviso game in there


Only Wetherspoons in Belfast in the City Centre and it's not great to be honest. If you want to watch the Munster game - Pavilion or Errigle your options on Ormeau Road if that is the drop off point for the bus.
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Diabhal replied the topic: #66030 5 months 1 week ago

GalwayGirl2 wrote: I opted for the pdf,I presume we can scan the barcode on pdf ticket going ..........
Or do we need to print them off ????

Says on the ticketmaster that the tickets have to be printed. Dunno if that's the case but printing mine just to be safe.
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pinky replied the topic: #66028 5 months 1 week ago
Nah postal is free, that's why I went for it. It's nice to have a real ticket for the more significant games, plus you don't have to remember to print it, unfortunately they do have to remember, which apparently they haven't.
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GalwayGirl2 replied the topic: #66027 5 months 1 week ago
I opted for the pdf,I presume we can scan the barcode on pdf ticket going ..........
Or do we need to print them off ????
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ConnachtCows replied the topic: #66026 5 months 1 week ago

RonanL wrote:

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.


Do you have to pay extra for postal?

My cynic senses are tingling if so. Wish I wasnt so cynical.

Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.
Anyone know of a Weatherspoons?
The Pavilion Bar says that it shows sports, so could watch the Treviso game in there
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RonanL replied the topic: #66025 5 months 1 week ago

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.
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pinky replied the topic: #66024 5 months 1 week ago
Right, not so bad so. I have high hopes for tomorrow. You wouldn't want to be going up early :-)
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hontherobe replied the topic: #66023 5 months 1 week ago
Mine came yesterday
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neill_m replied the topic: #66022 5 months 1 week ago

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Some Ulster fans who also went old skool are yet to get theirs.
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pinky replied the topic: #66021 5 months 1 week ago
Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(
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Carty in the USA replied the topic: #66020 5 months 1 week ago
Have a west terrace ticket for face value if anyone wants it! Pm
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