Another full capacity crowd is expected at Croke Park for the All Ireland Football Final replay.

Another full capacity crowd is expected at Croke Park for the All Ireland Football Final replay.

Jones Road Crowd Management and Dispersal Plan


All patrons are asked by An Garda Síochána to actively participate in this crowd movement plan by complying with Gardaí and stewards directions as they depart the stadium.

This will result in a safer entry and exit from the stadium for all patrons and children and make the stadium environs a safer place for all people.

Jones Road has become a meeting point / access to other areas for patrons attending Croke Park.  The result of this is to seriously increase / interfere with the crowd flows resulting in pedestrian congestion in that area.

In the interest of safety, the following measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on Jones Road outside the Croke Park Hotel. Jones Road must be kept exclusively to facilitate exit from the Hogan / Nally / Premium Stands for a period of approx 30 minutes after the event ends.

Patrons should arrange meeting points at a distance away from Jones Road or take alternative routes to their intended destination around the stadium away from Jones Road.

Pre Game Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

1. Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan / Nally / Premium Stand ticket.

2. Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area.

3. Use coloured routes outlined on Croke Park websites to access the stadium.

4. Patrons are requested to arrange meeting places away from Jones Road.

Post Game Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows:

*1. *Patrons exiting the Hogan / Nally/ Premium Stands will be directed to exit by a planned route as they leave these stands onto Jones Road.

*2. *Patrons are requested not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area.

*3. *Patrons exiting via Clonliffe Road are asked by Gardaí not enter onto Jones Road and not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel.  

4. Patrons exiting via North Circular Road are asked by Gardaí not to enter onto Russell Street / Jones Road and not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park hotel.

*5. *Patrons are requested to arrange meeting places away from Jones Road.

Frequently Asked Questions

**Patron familiarisation and participation in the following initiatives will greatly assist in promoting a safer day out in Croke Park stadium.

Q.  I wish to meet people at Croke Park Hotel BEFORE the game, is this possible?

A. Unless you have a Hogan / Nally / Premium Stand ticket for the game you will not be allowed access to Jones Road. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road.  

Q.  I want to meet my friend AFTER the game on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel. Can I go and wait for them there?

A. No. Where this area is being used as a meeting point, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan / Nally / Premium Stands. For safety reasons Jones Road must be kept exclusively for Hogan / Nally / Premium Stand exits. You should arrange to meet your friend at a location away from Jones Road.

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by Clonliffe Road. Can I go to the city centre direction by Jones Road?

*A. * No. You will be directed to go to your destination by Lower Drumcondra Road to avoid crowd congestion on Jones Road.  

Q.  I will be leaving the stadium by North Circular Road. I want to go to my car in Clonliffe College car park.  Can I go to the car park by Jones Road?

A. No. You will be directed to go to the car park by Lower Drumcondra Road to avoid crowd congestion on Jones Road.

Q. Why can I not go by Jones Road?

A. In large attendance or full stadium games, Jones Road is required to facilitate crowds leaving the Hogan / Nally / Premium Stands.  For safety reasons it must be kept exclusively for this reason. When other patrons enter this area it results in crowd congestion and affects pedestrian safety.  

Patrons leaving from all other areas of the stadium are asked not to enter Jones Road after the game.

*Q.  How long will the Jones Road closure last. *

A.  The restriction will remain for approx 30 minutes after the game ends.  Where you have a definite need to access Jones Road then our advice is to remain in the stadium for a period after the game and allow this time to lapse before approaching Jones Road.  

Q.  My seat is in the Hogan Stand. After the game I will be leaving by Nally Square. Can I turn left and go past the Croke Park Hotel?

A. No. Patrons leaving by Nally Square will be directed to turn right and leave by way of Clonliffe Road. This is for safety reasons to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  My seat is in the Hogan Stand. After the game I will be leaving the Hogan Stand by Russell Street Bridge. Can I turn right and go past the Croke Park Hotel?

A. No. Patrons leaving the Hogan Stand at Russell Street Bridge will be directed to turn left and leave by way of Gills Corner. This is for safety reasons, to prevent too many patrons gathering on the street near the Croke Park Hotel.

Q.  My seat is in the Davin Stand. After the game can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?

A. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.  

Q.  My seat is in the Cusack Stand. After the game can I walk around the stadium inside and exit onto Jones Road?

A. No. Where patrons from stands other than the Hogan Stand want to exit by Jones Road, it causes unnecessary crowd congestion and affects pedestrian exits from the Hogan Stand. For safety reasons, you should leave the stadium by the closest exit to where you are seated.