Spectators


When it comes to keeping everyone safe from Covid-19 on match days– we’re all on the same team. If you’re going to a GAA match this summer, we need you to also play your part, and follow the new supporter code of conduct at all times.

It’s great to have spectators back at games and here you’ll find the latest information you need to know before buying a ticket this season.

Essential Health & Wellbeing Checks

  • If you or anyone in your household or support bubble has any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been asked to self-isolate, please stay at home.
  • Please remember that you are responsible for your own health. GAA staff have worked very hard to make grounds as safe as possible and we are looking forward to welcoming supporters back through the turnstiles this summer, but there is still a risk so each spectator must make their own assessment as to whether they should go to the match.
  • Make sure make sure everyone in your match day team understands the new spectator code of conduct before arriving at the grounds.
  • Play your part and help keep everyone safe by downloading the HSE Covid tracker app

Match Day Ticketing Information

  • This summer, tickets are strictly non-transferable as this will impact on the contact tracing measures that may need to be carried out by public health authorities.
  • Tickets will be on sale via county boards and at gaa.ie/tickets. Please ensure to check and read all terms and conditions before you purchase your ticket.
  • It won’t be possible to buy tickets on the day at ticket vans or ticket offices.
  • If you are not well or have been asked to self-isolate, you can contact the GAA Ticket office to arrange a refund, email tickets@gaa.ie. Requests for refunds must be done in advance. Refunds will not be facilitated on the day or after the game.

Planning Your Journey

  • Plan your journey to and from the game well in advance.
  • There are a number of ways to get to and from the match including walking, cycling, by car or public transport.
  • Remember always follow the latest guidelines in relation to using public transport.
  • Follow any match day guidance that’s included on your match day ticket and allow good time for the new entry checks that are in operation
  • After the match, don’t let your guard drop. Make your way safely home and do not gather with other supporters where social distancing and hospitality guidelines are not being followed.

GAA Spectator Code of Conduct

To make sure everyone going to a game has a safe and enjoyable day – make sure everyone in your match day team understands the new spectator code of conduct before arriving at the grounds.

To help protect you and your fellow supporters, and to assist our staff and stewards, you are kindly requested to follow the guidelines below in relation to the management of Covid-19 at GAA grounds this season. This Spectator Code of Conduct is in addition to the existing Ground Regulations that are in place in any individual stadium or grounds you may be going to a match in. Where a person is in breach of any of these guidelines, such person may be refused entry to, or ejected from the ground.

If you are going to a match in Croke Park, view the stadium’s special supporter code of conduct here

Before Arriving to the Match

  • Do not attend the match if you or any member of your household or social bubble have, or develop any symptoms of Covid-19, or, if you are self-isolating.
  • You should self-assess your health based on your own age and susceptibility to infection and clinical vulnerability and those in your household or bubble. Please make yourself aware of the HSE guidelines.
  • Download and install the free Covid Tracker App on your phone, to assist in contract tracing.
  • Familiarise yourself with the new policies and procedures available on the GAA website http://www.gaa.ie/spectators. Share this information with people who are attending the match with you.
  • Tickets are not transferable. You must not pass on or sell tickets to any other individual or group.
  • Plan your journey to and from the match, for information on transport routes see transportforireland.ie
  • Allow adequate time for entry procedures
  • Please do not congregate with other friends or fellow supporters on your way to, or outside the grounds before or after the match. Always comply with the current Government Covid-19 health advice and measures.

At the Match

  • The use of face coverings is required for all spectators over the age of 13 (including those who have been vaccinated) and must be used in all areas of the ground.
  • Please observe social distancing and avoid close contact with others.
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser and practice good hand hygiene.
  • Please observe good respiratory etiquette; always cover your mouth / nose if needing to cough or sneeze.
  • Remain in your allocated seat and keep movements around the grounds to a minimum.
  • If you need to leave your seat, wait for a time when the aisle is clear and follow the signage and instructions of stewards.
  • When accessing the facilities, please ensure you comply with stadium signage and instructions of the stewards. Please be patient and maintain a distance of two metres while queuing.
  • Avoid hugs, handshakes and any close contact with those who are not in your social bubble.
  • Be mindful of others when cheering or celebrating.

After The Match

  • Please follow the instructions of stewards, and/or PA announcements.
  • Do not congregate with other friends or fellow supporters outside the stadium.