A Leinster Senior Hurling Double Header will be centre stage at GAA HQ this weekend as they open the turnstiles for an 8,000 capacity crowd

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Yesterday afternoon, Leinster GAA confirmed that Croke Park will be the venue this Saturday for a Leinster Senior Hurling Double Header. Dublin will square off against Galway in the first game at 2:00pm, with Kilkenny and Wexford going head to-head at 4:30pm. And the bonus is Croke Park will open the turnstiles and welcome a crowd of 8,000 people.

Leinster GAA made the announcement yesterday that the venue, which was originally O’Moore Park in Portlaoise, would now be Croke Park in a significant step forward in the return to fans at live sporting events here in Ireland.

The decision follows a successful series of pilot events which have played out in recent weeks with no issues. And this event is part of a series of games with fans attending over the weekend.

The Munster Hurling clash between Cork and Limerick in Thurles will have an attendance of 2,400 supporters. Meanwhile the Connacht Football Semi Final between Roscommon and Galway on Sunday will be witnessed by 1,049 supporters at Dr. Hyde Park.

Dublin to give their best in front of Croke Park Crowd

Dublin Boss Mattie Kenny is relishing the idea of playing in front of the large Croke Park crowd this weekend but knows the challenge his team face as they take on Galway.

“Ask any hurling person, and they’ll tell you that Galway and Limerick are the favourites for this year’s All-Ireland,” said Mattie.

“I have watched all of Galway’s games. They are in top, top form. The way they move the ball. Their range of scores. We know we face a massive challenge, but these are the teams we want to be playing. It will be a big, big test. We’ll give it our best.”