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Leinster quarter-final double-header rescheduled due to Bruce Springsteen Croke Park concert

Updated: Thursday, 04 Feb 2016 17:47 | Comments

Bruce Springsteen will play Croke Park in May
Bruce Springsteen will play Croke Park in May

The Leinster SFC and SHC quarter-final double-header scheduled for 29 May has been brought forward to 21 May after it was confirmed that Bruce Springsteen will play at Croke Park on the originally scheduled weekend.

The GAA said that the counties involved - Dublin, Kildare and Wexford - were "happy to accommodate the switch to a new date".

‘The Boss’ and the E Street Band come to Dublin on Friday 27 May, with another date on the Sunday likely if the original concert sells out.

Wexford and Kildare's SFC quarter-final clash and Dublin’s SHC last-eight meeting with Wexford were pencilled in as a double-header on the Sunday but have now been rescheduled to the Saturday eight days previous.

The winners of the Dublin-Wexford hurling collision will have the dubious honour of a meeting with All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in the provincial semi-final on June 11.

The victors of Kildare's tie against Wexford will take on either Longford/Offaly/Westmeath in the football semi-final on June 26.

The GAA statement said: "The GAA can confirm that a decision has been taken to schedule a concert by Bruce Springsteen for Croke Park on 27 May of this year.

"Sunday 29 May was due to feature a Leinster senior championship double header between Wexford and Dublin in hurling and Wexford and Kildare in football.

"These games will now take place as a double header at Croke Park on Saturday, May 21.

"The Leinster Council and all three counties involved in the 29 May fixtures were aware in advance of the concert and are happy to accommodate the switch to a new date.

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