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Wexford happy to make way for Bruce Springsteen

Updated: Thursday, 04 Feb 2016 18:13 | Comments

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

Wexford GAA chairman Diarmuid Devereux says the county are not upset at all by having to reschedule games due to the Bruce Springsteen concert at Croke Park in May.

Wexford's senior hurlers were set to face Dublin, and their footballers Kildare, in a Leinster championship quarter-final double-header at headquarters on Sunday 29 May, but that fixture has now been been brought forward by a week after 'The Boss' confirmed a gig for Friday 27 May, with a possible second show on the Sunday.

The county chairman told RTÉ Sport that because any money earned by the GAA from the concert or concerts would be put back into coaching for counties all over the country, they welcomed the news.

The GAA insisted that Dublin and Kildare also had no objections to the fixture change.

"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," a statement said.

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