The Australian Cricket team will make history on their forthcoming trip to Ireland as they are set to take to the hallowed turf at Croke Park.
Permission has been granted for the Australia squad to train at GAA Headquarters, three days before the Aussies take on Ireland in a One Day International at Clontarf.
The training session was approved as a part of the GAA’s Croke Park marketing strategy to showcase the stadium.
Speaking in Thursday’s Irish Independent, Croke Park stadium director, Peter McKenna said: The Australian cricketers were aware of Croke Park from watching their international rules and rugby teams playing there and were keen to have a run-out on the pitch.
‘Central Council agreed to permit it as a special event. Anything that gets the Croke Park brand out there in the marketplace is important. We're in a very competitive space right now.’
The Ireland and Australia ODI fixture takes place on 17 June at the Clontarf Cricket Club.