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Ed Sheeran at Pearse Stadium Galway in May 2018


Following his triumphant Glastonbury Festival headline performance, Ed Sheeran is delighted to announce his Nationwide 2018 Ireland stadium tour.
Kicking-off at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh on 4th & 5th May, Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast on the 9th May, Galway’s Pearse Stadium on the 12th & 13th May followed by Phoenix Park Dublin on the 16th & 18th May. 

General sale commences on Saturday 8th July at 9am at and all usual outlets Nationwide. 

NB - there are no presales for this tour. All tickets will only become available on Saturday 8th July at 9am 







Following a review of safety procedures with the relevant statutory authorities, Croke Park can confirm that as of Sunday, 25 June 2017, patrons will not be permitted to take large bags and backpacks into the stadium for all match day and concert events. Smaller bags will be permitted but may be subject to searches and patrons are urged not to bring bags at all where possible. We would like to thank our patrons in advance for their cooperation with this matter as we look forward to a fantastic season of concerts and matches in Croke Park over the coming months.
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Tickets CROKE PARK – 2nd July 2017 Wexford v Galway @ 4.00pm Electric Ireland Leinster MHC Final @ 2.00pm
Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €35
Cusack Stand - €35
Davin Stand - €35
Hogan/Cusack/Davin Stand - €40 on the day of the game
1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands
Adults - €35 Juveniles - €5
You are permitted to purchase 2 Juveniles ticket with every 1 Adult Ticket purchased
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):-
Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D prior to ENTERING THE STADIUM)
Wheelchair Tickets:-
The Wheelchair Ticket are free of charge and the Assistant's ticket is €35
Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €5 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets. See Application Form attached
Tickets on sale now from participating Centra and Supervalu GAA Ticket sales outlets


Joe Canning hit seven points and reigning league champions Galway saw off Offaly by 0-33 to 1-11 at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.

Galway were 0-16 to 1-06 ahead at half-time after they answered Oisin Kelly’s early strike with a brilliant half of free-flowing hurling.

Portumna ace Canning scored five points in the first-half and Conor Whelan did the rest of the damage in the second-half as he finished with seven points from play. 

Galway have only ever won one Leinster title, back in 2012, but they will face the might of Wexford in a novel provincial final pairing at Croke Park.

Micheal Donoghue’s side were huge favourites coming into this final four clash having breezed past Dublin in the quarter-final, following on from their massive league final success against All-Ireland holders Tipperary.

There was a slight breeze behind Galway in the first-half but they fell behind early when Kelly crashed home a goal in just the fourth minute. 

He showed great strength to hold off his marker John Hanbury and finish low into Colm Callanan’s goal but Galway retained their composure and hit their stride.

Points from Padraic Mannion, Cathal Mannion, Conor Whelan and then Conor Cooney saw them take the lead for the first time in the seventh minute.

Galway scored nine points from play by the 20th minute, and then Canning tapped over his first free three minutes later. Galway were still pilfering chances in front of goal and Niall Burke and Jason Flynn were among those guilty of missing opportunities.

Galway ended the first-half with seven wides and but crucially Canning was central to everything – he scored five points, with four coming courtesy of frees in the opening half.

Shane Dooley was keeping Offaly within range, he landed six points in the opening 35 minutes, but Galway were too good and the surging runs of half-backs Aidan Harte and Padraic Mannion were doing massive damage.

Galway were 0-16 to 1-06 ahead at the break and a couple of early Whelan points put Galway completely out in the clear.

Offaly still only had two scorers, with Dooley adding a point but their opponents sailed through the gears. James Dempsey pulled off a fantastic save to deny Shane Maloney in the 50th minute.

But Galway were utterly dominant and when Maloney scored his third point to give them a 0-24 to 1-07 lead in the 51st minute. 

Whelan and Niall Burke extended their lead further in the latter stages and Offaly had no answer as they finished with just four different scorers on the day – Galway had nine.

Galway: C Callanan; A Tuohy, Daithi Burke, J Hansbury; P Mannion (0-02), G McInerney, A Harte (0-03); J Coen (0-02), David Burke; J Flynn, J Canning (0-07, 0-06f), N Burke (0-05); C Whelan (0-07), C Mannion (0-02), C Cooney (0-01).

Subs: S Maloney (0-04) for C Mannion (24), M Donohue for P Mannion (55), S Loftus for Tuohy (58), E Burke for Canning (61), P Brehony for David Burke (62).

Offaly: J Dempsey; B Conneely, D Shortt, E Grogan; S Ryan, S Gardiner, D King; P Murphy, S Kinsella; P Guinan, J Bergin, E Nolan (0-01); S Cleary, S Dooley (0-09, 0-05f, 0-01 65), O Kelly (1-00).

Subs: L Langton (0-01) for Cleary (42), P Camon for Ryan (52), S Quirke for Guinan (54), D Doughan for Murphy (61), J Mulrooney for Kinsella (63).

Referee: Johnny Ryan (Tipperary).