Cork GAA fixtures moved away from Páirc Uí Chaoimh due to Ed Sheeran concerts

Hurling clash with Clare and football semi with Kerry in May switched to new venues

Cork GAA have confirmed fixtures will be moved away from Páirc Uí Chaoimh due to Ed Sheeran concerts. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork GAA have confirmed their Munster SFC game against Kerry, and their Munster SHC clash with Clare, have been moved away from Páirc Uí Chaoimh due to Ed Sheeran concerts taking place at the stadium.

The Rebels were due to meet Clare on May 1st, with the footballers’ clash with Kerry a week later on May 7th.

However Ed Sheeran is due to play at the Leeside venue on April 28th and April 29th.

As a result the hurling match has been moved to Semple Stadium, with the Munster football semi-final against the Kingdom now being played at Páirc Ui Rinn.


A Cork statement read: “The comprehensive fixture list for 2022 makes the best and most practical use available of facilities owned by Cork GAA during what will be an extremely busy period for Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

“After the Cork game against Limerick in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on April 17th, the stadium switches to concert mode to facilitate the series of concerts by Ed Sheeran.

“Following consultations with, and the agreement of, Munster Council, Tipperary County Board and Clare County board, the Hurling Championship clash against Clare will be held at FBD Semple Stadium on the weekend of April 30th/May 1st. The relevant capacity will allow us to meet the demand for tickets from all Cork supporters.

“The Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final between Cork and Kerry will take place at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday May 7th. The management of both the hurling and football teams have been consulted throughout the process of arranging the fixtures, and Cork GAA would like to thank them for their support.

“Páirc Uí Chaoimh has a number of games and events planned throughout this period, as normality returns post-COVID. Cork GAA will be liaising closely with residents and other partners in advance of other matches and concerts which are planned for the stadium.

“For the matches in Thurles and Páirc Uí Rinn outlined above, premium seat holders will be accommodated in both venues and we will have special plans in place for hospitality on both occasions.”

This follows Munster hurling fixtures being moved to ensure teams wouldn’t have to play on three-consecutive weekends.

Updated Munster Senior Hurling Championship fixtures:

Cork v Clare at FBD Semple Stadium - May 1st (was May 15th)

Limerick v Tipperary TUS Gaelic Grounds - May 8th (was May 15th)

Waterford v Cork at Walsh Park - May 15th (was May 8th)

Clare v Limerick at Cusack Park Ennis - May 15th (was May 8th)

Updated Munster Senior Football Championship fixtures:

Tipperary v Waterford at Fraher Field - April 30th (was May 1st)

Clare v Limerick at Cusack Park Ennis - April 30th (was May 1st)

Cork v Kerry at Páirc Ui Rinn - May 7th (venue confirmed - no date change)

Tipperary or Waterford v Clare or Limerick - May 14th (was May 15th)