Kerry hurlers have to journey up and down to Dublin on the day they contest the Joe McDonagh Cup closing due to the fact they simply cannot get accommodation anywhere near to the city, it has emerged.
nd the county board have to pre-fork out about €13,000 for accommodation on the weekend of the All-Ireland football quarter-finals or chance the identical dilemma, even although they have not designed it that much but.
The growing lodging expenses and scarcity of rooms is hitting counties really hard as the climax of the season, which demands much more journey, kicks in.
Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan stated they could not get accommodation for the hurlers from Adare to Dublin. The very same difficulties are facing Kerry supporters, who could also have to dedicate to similar-working day journeys as they are becoming priced out of staying in Dublin or the encompassing regions.
O’Sullivan said Kerry have utilised a number of lodges in the Dublin space more than the yrs but all are unavailable, forcing the hurlers to fly up on Saturday week, perform Antrim at 5pm and then get a bus back to Kerry that night.
“From Adare to Dublin we couldn’t discover anything at all accessible for the get together essential to be alongside one another,” he mentioned.
The footballers participate in Limerick in tomorrow’s Munster closing and if they gain, the €13,000 they’ve dedicated to spending won’t have been in vain as a quarter-last place will be secured.
“There is no assurance we will be associated that weekend but if we are, it is the only way we can be confident of lodging for a occasion of 45.
“It’s working out at 2 times the cost we would be used to having to pay. If we don’t qualify, we drop that income. In some cases we ended up being quoted a few situations the regular price.”
O’Sullivan claimed he hoped Croke Park could provide support for counties going through these kinds of accommodation dilemmas.