Kerry hurlers have to vacation up and down to Dublin on the working day they contest the Joe McDonagh Cup remaining due to the fact they simply cannot get accommodation any place shut to the town, it has emerged.
nd the county board ought to pre-spend around €13,000 for lodging on the weekend of the All-Eire soccer quarter-finals or possibility the same difficulty, even however they have not made it that considerably nevertheless.
The increasing lodging expenses and lack of rooms is hitting counties hard as the climax of the year, which necessitates extra journey, kicks in.
Kerry chairman Patrick O’Sullivan explained they could not get lodging for the hurlers from Adare to Dublin. The exact challenges are experiencing Kerry supporters, who may possibly also have to commit to similar-working day journeys as they are getting priced out of keeping in Dublin or the bordering parts.
O’Sullivan claimed Kerry have made use of a range of motels in the Dublin location above the decades but all are unavailable, forcing the hurlers to fly up on Saturday week, perform Antrim at 5pm and then take a bus again to Kerry that evening.
“From Adare to Dublin we could not come across anything offered for the social gathering needed to be jointly,” he reported.
The footballers engage in Limerick in tomorrow’s Munster final and if they win, the €13,000 they’ve dedicated to having to pay will not have been in vain as a quarter-last area will be secured.
“There is no warranty we will be concerned that weekend but if we are, it is the only way we can be confident of lodging for a social gathering of 45.
“It’s doing work out at 2 times the price tag we would be made use of to having to pay. If we really do not qualify, we get rid of that income. In some conditions we ended up becoming quoted three moments the normal rate.”
O’Sullivan stated he hoped Croke Park could deliver support for counties experiencing these lodging dilemmas.