The Government announced this lunchtime that all stadium capacity restrictions are to be lifted from Friday onwards, and Covid passes will not apply to open air events.
This will see the first time in over 18 months that stadiums will be at full capacity. Connacht and Ulster’s clash in the United Rugby Championship at the Aviva Stadium this weekend will be the first notable sporting event with no restrictions. In the coming months, Irish soccer fans will be able to see Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side in the flesh as they visit the Aviva, while the All Blacks are set to face Andy Farrell’s Irish rugby team at the same venue.
The Mayo Senior, Intermediate and Junior clubs championship quarter-finals are taking place this weekend, but Mayo GAA are waiting on confirmation from Croke Park about whether there will be full attendance allowed at the games.