Significant new traffic and parking arrangements will be in operation for Sunday’s National League double header at Pairc Ui Chaoimh when Cork hurlers play Galway and the county footballers meet Kerry.
The arrangements are part of a series of initiatives which are being put in place to mitigate the impacts of Pairc Ui Chaoimh events on local residents.
Gardai have informed Cork County Board that there will be increased enforcement of parking regulations in the environs of Pairc Ui Chaoimh and on approach roads to the venue.
Vehicular access to Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday will be through Centre Park Road and Monahan Road only. Free parking will be available to matchgoers at the former Ford site near the top of Centre Park Road/Monahan Road which is a few minutes walk from the stadium.
There will be increased use of barriers at residential areas on Sunday and a presence in these areas of Gardai and GAA stewards. Increased policing and tow away services will be in position.
Garda have requested motorists to observe parking regulations and if using on-street parking, to do so appropriately, in compliance with the law and with due concern for the needs of others.
Bob Ryan, chairman of Cork County Board, also appealed to match goers to comply with the new arrangements. “ We have been in discussion with local residents and are very conscious of the effects of indiscriminate parking by a minority of match goers. We also want to streamline transportation to and from the stadium.
“As part of our plans to re-develop Pairc Ui Chaoimh, we are working with the Gardai, Cork City Council, service providers and local residents to put in place new systems and facilities for events being held at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. These will provide options for matchgoers and will benefit everyone in due course,” he said