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GAA Confirm 2018 All-Ireland Final Will Be Moved To Accommodate The Pope

By James Fenton

October 12, 2017 at 11:37am


Gaelic football fans (let's be honest, mostly Dublin fans) will be interested to learn that next year's All-Ireland final won't take place on the third Sunday of September, as is the norm. 

In order to accommodate a visit to Ireland by everyone's favourite Holy One, Pope Francis himself, the GAA has decided to change the date Mayo's annual heartbreak (sorry, couldn't resist). 

Dublin will be hosting the six-day World Meeting Of Families, the conclusion of which is set to take place at Croke Park. It's not yet confirmed whether Francis will be hitting Coppers that night, as is tradition at that time of year. 

As a result of the event, the football final will now take place on Sunday September 2. 

What do you make of the move? Let us know in the comments. 

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