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    Public Transport after games

    Does anyone else find this to be a ringing *******?Like I would go to more away games like kildare (it is beside a train station)but trains or buses are hard to find coming home.Do you think good transport would get people to games?
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    Short answer - no.

    Would we get 100 extra away fans per game if there was a train back to Dublin at 22:30 or 23H on Saturdays? I very much doubt it. I understand what you're saying as someone who generally doesn't drive but there has to be a general demand for these things, not just for a few football fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longfordjames View Post
    Does anyone else find this to be a ringing *******?Like I would go to more away games like kildare (it is beside a train station)but trains or buses are hard to find coming home.Do you think good transport would get people to games?
    Yes - good transport would get people to games. Just like having their own car or helicopter would get people to games.

    Whether they actually chose to avail of the opportunity offered by said transport is a different matter. I doubt it would make a noticeable difference.

    There's no excuse for anyone based in Dublin not making a game at the Brandywell, as there are return buses all night. Not that that's seen any change in away attandances.

    Public transport is poor in Ireland full-stop.

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    I'd be more concerned for the of Longford. With the ground being so far out if you don't drive you've to get a taxi from the town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasnevinRed View Post
    I'd be more concerned for the of Longford. With the ground being so far out if you don't drive you've to get a taxi from the town.
    That's a very good point, actually. This was going to be a problem with Drogheda's stadium if it got built. Grounds need to be in the town/city. Walkability (if that's even a word) is important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longfordjames View Post
    Does anyone else find this to be a ringing *******? Like I would go to more away games like kildare (it is beside a train station) but trains or buses are hard to find coming home.Do you think good transport would get people to games?
    I think you would definitely think it would help fans travelling. Its basic logic, if there aint transport back then you cant go back home, if there is ..... you can. Its actually that simple.

    Making it as easy as possible for fans to come and go is something City were looking at for a while recently, tying in with Bus Eireann etc. to improve the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianw82 View Post
    That's a very good point, actually. This was going to be a problem with Drogheda's stadium if it got built. Grounds need to be in the town/city. Walkability (if that's even a word) is important.
    No it wasnt tbh .The proposed staduim was an easy walk from the town .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndrog View Post
    No it wasnt tbh .The proposed staduim was an easy walk from the town .
    I stand corrected. I do seem to remember reading about shuttle buses, which made me think it must be beyond walking distance from the town centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasnevinRed View Post
    I'd be more concerned for the of Longford. With the ground being so far out if you don't drive you've to get a taxi from the town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasnevinRed View Post
    I'd be more concerned for the of Longford. With the ground being so far out if you don't drive you've to get a taxi from the town.
    some people walk it you know.. its not as far out as people think...
    its only two miles out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martinho II View Post
    some people walk it you know.. its not as far out as people think...
    its only two miles out...
    It's also a road with no pathways and limited lighting iirc.

    But if it was closer to town or even a shuttle bus out to it before and after matches the attendances might increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcfcsteve
    There's no excuse for anyone based in Dublin not making a game at the Brandywell, as there are return buses all night. Not that that's seen any change in away attandances.

    Public transport is poor in Ireland full-stop.


    You play on Friday night, that's enough excuse.

    There is one return bus from Derry to Dublin after a game, 3 hours after it. From Sligo, there is one 4 hours after it. What do you suggest for killing the time in between?

    Galway has 3 return buses to Athlone and Dublin after games, the earliest 2 hours after the game, and you have enough to keep you occupied in the meantime.

    Cork, Dundalk, and Waterford have nothing at all. There's a GAA-like mentality to public transport after events in this country. "Sure, tis 11-12-1 o'clock at night, what d'ye need a bus for?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasnevinRed View Post
    It's also a road with no pathways and limited lighting iirc.
    It is, yeah. I walked back into town from it once, absolutely pitch black. I think it's the only time I've been able to make out the milky way in the sky. There was a reasonable hard shoulder but I wouldn't recommend it as a regular way of getting back to town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mypost View Post

    There is one return bus from Derry to Dublin after a game, 3 hours after it. From Sligo, there is one 4 hours after it. What do you suggest for killing the time in between?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peadar1987 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Real Rover View Post
    Where would one go with a Celtic top then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlasnevinRed View Post
    It's also a road with no pathways and limited lighting iirc.

    But if it was closer to town or even a shuttle bus out to it before and after matches the attendances might increase.
    We did have shuttle buses going out when we got promoted but the club werent really making any money out of it at all so it stopped...
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