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Here we go! Connacht take on Ulster in Kingspan Stadium on Saturday 4th May, 535 KO.

 

Connacht Season ticket holders will have the chance to pick up priority tickets tomorrow (Friday) at 10am. Be sure to check your emails for the link to buy tickets from Connacht Rugby. Try and get tickets for West Terrace if you are happy to stand, or West Grandstand if you would prefer to sit! The Clan will need to clump together!!

Connacht Rugby, in association with their Official Coach Partner Citylink, are providing supporter buses to and from Belfast on the day on the game. These buses will run from the Galway Coach Station. The cost is to be subsidised by Connacht Rugby, and a return journey will set you back only 15.00!

Due to the phenomenal level of interest in this fixture, there may be demand for an extra bus route from Castlebar. Please follow the link in the email from Connacht Rugby to state your preference on alternate routes and we will work with Citylink to plan the appropriate trips. All tickets must be pre-booked.

Junior tickets are only available in the Memorial / Family Stand and the Memorial / Family Terrace. The Family Stand is a non-alcohol area.

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neill_m replied to the topic: #66070 2 weeks 1 day ago

superconnacht7 wrote: Warning guys! According to the Ulster webpage the Munster v Treviso may only be played on the screens in the bars at Kingspan for just 15 minutes due to security reasons!!! This is the excerpt from the Ulster rugby page:

"The PRO14 quarter-final between Munster and Benetton will be shown in the stadium from when gates open at 3.00pm. Please note that due to security arrangements, the match will be shown on screens in the the Scrum and Lineout bars only until 3.15pm, after which the full stadium will be in operation."


Think that may be a typo, only after rather than only until.

Anyway those aren’t the bars you go to if on West Terrace. They are the ones in the Memorial Stand.
superconnacht7 replied to the topic: #66069 2 weeks 1 day ago
Warning guys! According to the Ulster webpage the Munster v Treviso may only be played on the screens in the bars at Kingspan for just 15 minutes due to security reasons!!! This is the excerpt from the Ulster rugby page:

"The PRO14 quarter-final between Munster and Benetton will be shown in the stadium from when gates open at 3.00pm. Please note that due to security arrangements, the match will be shown on screens in the the Scrum and Lineout bars only until 3.15pm, after which the full stadium will be in operation."
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pinky replied to the topic: #66064 2 weeks 1 day ago
www.ulsterrugby.com/2019/05/match-day-gu...ulster-v-connacht-4/

Matchday info. Apparently it's opening at 3, so watching the Treviso game there is an option. So that maybe means the Citylink going straight there makes a bit more sense (I'm sceptical about the 2.30 arrival time anyway).
That's a long time to be in a stadium though.
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BeardySi replied to the topic: #66063 2 weeks 1 day ago
Go n'eiridh an bóthar libh! See ye at Ravenspan!
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BeardySi replied to the topic: #66061 2 weeks 1 day ago
It's all street parkung. Local roads around the ground are restricted to permitted residents only.

Personally I'd say go with the Montgomery Rd p&r for ease.
lenny4545 replied to the topic: #66060 2 weeks 1 day ago
Hey guys are many heading into the fan zone to watch the munster treviso game? Or is it mostly into the pubs close by?
neill_m replied to the topic: #66057 2 weeks 1 day ago
Hope all the info has been useful. Look forward to talking to many of you guys tomorrow. Galway Rover is meeting me in the pub for a match ticket and it so happens the Munster Treviso game is on.
neill_m replied to the topic: #66056 2 weeks 1 day ago

keithgordon wrote: Hi guys, quick question.. I’m driving up tomorrow.. have never been to Ravenhill, is there any parking nearby that ye know of? Not interested in park and ride btw. Thanks!


Ardenlee Avenue is a long street with lots of street parking. 10 mins walk to ground.
keithgordon replied to the topic: #66055 2 weeks 1 day ago
Hi guys, quick question.. I’m driving up tomorrow.. have never been to Ravenhill, is there any parking nearby that ye know of? Not interested in park and ride btw. Thanks!
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Wellmissus replied to the topic: #66051 2 weeks 2 days ago
Anyone around Belfast for a beverage?

We're in
maps.app.goo.gl/QJgNs315SRpQFkKXA fountain street tavern!
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pinky replied to the topic: #66042 2 weeks 2 days ago
That's a bit annoying, but I suppose it keeps it simple.

In that case I will probably go to Hatfield House across the river for my pre-match refreshments as it's only about 500m further away than the Paviliion, etc. and is close to where I'm staying. Dropped in there a couple of times on the way to games and was grand. They have food and a telly and might be less mental.
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #66041 2 weeks 2 days ago
Got a reply off Citylink, saying that they are dropping and collecting from the Kingspan stadium. Looks like we'll need to go for a walk to find a pub
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #66037 2 weeks 2 days ago
Lets see if I can get anything out of them on Twitter
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pinky replied to the topic: #66035 2 weeks 3 days ago

ConnachtCows wrote: Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.


Yeah, I was wondering about the bus dropoff alright. Ticket says Kingspan Stadium but no real logic in going there three hours before KO when it won't be open. I would guess the Ormeau Road near the Pavilion, etc. but it's anyone's guess. Would be nice if there was a stop closer to town as I'm staying in Queen's Quarter.
neill_m replied to the topic: #66031 2 weeks 3 days ago

ConnachtCows wrote:

RonanL wrote:

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.


Do you have to pay extra for postal?

My cynic senses are tingling if so. Wish I wasnt so cynical.

Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.
Anyone know of a Weatherspoons?
The Pavilion Bar says that it shows sports, so could watch the Treviso game in there


Only Wetherspoons in Belfast in the City Centre and it's not great to be honest. If you want to watch the Munster game - Pavilion or Errigle your options on Ormeau Road if that is the drop off point for the bus.
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Diabhal replied to the topic: #66030 2 weeks 3 days ago

GalwayGirl2 wrote: I opted for the pdf,I presume we can scan the barcode on pdf ticket going ..........
Or do we need to print them off ????

Says on the ticketmaster that the tickets have to be printed. Dunno if that's the case but printing mine just to be safe.
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pinky replied to the topic: #66028 2 weeks 3 days ago
Nah postal is free, that's why I went for it. It's nice to have a real ticket for the more significant games, plus you don't have to remember to print it, unfortunately they do have to remember, which apparently they haven't.
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GalwayGirl2 replied to the topic: #66027 2 weeks 3 days ago
I opted for the pdf,I presume we can scan the barcode on pdf ticket going ..........
Or do we need to print them off ????
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ConnachtCows replied to the topic: #66026 2 weeks 3 days ago

RonanL wrote:

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.


Do you have to pay extra for postal?

My cynic senses are tingling if so. Wish I wasnt so cynical.

Anyway, does anyone know when the buses are dropping us on Saturday?
I was planning to go to Northern Lights for pints prior to the game. Pints are expensive in there though.
Anyone know of a Weatherspoons?
The Pavilion Bar says that it shows sports, so could watch the Treviso game in there
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RonanL replied to the topic: #66025 2 weeks 3 days ago

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Not sure if I'm nostalgic, but I did opt for postal delivery and they hadn't arrived by this morning, so I emailed ticketmaster and they sent me on the pdf. I had also emailed Ulster rugby, and they said that if your ticket hasn't arrived by the time you leave for the game, you can get one printed by the ticketmaster rep at the ticket booth on Onslow Parade.
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pinky replied to the topic: #66024 2 weeks 3 days ago
Right, not so bad so. I have high hopes for tomorrow. You wouldn't want to be going up early :-)
hontherobe replied to the topic: #66023 2 weeks 3 days ago
Mine came yesterday
neill_m replied to the topic: #66022 2 weeks 3 days ago

pinky wrote: Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(


Some Ulster fans who also went old skool are yet to get theirs.
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pinky replied to the topic: #66021 2 weeks 3 days ago
Did any other lovers of nostalgia opt to get their tickets by post?
Mine didn't arrive yet :-(
Carty in the USA replied to the topic: #66020 2 weeks 3 days ago
Have a west terrace ticket for face value if anyone wants it! Pm