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This is the first year the new format, the Super 8 will come into place into the Football league, this will replace the current All-Ireland football quarter finals.

A new format will also come into play in the Hurling league with the Round Robin stage and Joe McDonagh Cup. This Round Robin style tournament will have each team play each other at least once before the provincial finals. The top two teams will face each other in the final. The third place team then goes onto the preliminary quarter final.

The new formats provide more games for each of the teams when compared to the old qualifiers. 

Every team will be looking to hit the ground running as a strong league campaign will show the other counties their intentions for the season ahead.

This year’s League will be more contested than ever as teams which peaked during last year's championship campaign will hope to maintain their momentum.

Galway and Dublin will have their work cut out for them as they try to retain their crowns as Allianz Hurling and Football League champions, whilst their challengers attempt to knock them off their perch.

Upcoming GAA Fixtures

Below is a list of fixtures from the Allianz League that are easily accessible by train.

Hurling League

Sunday 20th May

Leinster Championship
  • Wexford Vs. Dublin, Innovate Wexford Park. Throw-in 15:00hrs
  • Kilkenny Vs. Offaly, Nowlan Park. Throw-in 15:00hrs
Munster Championship
  • Limerick Vs. Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Throw-in 14:00hrs
  • Cork Vs. Clare, Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Throw-in 16:00hrs
Additional Services
Kilkenny V Waterford Hurling
  • 12:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will call additionally at Charleville
  • 19:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will call additionally at Charleville

Football League 

Saturday 19th May

Munster Championship Quarter Final
  • Limerick Vs. Clare, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Throw-in 19:00hrs
  • Tipperary Vs. Waterford, Semple Stadium, Thurles. Throw-in 19:00hrs

Sunday 27th May

Leinster Championship Quarter Final
  • Kildare Vs. Carlow, Bord Na Mona O Connor Park. Throw-in 14:00hrs
  • Dublin Vs. Wicklow, Portlaoise. Throw-in 16:00hrs

Additional Services

Web fares from €9.99* when booked in advance;

  • 12:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise
  • 18:30hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston
Dublin vs Mayo GAA

Web Fares

The train is the perfect way to travel with our fantastic Web Fares you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving.

From €19.99* each way to and from;

  • Cork

From €17.99* each way to and from;

  • Belfast

From €16.99* each way to and from:

  • Galway

From €12.99* each way to and from;

  • Ennis
  • Limerick

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Cork vs Mayo

Priority for customers who book online

Customers wishing to travel by rail need to book their tickets online as services will be extremely busy and priority will be given to customers who book their tickets online. There is limited availability on services so don't miss out and buy now.

Family Tickets

Take the family on a day out by train with our fantastic family tickets valid for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children. For more information on prices and a full list of destinations available please visit our Family Travel page. 

If you cannot find the information you require please see our Fares and Ticketing page or email info@irishrail.ie


Students can also avail of our discounted student fares when booking online. Our student return fare to Dublin Heuston from Limerick is €23 and from Cork is €32.50. This also includes free reserved seating where applicable.

*Subject to availability, quotas apply. Reserve Seat Only option is not available on additional services. Online Terms and Conditions apply.