Nenagh Rail Community Partnership has organised for a special train to take Tipperary fans to the All-Ireland hurling final in Croke Park on Saturday, September 27.
“We had a lot of calls in the lead-up to the final itself, but it was not possible to organise a special train on the Ballybrophy line due to the short notice of the threatened industrial action ending. However, I spoke to Irish Rail officials and they promised that, should there be a replay, they would have a special train for that game,” said Virginia O’Dowd of Nenagh Community Rail Partnership.
“I can now confirm that having talked to Irish Rail’s regional manager Jim Gallivan, the company will cater for those fans wishing to travel by train on September 27,” she said.
The train will leave Birdhill at 11.50am and stop at Nenagh at 12.16pm and Roscrea at 13.00, before travelling to Heuston station arriving at 14.30. It will return from Heuston station at 20.40. The service will run direct and there will be no change at Ballybrophy. Fans will be able to buy their tickets online at www.irishrail.ie for E13.99 each way,
Ms O’Dowd said that the train will have a trolley car buffet service.
“I want to thank Irish Rail, and particularly Jim Gallivan and the staff at all the railway stations, for getting behind the service. This will be the second special match train along the Ballybrophy line for Tipperary matches. And, of course, we all look forward to Tipperary bringing the Liam McCarthy Cup back,” she said.