Breaking: Bringing in smoke bombs and flares to Semple Stadium will result in arrest and ejection on Sunday.

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Anyone bringing a flare into Semple Stadium will be arrested and ejected, say Gardai.

Supporters have been warned ahead of the Munster Final in Thurles between Clare and Cork 

The Munster Council of the GAA and the Thurles Gardai are warning supporters attending Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Final in Thurles that those who bring flares, smoke bombs and any other pyrotechnic devices in to the ground will be ejected and may face arrest.

John Brennan, Munster GAA Operations Manager today said “these devices are extremely dangerous, particularly when used in a confined space, such as a terrace with thousands of fellow supporters present. Flares can burn at a very high temperature and present a serious safety risk to those holding them and to those in the general vicinity, especially young children. Smoke bombs also burn at high temperatures and can be dangerous for those with asthma or breathing difficulties. These items are not designed for use in confined spaces and it is against ground regulations to enter the stadium and set them off.”

He added “We want all supporters to enjoy the occasion in Thurles on Sunday and we ask the very small number of supporters who bring these items to games to refrain from doing so.”

Note – Killinan End Terrace Tickets for Sunday’s Munster Final remain on sale via tickets.ie / Centra / Supervalu outlets while stocks last.