Each year a series of championship games are played throughout Ireland during the summer and organised by the GAA since 1887.
In September each year the tournament reaches its final where the top two teams in both hurling and football compete for the title of All-Ireland Champions and take home the iconic Sam Maguire Cup in football and Liam McCarty Cup in hurling.
For the teams playing it brings nerves, determination and most of all anticipation. On the other hand for fans it brings an opportunity to cheer on and support your club and county team at the highest level in Croke Park stadium.
Croke Park is more than just a stadium, it’s the home of GAA and brings people from all over the county together with one common goal. It’s about culture, passion and teamwork on and off the pitch.
In 2016 the GAA All Ireland Football final will take place on the 18th of September, tickets for this final go on sale in August and are released to GAA clubs around the country so it is often difficult to get tickets for this match.
In 2016 the Hurling All Ireland Final will take place on the 4th of September and similar to the football finals the tickets go on sale in August and are released to local GAA clubs around Ireland.
Croke Park is just 2.5km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield, located on the north side of Dublin, the hotel is in a great position for those wishing to visit the home of GAA. You can walk to Croke Park in just over 25 minutes or arrive in just a few minutes by taxi so if you are attending the GAA finals in Croke Park and are looking for a hotel close by choose Maldron Hotel Smithfield and be close to the stadium.