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Kerry fans hoping to be in Croke Park for the All-Ireland final clashes at senior and minor level, are already facing a scramble for flights, train tickets and accommodation.
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The 7am train on the Sunday morning  of the game is already booked out, as is the flight back to Kerry Airport from Dublin that night.

Accommodation in the capital is also at a premium.

Football fans hoping to travel to Dublin by train for the big match, will have to wait until next week to see what extra services will be made available.

A spokeswoman for Irish Rail, confirmed that the train departing Tralee at 7.10am on the morning of September 20 is already a sell-out, but it’s likely that more trains will be added on.

She advised anyone interested in travelling, to keep a close eye on the Irish Rail website.

The news was less positive, however, for those hoping to fly from Kerry to Dublin for the finals.

The 9am flight from Kerry that morning is almost full, while the return flight back to the kingdom that night is completely booked.

A spokesman for Kerry Airport says they’re currently trying to source an aircraft, with a view to laying on an extra flight.

But this may prove difficult, as Aer Lingus Regional has no spare aircraft, and UK aircraft are booked out for the Rugby World Cup.

Meanwhile on the accommodation front, the website booking.com had less than 30 properties offering rooms for a two night stay in the city centre, out of 280 properties in Dublin.

It’s also reported that  the average price for a two-night stay is 373 Euro.
Deirdre Walsh, Radio Kerry News