Matchday Bag Policy

In advance of visiting Croke Park, please note that large bags are not allowed and searches will take place. Please be aware of our safety procedures and plan accordingly. Read our full FAQ below...

Backpacks and large bags are not allowed into Croke Park for matches, only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted into the stadium. 
Bags may be searched on entry to the match and to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag.
Please allow plenty of time to get into the stadium, and for match entry procedures, ticket checks and searches, we would advise arriving at the stadium at least 1 hour before throw-in.
Plastic bags are allowed into Croke Park for matches, but must measure no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) in size and may be searched on entry to the match. To avoid lengthy queues, we strongly advise you do not bring a bag.
There are no bag storage facilities near the stadium and only small bags measuring no bigger than A4 (8.27in/21cm × 11.7/ 29.7cm) will be permitted into the stadium. Bags may be searched on entry to the match and to avoid lengthy queues we strongly advise that you do not bring a bag.
You may also be searched at the entrance to Croke Park which may include a full body pat down and/or use of hand held metal detectors. Any item(s), which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon, or which may cause danger or disruption to any other persons at the event, will be confiscated. 
Please note that confiscated items cannot be returned once the patron has entered the ground. 
Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the stadium or other parts of the site may be searched.
If a person does not wish to give consent for a search to take place, Croke Park have a right to refuse admission. This stadium policy is endorsed and supported by An Garda Síochána who will always be in the vicinity of the stadium’s designated search areas. Any complaint or issue should be notified to the Gardaí on the day. 
Signage is clearly displayed where searches are located and the policy and exact procedure are explained clearly by trained search teams, who are in place on the day before any search commences.

We would not recommend bringing a baby buggy to Croke Park. Baby buggies may be permitted entry but must be left at the back of the stands and are left there entirely at the owner’s risk.

Please notify security at the gates in advance of being searched that you are carrying such items as bags may be searched on entry to the match. Further assistance from one of our team of special needs stewards may also be requested if needed. Please allow plenty of time to get into the stadium, and for match entry procedures, ticket checks and searches, we would advise arriving at the stadium at least 1 hour before throw-in.

Please email Croke Park directly at [email protected] or contact Croke Park through Facebook or Twitter and a stadium representative will be happy to assist you with your query.

Health & Safety Information

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