Northern Ireland

Bus and rail services announced for GAA fans ahead of Derry, Down and Armagh final games at Croke Park

Special services will depart on Saturday and Sunday

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Special bus and rail services are being provided to take fans from the north to major GAA football clashes in Dublin’s Croke Park this weekend.

On Saturday, Down and Westmeath will meet in the Allianz Football League Division Three final at 7.15pm.

Translink have announced a return train service from Newry station on Saturday at 1.47pm, with the return train departing Dublin’s Connelly Station at 9.40pm.

Meanwhile on Sunday, Armagh and Donegal meet in the Division Two final at 1.45pm, before Derry face Dublin in the Division One final at 4pm.

A train will depart Portadown station on Sunday at 10.45am, and later departing Connolly Station at 8.10pm.

To accommodate Derry fans, a bus will depart Foyle Street Bus Centre on Sunday at 9.30pm, with a stop at Dungiven at 10pm.

Translink have said tickets for the special bus and rail services are only available by buying online, with customers to be emailed their tickets.