GAA postpone All Ireland Final over clash with Pope Mass
senior hurling finals. There is a possibility the Leinster and Munster football finals could be staged on the same day or over the same weekend.
The All-ireland football final, traditionally held on the third Sunday in September, is expected to revert to a new slot in August 2019. Pope Francis chose Dublin to host the next World Meeting of Families in the week of August 21 to 26.
It is almost certain Croke Park will hold one of the many events on the final day. It also emerged that thousands of volunteers are needed for the visit but they will be Gardavetted amid security concerns.
The Catholic Church has launched a recruitment drive for 3,000 helpers.
BOOKING Pope chose Dublin for his families event