It’s the big one. Munster Final. Kerry Vs Cork. In the Park. Always a highlight of any Killarney summer, Kerry taking on Cork in Fitzgerald Stadium is visual feast to behold. This is a rivalry as old as the GAA and though the introduction of a back-door system in 2001 has made provincial championships almost obsolete, this intense rivalry has endured.
So far this summer, as like most summers, Kerry and Cork have both steamrolled their way through the Munster Championship. Cork demolished Limerick and Clare while Kerry eviscerated Tipperary and Waterford. One, if not both of them, will surely be in contention for Sam come the end of summer and a Munster Final is always a good barometer for how well a team is progressing.
The atmosphere will be electric inside and outside the stadium as Cork fans always travel well to Killarney and are a friendly ol’ bunch. The weather is usually good when Kerry and Cork clash so hopefully we’ll see some of that dry, summer weather that has been so annoyingly intermittent this year.
Tickets are €35 for the stand and €20 for terrace (Note – You sit in a stand and stand in a terrace for some odd reason). There’s a €10 discount for the stand and a €5 discount for the terrace if you’re a student or an OAP. You can buy tickets on Monday between 7pm-8.30pm in Fitzgerald Stadium or, failing that, you can probably buy them at the gate on Sunday. For any more information on tickets check out http://www.kerrygaa.ie/news.php?item=1184&full=y or http://munster.gaa.ie/2013/06/25/munster-senior-football-championship-final-4/. Oh, and the match throws in at 2pm. Up the Kingdom!