There’s been good news for Irish soccer fans today as Aer Lingus has announced details of special one-off flights to both Cardiff and Copenhagen ahead of the Republic Ireland’s games in the Welsh capital in September and in Denmark’s Capital city in November.
Trips to the same two cities provided some of the high points of the last World Cup Qualifying campaign with James MacLean’s goal in Cardiff giving rise to a wild celebration and the draw in Copenhagen setting up a massive night at the Aviva, which sadly turned out as none of us wanted.
This time around they will form part of the inaugural European Nations League with places up for grabs in the Euro 2020 Championships to be part hosted in Dublin.
On September 6, Aer Lingus will operate a special flight to Cardiff making 174 seats available to fans. Departing Dublin at 2.30pm and touching down an hour later, supporters will have plenty of time to get to the Principality Stadium to enjoy the pre-match build up.
The return flight the following day departs at 4.00pm, meaning fans can enjoy their night, hopefully celebrating a win for Martin O’Neill’s side, without having to worry about getting up too early.
It’s a similar situation in November as the Boys in Green take on Denmark. A one-off flight will operate on the morning of the game, November 19, at 9.00am with 212 seats now on sale.
There’s a return flight the next day is at 12.30pm, again allowing fans to enjoy the post-game atmosphere without watching the clock.
Sport for Business and Ulster Bank will bring the ‘Help for What Matters’ Rugby Club Roadshow to Galway Corinthians on Thursday, April 19th; Young Munster in Limerick on Monday, April 23rd, Cork Con on April 24th and Lansdowne in Dublin on Thursday, April 26th. Admission is free for clubs but registration is required at www.helpforwhatmatters.com