All Ireland Final will NOT be shown on big screen at Smithfield

Jim Gavin watches his players celebrate with Sam Maguire after their victory over Kerry in the 2015 All Ireland final

Jim Gavin watches his players celebrate with Sam Maguire after their victory over Kerry in the 2015 All Ireland final

A big screen is set to be erected for the 2017 showdown between Dublin and Mayo after Dublin City Council initially felt that it would cost too much and not enough people attended a similar event past year.

A statement released by DCC, however, insists that this is not the case, and explained that finances were not the only deterrent in deciding not to stage such an event this time around.

This Sunday, Dublin senior footballers will take on Mayo in the GAA All Ireland Final, and it's safe to say people are rather excited about the epic clash.

"The factual situation is that it will not be shown".

"A misunderstanding occurred at Tuesday's Central Area Committee Meeting that the decision not to screen the match in Smithfield was based exclusively on cost".

The Council said the proposed screening cannot take place because a large event in Smithfield will precede the match on Saturday and a homecoming event could follow the match on Monday should Dublin be victorious.

"To organise three large events in a row, with separate build and take down requirements, is considered an unfair imposition on residents in the area", a statement read.

Dublin City Council said it wants to "apologise for any confusion that may have arisen and wish the Dubs all the best".

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