Munster fans in a race against time to make Champions Cup semi-final
Munster face Saracens at 3.15 in the Aviva Stadium14:08 Saturday 22 April 2017, 14:08 22 Apr 2017
Munster fans are in a race against time to make it to Dublin in time for their side's Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens due to traffic delays.
A number of accidents led to road closures on the M7, which is the route that many Munster fans travelling from the south would be using to get to the capital.
Updates on the AA Roadwatch Twitter page state that the collisions have since been cleared but that delays remain in place.
KILDARE: Collision cleared from hard shoulder of M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd northbound between J10 Naas South and J9 Naas North. Delays remain— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) April 22, 2017
M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd fully reopened northbound between J21 Borris In Ossory and J18 Portlaoise West. theAA.ie— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) April 22, 2017
TIPPERATY: M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd closed northbound between J24 Toomevara and J23 Moneygall. Diversion in place. theAA.ie— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) April 22, 2017
KILDARE: Collision in hard shoulder of M7 Limerick/Dublin Rd northbound between J10 Naas South and J9 Naas North.Heavy delays theAA.ie— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) April 22, 2017
As a result, Munster's travelling support from the rugby strongholds of Cork, Limerick and other parts of the southern province will struggle to get to the Aviva stadium on time for the 3.15 kick-off.
Many are pleading for the start of the game to be delayed as they try to crawl through the traffic.
On road to Ballybunion for @wimballybunion , serious traffic the other way, Munster flags everywhere. Come on the Reds!— Daragh Ó Conchúir (@RebelDevil71) April 22, 2017
Traffic situation on route to Dublin for the Munster fans sounds horrific— Marie Crowe (@mariecrowe) April 22, 2017
@ChampionsCup Any chance of Muster v Sarries delay kick off... traffic mad on the motorway from Munster.. PLEASE 👍👍👍— Willie (@chelseafan50) April 22, 2017
@aaroadwatch are the gardai doing anything to move this traffic...a lot of Munster fans going to miss the match if something isn't done— Diarmuid Higgins (@diarmuidhiggins) April 22, 2017
Passing all the traffic on the motorway, every car with some sort of Munster merchandise. The #redwave is marching towards the Aviva!🔴👊🏼— The Oval Office (@theovaloffice10) April 22, 2017
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