Ireland,Dublin: Love Football, Hate Apartheid: Protest at Shamrock Rovers v Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv 15.7.10

The IPSC, Eirigi, PRI &  IAWM will protest at the Shamrock Rovers vs Bnei-Yehuda Tel-Aviv game in Tallaght Stadium (beside The Square) on Thursday July 15th, protest starts at 7pm, kick off at 8pm.  

Just sending round travel details as we don’t have much time to organise.   It's not too often an Israeli team comes here so we have to get people out on the streets for this!

The main protest will take place outside the grounds. 

 We will have a stall and plan to distribute Palestinian flags and flags on cards to encourage support among the Shamrock Rovers supporters. 
Reports from Rovers’ supporters indicate a high level of empathy with the Palestinian situation.  

 3 banners have been made focusing on the protest theme, ‘Love Football, Hate Apartheid’, ‘Boycott Israeli Apartheid’ and ‘Unity against Occupation.’  We will have the usual banner and flags also.

Some members will buy tickets and go into the stands to hold Palestinian flags and anti-Apartheid banners.  If you want to buy a ticket, it would be advisable to do so online and collect them at the ground as interested among Rovers fans is high.

We will need people to man the stall, hold banners, distribute flags, collect signatures for the Dunnes Boycott position etc.  It is important to talk to fans about the sporting boycott calls from the BDS movement within Palestine as the sports boycott has had much less coverage that other forms of boycott. The link between the boycott of South African teams and success of the boycott in ending the Apartheid regime should be made
If you are interested and/or have ideas, there is a brief meeting organised in the Central Hotel at 7pm on Wednesday 14th July to discuss options and roles.

Please spread the word, we need people! Thanks.  Can you please let me know if you are coming so we can gauge numbers? 

Please contact Ronan on 086 4082535 if you are planning to attend and want to help out.

Adults: €15 /  Students €10 
Senior €10 / Under 14 €7

You can buy tickets online at email address below.

Adult Ticket V Bnei Yehuda

Also available at stadium shop 01 4605948.  Rita in the office said that they are selling well.   If you want to be sure of getting into the match, you need to buy a ticket in advance. They are not on the ticketmaster website.

How to get there. 
The stadium opened in March 2009, with capacity for over 3,000 spectators. In August 2009, the second phase of the ground was completed, bringing the capacity to 6,500.
The stadium is owned by the local authority, South Dublin County Council, with Shamrock Rovers as anchor tenants. 
Located in the centre of Tallaght, on Whitestown Way, the stadium is easily accessible by public transport. The stadium is just a few minutes walk from the Red Luas line terminal at The Square Shopping Centre and numerous bus stops.
From Eden Quay & Templeogue: 49, 65, 65b
From Eden Quay & Harold's Cross: 54a
From Ringsend, Dolphin's Barn & Walkinstown: 50, 56a, 77, 77a
From Dún Laoghaire, Stillorgan & Firhouse: 75
From Ballyfermot & Clondalkin: 76, 76a, 76b
From City West: 50, 65b, 201, 202
From Milltown & Dundrum: 48a to Broadford Walk (terminus), then 75 to Tallaght
From Liffey Valley & Clondalkin: 210 
From Connolly & Heuston Stations 
- Leave M50 at junction 11 (Sign: N81 Tallaght, City Centre)
- From roundabout, exit onto N81 (Sign: Blessington, Tallaght)
- Continue on N81 to the stadium