Over 152,000 fans, 2,000 staff, four teams, four sets of goalposts and zero prawn sandwiches. Croke Park will this weekend host the biggest, most high-profile double-header in its long history as a sports venue, which stretches back to before the founding of the GAA in 1884.
Tonight, the Irish soccer team take on France in the opening tie of a two-leg World Cup play-off, with a trip to South Africa next summer as the glittering prize.
Tomorrow, Brian O'Driscoll and his Irish rugby team take on Australia in the opening match of the Autumn International Series. In between the games, the staff and management in Europe's fourth biggest stadium will have just 12 and a half hours to "flip over" from World Cup soccer to international rugby.
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