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Parachutist aims for Croke Park - but lands on railway tracks

Luckily, the parachutist was unharmed after the wind blew him off course.

Image: RTE Sport via YouTube

A PARACHUTIST TAKING part in the Croke Park Classic event today aimed for the GAA stadium – but got blown off course and onto a railway track.

Luckily, the parachutist was unharmed during the incident.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Fire Brigade said they had received a call this afternoon saying there was possibly a parachutist in distress.

The caller wanted a fire brigade and ambulance to the scene – but called back soon after and said neither was needed.

A spokesperson for Irish Rail said the parachutist landed just behind Croke Park on the Maynooth railway line, behind Hill 16.

“We were alerted of it and just stopped trains, but he gathered his parachute and walked up to Drumcondra Station,” said the spokesperson. “He walked up the line and he didn’t seem to be injured.”

The temporary stoppage didn’t affect any Irish Rail services.

Last year, a parachutist also jumped into Croke Park, for the All Ireland.

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As you can see in this video, the journey into the stadium brought him very close to the railway line behind Hill 16:

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Earlier today, two American fighter jets flew over Dublin as part of the Croke Park Classic, which sees an American Football game being played at the GAA stadium.

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