The Raft Race takes place on the same August bank holiday weekend every year at 4pm on the Sunday. However, this year the time has changed. Also taking place at 4pm on Sunday is Donegal’s quarter-final match with Mayo. That would split the audience. So they have changed the Raft Race time to 3pm on Sunday.

It won’t bring back those that have tickets for the match but it will allow local people to be able to see the Raft Race and then get back home to see the start of the big GAA match.