County holds its breath on ticket allocation

THE price of tickets for the All-Ireland finals, hurling and football, may have been increased substantially but it doesn’t appear as if there will be any shortage of willing takers on the Noreside.

THE price of tickets for the All-Ireland finals, hurling and football, may have been increased substantially but it doesn’t appear as if there will be any shortage of willing takers on the Noreside.

While some tickets for the recent All-Ireland semi-final against Waterford could be purchased for as little as 10 Euro through a special promotion scheme, fans attending the big showdown at Croke Park on Sunday fortnight will have to fork out up to 80 Euro to watch the big clash between champions, Tipperary and Kilkenny.

The game, a repeat of the 2009 and 2010 finals, looks sure to sell out in double quick time. Already the scramble for tickets has started in both counties.

Minor allocation was 3,000

At the time of going to press Kilkenny had no idea how many tickets they would receive. It was anticipated, however, that there would be a substantial reduction in the numbers that will flow into the county.

The Cats had the minor team involved in the All-Ireland final for the past three years, which boosted the county’s allocation by something in the order of 3,000 tickets per game.

There are fears that the county could lose most if not all of that allocation, which could lead to a real scramble for the precious passes. Croke Park will confirm the county’s allocation later in the week.

All stand tickets for the final will cost 80 Euro, which is an increase of 10 Euro over last year’s prices. The Hill 16 tickets will cost 40 Euro, which is an increase of five Euro over last year’s prices.

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