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Last-minute All Ireland tickets selling for hundreds online

The GAA has warned that tickets known to be bought from touts will be cancelled as the last-minute scramble continues.
Sep 18th 2011, 10:51 AM 1,037 11

TICKETS FOR THIS afternoon’s All Ireland Final between Dublin and Kerry are selling for hundreds of euro online, just hours before throw in.

Two premium level tickets for the centre row in the Davin Stand are selling for €800, while there is one ticket for sale for the lower tier of the Hogan Stand for €350.

Fans on the ticket selling site, which forbids selling tickets about face value, are posting last minute messages in the hope of securing a ticket, with one user saying they will “travel anywhere” to get their hands on a ticket, and another saying they will “probably buy a ticket from a tout on the day, but it will make my stomach turn”.

A report by Niall Donald in today’s Sunday World reveals that touts were selling tickets for up to €500 a go on O’Connell Street in Dublin yesterday, with a pair of tickets for seats beside each other going for €1,000.

The Dublin and Kerry County Boards were allocated 18,000 and 11,000 tickets respectively. Tickets are also distributed to clubs around the country, with many clubs holding draws to determine who receives a ticket. Many fans end up sitting alone at the final, as tickets are handed out on an individual basis.

The Irish Independent reported yesterday that the GAA was attempting to cancel tickets that had been bought online from touts.

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Emer McLysaght


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