Demand is already high for tickets as All-Ireland replay date announced

Dublin and Mayo will have to reschedule any holiday plans as the two counties must prepare for the trip back to Croke Park in October, writes Stephen Barry.

The first football final to go to a replay since Kerry and Galway in 2000 will be replayed on Saturday week, October 1, with a 5pm throw-in time.

Demand is already high for tickets as All-Ireland replay date announced

Croke Park stadium director Peter McKenna told the Irish Examiner on Saturday that the GAA “could have sold 120,000 tickets for the final, without doubt”.

Demand will certainly remain high if the GAA continue their recent precedent from the three replayed hurling finals this decade and reduce ticket prices for the second day out.

On those occasions stand tickets were lowered from €80 to €50 and terrace tickets brought down from €40 to €25.

Juvenile tickets were also made available for €10.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross in jovial mood with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny ahead of the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross in jovial mood with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny ahead of the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park. Photo by Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Former Liverpool and Germany footballer turned RTÉ pundit Didi Hamann was the first to make his case for a ticket.

He wasn’t the only overseas sport star watching in, although Lee Westwood will be otherwise engaged with Ryder Cup duty come October 1.

One inter-county footballer was quick to deter potential requests for tickets.

Others were thinking of the plight of a certain Senator when Conor Lane blew for full-time.

For some fans, thoughts turned to Rio to solve their ticketing plight.

We just can’t wait for it all to start again!

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