Kerry and Galway league showdown will be an all-ticket affair

SUNDAY'S Allianz NFL Finals at Croke Park will be all-ticket.

Monaghan's Pat McEneaney will referee the Division One decider between Galway and Kerry at Croke Park (3.40pm), while Michael Daly of Mayo takes charge of the Division Two tie between Down and Offaly (2pm).

Ticket prices are €25 for adults, family tickets are available at €25 per adult and €2 per child.

Tickets for students and senior citizens are available at €5 for the Canal End stand. Tickets are available from County Boards, from Ticketmaster outlets and the GAA website www.gaa.ie.

Tickets will be on general sale from the Ticket Office, Cusack Stand, Croke Park tomorrow at 10am until 7pm.

In Kerry, tickets will be on public sale at the Co. Board Office, The Pavilion, Austin Stack Park, Tralee during office hours, 11.30am to 5.30pm from today.

Tickets will be on sale to the public at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney tonight and tomorrow night at 7.30pm.

Both games will be transmitted live by TG4, with their GAA Beo programme to be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill, with commentary and analysis by Brian Tyers, Mac Dara Mac Donncha, Jarlath Burns and Mickey Ned O'Sullivan.

The Allianz Hurling League Final will take place in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday week, May 9, with the NHL Final between Galway and Waterford set to throw in at 4pm.

Westmeath have already qualified for the Division Two Final and will meet either Down or Roscommon.

The date, time and venue of the outstanding Division Two game between Down and Meath will be announced later this week.

Meanwhile, the Minster for Sport John O'Donoghue will perform the official opening of Limerick's redeveloped Gaelic Grounds on the May bank holiday Monday.

GAA President Sean Kelly will be absent as he is due to open a ground in Laois on the same afternoon.

The first game on the Limerick programme is a senior football challenge between Limerick and Cork at 5pm, followed by Limerick and Kilkenny in senior hurling.

The Limerick County Board has spent €12m on redevelopment.

Meanwhile, Brian Begley returned to action for his club Mungret at the weekend. The dual star came on as a substitute in the intermediate football championship clash with Ballysteen.

Begley has not played this season because of injury.

County manager Liam Kearns will be checking Begley's availability for the championship, in which Limerick play Tipperary in the opening round in Cork.

A ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of Templemore man J.K. Bracken, one of the founder members of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, will be held on Sunday.

On that date, the Templemore club named in memory of him will unveil a plaque at the Carroll & Grant Pavilion, Páirc Sheilain, Templemore, commemorating his life commitment to Cumann Lúthchleas Gael.

It will also detail his commitment to local & national politics, his involvement with the I.R.B. and Templemore U.D.C, but especially his role in the expansion of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael in its early days.

The programme will commence with prayers and a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave at Tankerstown, Kilmallock, Co Limerick at 3.30pm, followed by Mass in the J.K. Bracken's pavilion in Templemore at 6pm.

The unveiling will be performed by Seamus Ó Riain (Iar-Uachtarán), Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, and Mass will be celebrated by the Patron of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Archbishop Dr Dermot Clifford.

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