Football final a sell-out

GAA chiefs last night reported that Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC final between Kerry and Cork is a sell-out, with demand for tickets “greater than the hurling”.

Though Sunday’s clash will be the 19th championship meeting between the counties since 2000, such familiarity has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of fans nationwide.

Croke Park ticket managerRonan Murphy said last night: “If anything the interest is greater than the hurling. There has been fantastic demand nationwide. Despite it being an all-Munster game, or what happened in the final two years ago, the interest is incredible.”

Murphy also defended the cost of tickets for the decider. He said: “All-Ireland final tickets cost €70. There has been no increase for the last three seasons while we introduced ticket packages earlier this year which were verysuccessful. Our prices remained steady during the boom and comparative to other sports and their showpiece events, the GAA compares very favourably.”


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