Galway fans staying away

GALWAY GAA officials last evening confirmed just 240 tickets had been sold in the county for today’s U-21 All-Ireland hurling final at Semple Stadium.

Galway hurling board chairman Joe Byrne said supporters were not travelling in protest over the game going in ahead in Thurles despite an appeal from the Tribesmen to move it to a neutral venue.

“There is anger and apathy. At the last night of training we sold 19 tickets. People have been telling us all week they won’t go to Thurles. There is huge anger here over the GAA’s failure to move this to a neutral venue. I believe over 8,000 were sold in Tipperary by Thursday,” said Byrne.


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