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The issue of All-Ireland final tickets – who gets them, how they’re shared out and all that – can be a fractious one at the best of times. But, you know, it’s a nice-to-have problem: if we weren’t in the final it’s a topic that wouldn’t be of concern to us. But we are and, understandably, everyone wants to be there. To make right asses of themselves with all that shouting and screeching, I’d also wager.
Colm Gannon in the Mayo Advertiser has a good piece today (here) on the discussion held at last night’s county board meeting on this very issue. I’m not going to say too much more about it, as Colm’s explanation about the ticketing arrangements is pretty much self-explanatory so you can digest it yourselves.
The bottom line is that while the county’s allocation for this year’s final will be well down on 2013 (principally due to the fact that we’ve no minor team in action this year), some of the tickets not being allocated to us this year will be going instead directly to the 3,700 season ticket holders within the county (there were only 2,000 of these two years ago).
The net effect of this is that clubs will be getting the same allocation this year as they got in 2013. Colm’s piece linked above goes into considerable detail on how this will be done and who’ll be getting what.
Staying with tickets, now’s as good a time as any, I guess, to update the rolling list of draws and other initiatives where tickets for the final are up for grabs. If you know of any others that you want to add to the list just let me know or provide the details in the comments. I’ll be updating the list below again in a few days time.
Here’s the list for now:
- Breaffy GAA club have a draw for six tickets – details here.
- Donegal GAA have a draw for four tickets – details here.
- Drumconrath GAA club in Meath have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Club Rossie have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Drumalee GAA club, Cavan, have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Curry GAA club, Sligo, have a draw for six individual tickets – details here.
- Mattock Rangers GAA club, Louth, have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- eirGAA have a quiz, which if you get three out of five questions right, gets you into a draw for tickets – details here.
- eirGAA also have a prediction competition – details here.
- Claremorris GAA club are holding an Up for the Match event on 12th September, at which there’ll be a chance to win four tickets – details here.
- Bonniconlon GAA club have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Achill GAA club have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Charlestown Sarsfields have a draw for two tickets, lines for which cost €2 and are available in local shops and pubs.
- Owenmore Gaels GAA club, Sligo, have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Garrymore GAA club have a draw for two tickets – details here.
- Castlebar Mitchels have a table quiz fundraiser on 8th September, at which there’ll be a raffle for four tickets – details here.
- Davitts GAA club have their weekly draw at a barn dance in the Davitts GAA complex tomorrow night (Saturday), at which one of the prizes on offer will be tickets for the final – details here.
- Kiltimagh GAA club have a draw for four tickets (including one for ticket sellers) – details here.
- Knockmore/Pontoon community development have a draw for two premium and two Cusack Stand tickets – details here.
That list not long enough for you? Don’t forget there are six more tickets to be won in next Monday’s GAA Players Welfare Lotto. Play the Lotto here.