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Friday 9 December 2016

Hunt for replay tickets under way as prices slashed by €20

Fans on Hill 16 watch Sunday's nail-biting All-Ireland final
Fans on Hill 16 watch Sunday's nail-biting All-Ireland final

Tickets for Dublin's All-Ireland Final replay have been slashed by €20 - but are still more costly than the most recent hurling final replays.

The Boys in Blue survived a couple of scares against Mayo on Sunday, despite coming within seconds of winning the match, but will have to do it all again on Saturday, October 1, at 5pm.

Tickets for the Hogan, Davin and Cusack stands have been reduced from the original €80 to €60 and a space on Hill 16 or the Nally Terrace will cost €30.

However, for the most recent All-Ireland hurling final replays in 2012, 2013 and 2014, tickets cost of €50 and €25 for stand and terrace respectively.

Review

The GAA has defended this decision, with spokesman, Alan Milton telling RTE that they review their prices every year.

"The decision to charge those prices was taken in 2012, this is four years on and we review our ticket prices every year," he said.

"We don't feel that €60 is an exorbitant price to ask for the privilege of watching an All-Ireland replay.

"Our prices compare very favourably with other sports and events, particularly when you consider tickets for a friendly game between Celtic and Barcelona at the Aviva Stadium this year cost €60," he added.

Crunch

None of the tickets for the crunch clash will go on general sale - but without a minor match beforehand, demand will free up slightly for supporters, according to Milton.

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