Shock for fans as cost of 10-year All-Ireland tickets hits €3,500
Ten-year All-Ireland final ticket packages have soared in price, from €2,500 each to €3,500 for the next decade.
That amounts to €175 per All-Ireland ticket over the 10-year period, up from €125.
The move follows an increase in ordinary GAA season ticket prices over the past three years.
An ordinary GAA season ticket now costs €99 for an adult, up from €75 for an "early bird" ticket three years ago.
However, Croke Park has since removed the early-bird price offer and juvenile ticket prices have doubled, from €10 to €20.
The ordinary season ticket covers all your county's national league matches plus league semi-finals, play-offs and finals in your chosen code. It also includes the opening round championship match and admission to the All-Ireland club finals in March.
Veteran GAA fans claim Croke Park is trying to reclaim blocks of tickets earmarked for multi-year deals through price hikes.
They say they are worried at being priced out of the 10-year ticket packages.
These were introduced in the wake of the redevelopment of Croke Park to front-load ticket earnings for the association.
They involved a section of the Cusack Stand and proved an enormous success, with huge waiting lists.
The last 10-year package guaranteed a ticket for the football and hurling finals each year.
One fan, who did not want to be identified, said he was "heartbroken" at having to end his 20-year ticket package arrangement last month.
"Part of me is heart- broken at having to let the package go, but on principle I just wouldn't pay that kind of money," he said.
"There's a big difference between splashing out €5,000 and €7,000 for what is basically 40 tickets over 10 years."