Thousands of fans are left without All Ireland tickets after draws
THOUSANDS of fans have been left disappointed as draws for All-Ireland ticktes take place around the capital.
In Parnells, the home club of Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton, it was no different.
The Coolock club, which has some 2,500 members, was allocated just 70 tickets for the final, which Martin Flanagan, adult sports chairman and Brendain O Connallain, club secretary, kept a close eye on (inset).
"We know that there will be thousands of Dublin fans disappointed that they will not get tickets for the final," said Parnell's chairwoman Suzanne Hannon.
"We give priority to club officials, mentors and volunteers and raffle the remainder to the wider membership and we believe that this is the fairest method."
All eyes are still on a victory for the boys in blue despite the ticket shortage.
"On a positive note, if Dublin win, we expect to welcome Stephen Cluxton and the entire Dublin team to the club on Monday night for a celebration party," Ms Hannon added.
Clubs across the capital faced the same dilemma.
In St Jude's GAA club in Templeogue, 350 members last night waited anxiously to find out if they would be lucky enough to get a ticket in the draw.
In west Dublin club Lucan Sarsfields, there were less than 120 tickets and 500 people looking for one.
For those who don't make it the match Sarsfields will be hosting an All-Ireland eve event on Saturday night.
A GAA spokesman said that the allocations were based on club affiliations with tickets distributed at home and abroad.