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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Croker is sold out for semi

Mayo supporters react to a decision by referee Maurice Deegan at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile.
Mayo supporters react to a decision by referee Maurice Deegan at Croke Park. Picture: Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile.

THE GAA have confirmed that next Sunday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final between Dublin and Kerry has sold out.

Croke Park officials yesterday issued notification that no tickets for the match remained in stock, meaning a first full house of the season.

Supply has vastly outstripped demand in Dublin for what will be a first Championship match with Kerry since the 2011 All-Ireland final and tickets are now expected to fetch exorbitant prices on the black market as excitement builds towards next Sunday.

Last season, Dublin's semi-final with Mayo fell just short of selling out, reflecting the pulling power of the latest installment of Gaelic football's most storied rivalry.

It also continues the sharp rise in attendances this season, a welcome boost for the GAA's coffers after 65,345 watched Mayo beat Tyrone in last Sunday's semi-final, a seasonal high for this year's Championship.

Meanwhile, Cormac Reilly has been appointed as referee for Sunday's match.

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