Anxious wait for Euro tickets
Ticket-chasing Ireland fans will find out later this week if their second attempt to land tickets for Euro 2016 has been successful.
Eight days ago, fans were given the good - or bad - news by UEFA as the initial tranche of tickets for Ireland's three games was allocated to the Republic's supporters. Fans' group YBIG expressed their satisfaction with the ticketing process but not all fans were able to get hold of tickets for the three group games.
The FAI opened up another route to tickets for the finals where fans, who had proof of attendance at home and away internationals and whose applications had been rejected by the UEFA ticketing portal, could try again to get hold of tickets. The 'Ticket Appeals Portal' will close at midnight tomorrow and the FAI will from them on inform fans who missed out first time around if they have been able to access an extra 2,000 tickets.
"The FAI has 2,000 tickets in reserve, which were distributed by UEFA to all Participating National Associations. These tickets will be used to satisfy the demand from supporters with a proven match attendance record, who have missed out on securing tickets through the UEFA portal," said an FAI statement.
The same ranking system used during the initial process will be in operation for this batch of tickets, so the most deserving supporters are selected."