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Monday 23 October 2017

Fitzsimons' red alert for semis

Dubs defender wary of 'accurate, agile, organised' Tyrone

Ticket frenzy already on as hopeful fans queue day early

Dublin defender Michael Fitzsimons is well aware of the threat Tyrone face in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final
Dublin defender Michael Fitzsimons is well aware of the threat Tyrone face in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final

Dublin's All-Ireland SFC semi-final with Tyrone is expected to be a sell-out after a frenzied initial demand for tickets.

Supporters queued outside the GAA's ticket office on Dorset Street yesterday morning in the hope of procuring tickets for the August 27 clash, despite the fact none were available until today.

Croke Park also received phone call enquiries, although general sale tickets only became available for purchase this morning.

Last year, Dublin and Kerry brought a capacity 82,300 to Croke Park for their All-Ireland semi-final and initial signs are that this one will sell-out also.

Meanwhile, Dublin defender Mick Fitzsimons has warned that Tyrone are "very physical and they're very good on the counter-attack".

"They have great forwards," the Cuala man pointed out.

"They all seem quite interchangeable.

"They're all very accurate. They're all very agile. So it just seems like they're very organised as well."

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