herald

Saturday 16 December 2017

Reduced ticket prices to ease pain of replay for fans

Donnchadh Walsh. Photo: Sportsfile
Donnchadh Walsh. Photo: Sportsfile

The GAA has confirmed that tickets for Mayo and Kerry's eagerly anticipated All-Ireland semi-final replay on Saturday will be sold at a reduced price.

Stand tickets for the encounter have been cut from €45 to €35 and Dineen/Hill 16 tickets have gone from €30 to €25.

The news will be a relief to Mayo fans who will be supporting their side in the Championship for the ninth time this summer.

A massive crowd of 66,195 went through the turnstiles at GAA headquarters on Sunday and a similar number will result in a massive financial windfall for the association, believed to be worth around €1.5m.

Race

However, Kerry's Donnchadh Walsh is facing a race against time to be fit for the replay on Saturday.

The hard-running wing-forward missed Sunday's draw due to a hamstring injury picked up in training last Tuesday and the Kingdom missed his tireless work-rate, incisive movement and clever use of the ball.

Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice admitted that Walsh is a major doubt for the rematch following on from the 2-14 apiece draw with Mayo.

"It was a hamstring injury," he explained.

"He tweaked his hamstring on Tuesday night. It is nothing too major but he is probably up against the clock to be back."

Related Content


Promoted articles

Entertainment News