All-Ireland tickets going through the roof
With such a huge demand from Mayo and Donegal for tickets for Sunday’s All-Ireland, it was inevitable people would look to cash in.
By Declan Whooley
Supporters everywhere are looking to get their hands on prized tickets and web touts are making their dreams possible at a very high cost.
We had a quick look this morning to see how much people would have to fork out for the game. Some are selling their tickets at face-value but others are charging upwards of €500 for supporters to follow their team.
An online seller on Buy and Sell posted up an ad offering two tickets for the Cusack Stand for €500, more than three times the face value.
Over on Done Deal we found many ads from fans looking for tickets and the desperation is clear in some of the messages. Darren from Kildare will pay top dollar with ‘no questions’ asked to get into Croke Park.
Donegal supporters meanwhile are outraged at a ticket tax that has been placed on tickets for Sunday.
All 14,500 tickets of Donegal's official allocation have been hit with a €5 levy to supplement the country’s training fund. The fund would raise over €72,500 but supporters will feel aggrieved at having to pay extra in what will be Donegal’s seventh match this season.
Speaking in The Donegal Daily, selector Maxi Curran said that the fund is crucial for the squad and has allowed them on various training weekends over the summer.
“We were in the Carton House for two days,” Curran told the paper.
“We were then in the Johnstown House Hotel, in Enfield, Meath, which is another top-class facility and one that we have been using as a base for our games in Dublin of late.”
It still seems a little rich to charge fans extra for a match-day ticket, but we have little doubt that all will be forgiven if Sam is heading to Donegal on Sunday night.