Semi-final a sell-out
Published 23/08/2011 | 05:00
Dublin's All-Ireland football semi-final with Donegal on Sunday is already an 82,300 sell-out, writes Colm Keys.
Interest in the clash has been described as "unprecedented" for a recent fixture outside the All-Ireland finals.
The last of the tickets were snapped up yesterday. It is estimated that Donegal will bring more than 20,000 for their first All-Ireland semi-final since 2003.
GAA spokesman Alan Milton confirmed yesterday that a sell-out was about to be declared, saying: "Outside of an All-Ireland final, there hasn't been ticket interest like this in recent times."
The biggest attendance so far this year has been the 58,723 who turned up to watch Dublin squeeze over the line against Kildare in the Leinster semi-final.
Dublin are sticking with their recent routine of not naming their team until Friday morning.