Tuesday 26 September 2017

Dublin and Kerry league clash is already a sell out

Crunch Kerry clash sells out a month in advance

The GAA have confirmed that all 10,500 tickets have been allocated. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
The GAA have confirmed that all 10,500 tickets have been allocated. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Dublin's trip to Kerry for their Allianz League Division 1 meeting on Saturday, March 18 is a sell-out.

The GAA have confirmed that all 10,500 tickets have been allocated.

A Health and Safety inspection next week could potentially lift the capacity to 12,000 at Austin Stack Park in Tralee.

The attraction of a clash between the old foes on the day after St Patrick's Day has fired interest with the lights in Tralee a departure from the regular setting of Killarney on a Sunday. All local hotel rooms are understood to be sold out.

When the sides met in the corresponding game two years ago, there was approximately 8,000 present.

Some 5,000 of the available tickets have been pre-sold at the usual ticket outlets while Dublin's 3,400 and Kerry's 2,000 season-ticket holders are also expected to avail of their opportunity to purchase tickets. That already accounts for the current capacity unless it is lifted after next week's inspection.

If Dublin stay unbeaten they will travel to Tralee hoping to equal the 34-match unbeaten league and championship streak compiled by the Kerry team that won four successive All-Ireland titles between 1929 and 1932.

Irish Independent

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