Wednesday 26 November 2014

Limited tickets placed on sale for All-Ireland hurling decider are sold out

Published 05/09/2014 | 17:53

The GAA has said that any tickets for the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary found to have been bought on the black market will be cancelled, leaving the purchaser locked out of Croke Park. Photo: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE
The GAA has said that any tickets for the All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary found to have been bought on the black market will be cancelled, leaving the purchaser locked out of Croke Park. Photo: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE

Limited tickets for Sunday's All-Ireland SHC final between Kilkenny and Tipperary had been placed on sale on GAA.ie but are now sold out.

The GAA revealed that some stand tickets had been returned by participating counties and were up for sale but they were quickly snapped up.

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It comes after the GAA warned that they are hot on the trail of All-Ireland final ticket holders who are trading on the black market.

Since the GAA do not sell All-Ireland final tickets directly to the public, Croke Park are determined to track the source of the black market activity and take appropriate action.

"Thousands of genuine GAA supporters can't get All-Ireland final tickets so we don't want some unscrupulous people who get their hands on them, by whatever means, making a killing on the black market," said Alan Milton, GAA head of media relations.

"We bought tickets from unofficial sources last year, checked where they came from and cancelled contracts for premium and other long-term deals. We'll do the same again this year.

"Some premium ticket holders came to us last year and provided us with evidence where they knew that tickets had been sold on the black market."

If the GAA ascertains that a ticket has been bought on the black market, it will be cancelled, leaving the purchaser locked out of Croke Park.

"The message is clear. Don't buy on the black market, or you may not get in, and don't sell on the black market because we're tracking it and will take action against those involved," said Milton.

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