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Croker to sell out as Dubs seek revenge

IT DIDN'T seem likely a few weeks ago -- but it looks like Croke Park could be full for the Dubs on Saturday.

Last month as Dublin were humiliated by rivals Meath in the Leinster semi-final, it seemed that the Hill wouldn't be basking in blue again this year.

However, Dublin's quarter final showdown with Tyrone may be a sellout come 4pm on Saturday.

With a massive 82,000 capacity in the venue, bosses are expecting a surge of ticket sales on the day to make it a full house. More than 75,000 tickets are expected to be sold ahead of the double header with Kerry and Down.

A spokesperson for Croke Park told the Herald: "At the moment we are not sold out, but we are expecting a crowd in the region of 75,000 plus.


"There is also expected to be a number of people purchasing tickets on the day.

"It's a big match, we're expecting a big crowd."

Dubliners have been supporting the boys in blue in any way they can in recent weeks, with a number of the capital's busiest sports stores reporting an increase in sales of Dublin jerseys before last Saturday's win over Louth.

After a sluggish start to their campaign, with a stuttering display against Wexford and defeat to Meath, the Dubs have their campaign back on track, with wins over Tipperary, Armagh and Louth.

They will be underdogs on Saturday having been beaten four times in the past five years by Tyrone.