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Dubs semi clash with Donegal to be sell-out

THE eagerly awaited 'culture clash' between the last two All-Ireland champions, Dublin and Donegal, looks set to become Croke Park's first full house of summer.

The GAA had already sold over 15,000 advance tickets by yesterday for an All-Ireland SFC semi-final that is still 18 days away - a clear indicator that the stadium's 82,300 capacity could be under threat on August 31.


"I think it will be as close to a sell-out as you'd get," Dublin chairman Andy Kettle told The Herald, looking ahead to the clash between Jim Gavin's unstoppable attacking force and Jim McGuinness's immovable defensive object.

"Donegal will bring a big crowd, no doubt in the world about that.

"There will be a fair deal of interest from neutrals - and a good Dublin crowd, with two teams on the day, the minors as well," Kettle added.