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Eoghan O'Flaherty, right, Kildare, and Dublin's Dean Rock at the launch of the 2015 Bord na Mona Leinster GAA OByrne, Walsh and Kehoe Cup Competitions. Croke Park, Dublin

Eoghan O'Flaherty, right, Kildare, and Dublin's Dean Rock at the launch of the 2015 Bord na Mona Leinster GAA OByrne, Walsh and Kehoe Cup Competitions. Croke Park, Dublin

Eoghan O'Flaherty, right, Kildare, and Dublin's Dean Rock at the launch of the 2015 Bord na Mona Leinster GAA OByrne, Walsh and Kehoe Cup Competitions. Croke Park, Dublin

THE Leinster Council wants fans to purchase tickets in advance of next Sunday's Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup final between Kildare and Dublin, writes Frank Roche.

Provincial chiefs are expecting another bumper crowd to descend on Newbridge ahead of the 2pm Lilywhite/Sky Blue showdown.

A larger-than-expected 7,500 flocked to Navan for last Sunday's Meath/Dublin semi-final, prompting a ten-minute throw-in delay.

The Leinster Council is confident that the current capacity of St Conleth's Park - close to 10,000 - will accommodate all supporters planning to attend the final.

But a spokesperson said: "We are encouraging fans to buy tickets in advance, to speed up entry to the ground."


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