Sunday 15 September 2019

Boost for fans as All-Ireland replay prices slashed

 

David Moran of Kerry in action in Sunday's All-Ireland final. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
David Moran of Kerry in action in Sunday's All-Ireland final. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Allison Bray

The GAA has slashed the price of a ticket for the All-Ireland Final replay between Dublin and Kerry by a third.

A seat in the stand has been reduced from €90 to €60, with terrace tickets dropping to €30 and some children's tickets being made available for €10.

Supporters hoping to bag a ticket for the much-anticipated showdown on Saturday, September 14, may be left disappointed as all of the tickets will be allocated through local county boards.

"We expect it to be fully sold out," GAA spokesman Alan Milton said.

The Dubs and Kerry were deadlocked at 1-16 apiece on Sunday evening, with the replay set for 6pm on Saturday week.

Sunday's draw means Dublin's drive for five All-Ireland titles in a row remains alive, though odds on a Kerry upset have come in with bookmakers.

Dublin are still odds-on favourites at 3/10 with the Kingdom at 10/3 to turn them over.

The Dublin v Kerry replay alone is expected to generate more than €12m for the local economy, according to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

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But families hoping to watch the replay on a giant outdoor screen in the capital will be disappointed. Dublin City Council yesterday confirmed that it won't be streaming the replay at Smithfield Square.

"With the possibility of extra time, the event may not finish until 8.30pm or 9pm, by the time the presentations and live coverage finishes.

"All-Ireland Live at Smithfield is a family friendly event but not designed to move to a darker evening," the council said.

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