Sunday 18 February 2018

Fans unimpressed as All-Ireland tickets on offer for €700 as part of Kerry GAA fundraiser

Demand for All-Ireland tickets is extremely high
Demand for All-Ireland tickets is extremely high

Gavin White

Fans without All-Ireland final tickets have been left frustrated by Kerry GAA after it announced a fundraiser which will guarantee you two tickets – if you fork out €700.

Kerry GAA will host its annual fundraising Golf Classic at Killarney Golf Club on Friday, and an entry fee for a team of four includes a round of golf, dinner and two free tickets to the All-Ireland final.

Kerry County Board spokesperson John O’Leary said the corporate event was “nothing new” and that the tickets were assigned to the fundraiser from its usual allocation.

The face value of the tickets is €80.

The Kerry minors are going for a historic four successive All-Ireland titles on Sunday and tickets have been like gold dust ahead of the Dublin and Mayo senior football final.

“It’s ordinarily business-type people who attend the event and regular clientele opting to do the fundraiser,” he said.

The fundraiser is only open to Kerry GAA members and unavailable to Dublin or Mayo fans.

A spokesperson for the GAA said it was up to the Kerry County Board how it chose to distribute its allocation “as it deems appropriate”.

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