Thursday 19 September 2019

GAA announce reduction in ticket prices for All-Ireland final replay as Conor Lane confirmed as referee

Referee Conor Lane. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Referee Conor Lane. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin is tackled by Tommy Walsh of Kerry

Allison Bray

The GAA has slashed the price of a coveted ticket to the All Ireland Senior football final replay by a third.

Stand tickets will now cost €60 and terrace tickets just €30 while tickets for children will cost  €10 for those from the competing counties of Dublin and Kerry only, the GAA announced this afternoon.

However, football fans hoping to score a ticket for the much-anticipated replay 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 told Independent.ie.

The historic replay at 6pm on Saturday September 14 will kick off an exciting weekend for Dublin football supporters at Croke Park as the Boys in Blue strive for their fifth consecutive All Ireland championship as they take on Kerry following Sunday’s 1-16 draw.

The following day, the Dublin Ladies Senior football will battle it out with Galway for the Jackies’ third-consecutive All Ireland championship at 4pm.

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

Meanwhile, Corkman Conor Lane will be calling the shots at the replay in his third senior football championship role as referee.

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A member of the Banteer/Lyre GAA club, he refereed the 2016 final between Dublin and Mayo and the 2018 final meeting of Dublin and Tyrone.

He has also refereed the All-Ireland Minor final in 2013, the Connacht final in 2013 and 2016, the 2019 Ulster Final and the AIB Senior Club final in 2016.

His umpires for the replay includes Kevin Roache and DJ O'Sullivan from Banteer/Lyre) as well as Ray Hegarty (Bride Rovers GAA club ) and Pat Kelly (Kilshannig GAA club).

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