Limerick and Tipp Munster final set to be a sell-out
Munster chiefs are "expecting a sell-out" for the eagerly-anticipated Munster SHC final rematch between Tipperary and All-Ireland champions Limerick in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday week.
The shadow boxing between Limerick supremo John Kiely and Premier counterpart Liam Sheedy in last Sunday's victory for Tipp was the perfect appetiser for the June 30 final and, as a result, there is a huge demand for tickets.
The last time the Treaty had home advantage for a Munster final a crowd of 42,730 were in attendance and yesterday's clamour for terrace tickets suggests a similar crowd will pack out the Limerick city venue.
The substantial online demand is believed to have resulted in a crash on their ticketing site while long queues formed at many of the selected Centra and SuperValu stores yesterday morning, resulting in a sell-out of terrace tickets.
Tickets for the Mackey Stand and the Open Stand did not go on sale to the public and are exclusively available from Limerick and Tipperary county boards as well as through clubs in the competing counties.
Captain Declan Hannon is expected to recover from a groin strain to feature for Limerick but attacker Barry Murphy will play no part having been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious hamstring injury.