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GAA ensure the price is right

THE GAA have insisted that the change of pricing for tomorrow's All-Ireland U-21 semi-finals was simply a correction to an earlier "administrative error".

There was immediate disquiet from supporters when tickets for tomorrow's double-header in Tullamore were initially listed at €25 (stand) and €15 (terrace) on the GAA's own official website.

But a spokesman said "this was an administrative error and was corrected very quickly," stressing that the tickets had always been priced at €20 and €10 respectively, with admission for 16s and under free of charge.

Tickets are no longer available to purchase online but can be bought at selected SuperValu and Centra stores and supporters can also pay cash at the stiles.

But Sunday's Allianz hurling league semi-finals at Semple Stadium are strictly all-ticket only and can still be purchased online or at selected stores.

Munster GAA already had to apologise this week for not refunding patrons when their minor hurling semi-final play-off between Clare and Waterford was called off at late notice due to dangerously high winds on Wednesday night.

They said it was not feasible to issue refunds at that late stage and have offered free entry to the eventual playing of the rescheduled match when the date of the fixture is confirmed.

Irish Independent