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Title: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 22, 2016, 10:43:30 AM
I have the onerous task of organising tickets for my sister, father (who will probably get one anyway) and wife also. This thread is not just for me, but for everyone else hoping to get tickets as the scramble is well and truly underway already. It's great to be worrying about this stuff though.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AZOffaly on August 22, 2016, 11:00:36 AM
I'm looking for two hurling ones.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mac2 on August 22, 2016, 11:08:19 AM
I have the onerous task of organising tickets for my sister, father (who will probably get one anyway) and wife also. This thread is not just for me, but for everyone else hoping to get tickets as the scramble is well and truly underway already. It's great to be worrying about this stuff though.
You mean for the game next week?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 22, 2016, 02:51:49 PM
I'm looking for two hurling ones.

Feck off, I've asked first on the other thread!!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on August 23, 2016, 05:14:43 PM
Has anyone ever got final tickets on here?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on August 23, 2016, 05:31:43 PM
Are any of you in Brazil?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on August 23, 2016, 05:33:18 PM
Without wanting to sound flippant hurling final tickets are relatively easy to come by?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Zulu on August 23, 2016, 05:35:26 PM
Should be no problem getting hurling tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: easytiger95 on August 23, 2016, 06:08:36 PM
Has anyone ever got final tickets on here?

I was at my wits end last year and posted saying I needed them. Two very sound posters (I won't say their names in case they get plagued) got back to me via pm with offers of great tickets - but I was offline and didn't even see the messages until the weekend. In the meantime, the local club came good and I got one. Wouldn't forget the lads though for offering. It's the best thing about this board, most people on here are genuine and I've always got a really good response whenever I've put up a request for any help (tickets aside)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: yellowcard on August 23, 2016, 07:52:36 PM
Hurling tickets are usually easily available outside the ground on the day. Football tickets will be harder to come by particularly if Dublin get to the final. If you're stuck Pat Hickey should be able to sort you out if he gets back on time.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: JimStynes on August 23, 2016, 07:53:47 PM
Best place to get tickets for Sunday? Can't find any so far.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Over the Bar on August 23, 2016, 08:15:28 PM
Outside the Croke Park hotel.  I've got tickets for the whole family and the rest on AI finals.  Pairs of tickets arrive every few mins no matter who is playing.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 23, 2016, 08:26:12 PM
Didnt renew season ticket this year although ive obviously not missed a game as per so it was the most stupid thing ive ever done . If its kerry id still think id get my hands on two , if its the dubs not a hope this time.

I thought i was stuck for q/f this year , put a post in here and blog and was contacted by three people inside a couple of hours but i was sorted before anyway but i found it really decent to be contacted. So id suggest its not a waste of time although football final is a different animal as we all know when ot comes to tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on August 23, 2016, 09:16:24 PM
There aren't too many dedicated Mayo men as Larry, I'd say you can count the amount of league & fbd games he's missed in the 7 years I've known him on one hand.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: moysider on August 24, 2016, 12:13:45 AM
I'm looking for two hurling ones.

I might be able to get you 2 stand but would need 2 football in return.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on August 24, 2016, 10:22:13 AM
Has anyone ever got final tickets on here?

I was at my wits end last year and posted saying I needed them. Two very sound posters (I won't say their names in case they get plagued) got back to me via pm with offers of great tickets - but I was offline and didn't even see the messages until the weekend. In the meantime, the local club came good and I got one. Wouldn't forget the lads though for offering. It's the best thing about this board, most people on here are genuine and I've always got a really good response whenever I've put up a request for any help (tickets aside)

Good to know, I've seen the requests every year but never a response. Couldn't agree more with how useful the board is when you need something, got me out of a hole many the time.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on August 24, 2016, 11:01:39 AM
While we're at it I'm looking for a ticket for the wife, wouldn't mind one myself either if i'm been honest. The majority of our holidays are based around coming over from Manchester to watch Mayo games.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: beer baron on August 24, 2016, 07:59:27 PM
What about this Sunday's game lads? Looking for a few and not getting them too handily.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: fearbrags on August 25, 2016, 02:36:04 AM
Pat Hickey may have a few spare ones ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on August 26, 2016, 10:08:34 AM
I'm looking for one for the football final for my dad if anyone can help me!

Thanks.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on August 26, 2016, 12:23:58 PM
I'd imagine if Kildare beat Kerry in the minor on Sunday it would put even more pressure on tickets
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on August 28, 2016, 11:11:33 AM
I'd imagine if Kildare beat Kerry in the minor on Sunday it would put even more pressure on tickets
True. They've never won a minor and have no AI at any grade since 1965(u-21) so it would generate a big interest.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on August 28, 2016, 12:50:43 PM
maybe go on the train to Tralee this evening and see if anyone no longer feel they need their AI ticket.
This would work best if both Kildare and Dublin won.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: yellowcard on August 28, 2016, 12:55:57 PM
I'd imagine if Kildare beat Kerry in the minor on Sunday it would put even more pressure on tickets
True. They've never won a minor and have no AI at any grade since 1965(u-21) so it would generate a big interest.

Would be great to see Kildare out on AI final weekend, their fans are a passionate bunch. If Kildare and Mayo managed to win both titles there would be lockdown for a week.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Esmarelda on August 29, 2016, 04:37:43 PM
Are the All-Ireland finals unique in that no tickets go on general sale to the public?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on August 29, 2016, 04:52:08 PM
Are the All-Ireland finals unique in that no tickets go on general sale to the public?

I'd say possibly some 6 nations rugby matches never make it to general sale? From memory one of the recent Hurling Final replays went to general  sale although they sold out fairly quick
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Esmarelda on August 29, 2016, 04:59:45 PM
Are the All-Ireland finals unique in that no tickets go on general sale to the public?

I'd say possibly some 6 nations rugby matches never make it to general sale? From memory one of the recent Hurling Final replays went to general  sale although they sold out fairly quick
Sorry, I was just seeking clarification that tickets don't actually go on sale to the public?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Crete Boom on August 29, 2016, 05:03:08 PM
Hey lads , I am looking for a ticket for my brother and sister for the football All Ireland if anyone can help me out pm me thanks?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossie11 on September 01, 2016, 11:39:42 AM
I have a premium level in Cusack stand for the football. Looking to swap for 2 X tickets anywhere in the ground
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 01, 2016, 03:25:05 PM
Not being greedy (as I got my own ticket), but I'm also in need for one ticket for my wife who has been along side me at the matches.  Though this time its probably best we don't sit beside each other as she will be shouting the Dubs along.  If someone does need to offload a ticket and to genuine case I'll pick it up anywhere in Ireland!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 01, 2016, 07:02:28 PM
80€ for all seated tickets in the Ireland finals. Anyone else think the top/high tier tickets should be cheaper probably 60€?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 01, 2016, 07:58:06 PM
80€ for all seated tickets in the Ireland finals. Anyone else think the top/high tier tickets should be cheaper probably 60€?

It's not a huge hit if you are Single going to the match. If you are going with 2 sons then the hit is €240. I remember getting a ticket behind the Davin end goal, it was a great view if you wanted the goalkeapers perspective on the game. Found it gas to be playing the same as some one in the Hogan on the 40 yard line. The pricing of games is heading back to joke levels. The Gaa took a break on increases during the recession. But it's full stream ahead now.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Avondhu star on September 01, 2016, 07:58:53 PM
80€ for all seated tickets in the Ireland finals. Anyone else think the top/high tier tickets should be cheaper probably 60€?
I agree with you. 60 would be enough especially when you are really up the top.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Avondhu star on September 01, 2016, 08:01:01 PM
80€ for all seated tickets in the Ireland finals. Anyone else think the top/high tier tickets should be cheaper probably 60€?

It's not a huge hit if you are Single going to the match. If you are going with 2 sons then the hit is €240. I remember getting a ticket behind the Davin end goal, it was a great view if you wanted the goalkeapers perspective on the game. Found it gas to be playing the same as some one in the Hogan on the 40 yard line. The pricing of games is heading back to joke levels. The Gaa took a break on increases during the recession. But it's full stream ahead now.
The problem with the Davin is that in hurling if you are down low the bloody netting is a distraction
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2016, 09:35:10 PM
80 is very reasonable in  fairness. Id love an opportunity to part with 80 for one.

What will touts be asking for them on match day morning? It would go against everything i stand for but ive never been as desperate . I just cant get one.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 02, 2016, 08:11:03 AM
80 is very reasonable in  fairness. Id love an opportunity to part with 80 for one.

What will touts be asking for them on match day morning? It would go against everything i stand for but ive never been as desperate . I just cant get one.

Most people are off loading tickets at cost price... Would never buy it at any other price than face value
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Gaaggle on September 02, 2016, 10:29:43 AM
Garrymore GAA club holding a raffle for two stand tickets for All Ireland Final. Tickets available through the following link. Good value for a €5. Shane Nally & Caolan Crowe are club members on the panel.

http://garrymoregaa.com/all-ireland-tickets/

In 2011 I entered a number of these online raffles with various GAA clubs as i was desperate for a ticket, the winners were always someone 'randomly picked'  from the club.  I'm sure they welcome the money spent by outsiders but can't see them being too willing in parting with these tickets and giving them to an outssider.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Gaaggle on September 02, 2016, 10:32:23 AM
80 is very reasonable in  fairness. Id love an opportunity to part with 80 for one.

What will touts be asking for them on match day morning? It would go against everything i stand for but ive never been as desperate . I just cant get one.

There's 2 Hogan Premium on Ebay for €1,110 (seat only, no meal package) and 2 Premium for the Hurling for €1,100 (seat only no meal package) at the moment.  Premium tickets cost €150.  Criminal they're allowed away with that.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Aristo 60 on September 02, 2016, 11:24:51 AM
80 is very reasonable in  fairness. Id love an opportunity to part with 80 for one.

What will touts be asking for them on match day morning? It would go against everything i stand for but ive never been as desperate . I just cant get one.

Sure the clubs won't have doled them out yet will they?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 02, 2016, 11:25:32 AM
80 is very reasonable in  fairness. Id love an opportunity to part with 80 for one.

What will touts be asking for them on match day morning? It would go against everything i stand for but ive never been as desperate . I just cant get one.

There's 2 Hogan Premium on Ebay for €1,110 (seat only, no meal package) and 2 Premium for the Hurling for €1,100 (seat only no meal package) at the moment.  Premium tickets cost €150.  Criminal they're allowed away with that.

only criminal in Brazil
BTW im looking for 2 tickets as one of my families season tickets was one match short of the 60%.. the girl at the gate was about to scan it too but a suit came along and stopped her. very annoying
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 06, 2016, 10:29:37 AM
Has any Season Ticket holders received there All-Ireland ticket allocation?  It seems like ages waiting for those to come!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Gaaggle on September 06, 2016, 11:11:50 AM
Has any Season Ticket holders received there All-Ireland ticket allocation?  It seems like ages waiting for those to come!

Heard we should be getting them tomorrow / Thursday. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: illdecide on September 06, 2016, 11:30:40 AM
How does the season ticket work in regards to All Ireland final tickets? I thought you got into first Championship game with a season ticket and then that was it
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Gaaggle on September 06, 2016, 11:34:28 AM
How does the season ticket work in regards to All Ireland final tickets? I thought you got into first Championship game with a season ticket and then that was it

First round of Championship is the only Championship game that's covered in the original cost of the Season Ticket but you've a ticket for every game and get all other championship games at a discount of €5 (except finals) then once you have over 60% attendance over the year since the start of the league you're guaranteed a ticket for the final if your county qualifies.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 06, 2016, 01:31:08 PM
Has any Season Ticket holders received there All-Ireland ticket allocation?  It seems like ages waiting for those to come!

Heard we should be getting them tomorrow / Thursday.

Thanks Gaaggle ...
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 06, 2016, 03:53:25 PM
Davin tickets were going for half price outside Gills on Sunday. Can't see the scenario repeated Sunday week.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: squire_in_navy_slacks on September 06, 2016, 05:16:22 PM
Shite seats again for another final.............................disgusted with the ticket office yet again, 304 vv  >:( >:( >:(

email them and they will tell u were ure allocated
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 06, 2016, 05:29:01 PM
Shite seats again for another final.............................disgusted with the ticket office yet again, 304 vv  >:( >:( >:(

email them and they will tell u were ure allocated
304 is not bad and at least VV is a dry seat / lot of people In the upper sections would kill for that . or am i missing your sarcasm
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: squire_in_navy_slacks on September 06, 2016, 05:33:02 PM
Shite seats again for another final.............................disgusted with the ticket office yet again, 304 vv  >:( >:( >:(

email them and they will tell u were ure allocated
304 is not bad and at least VV is a dry seat / lot of people In the upper sections would kill for that . or am i missing your sarcasm

No dude.............right at back................view blocked by grey stand ..............wheelchair users roaring if you stand at all, might look for a swap for 4 hill tickets
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on September 06, 2016, 07:15:22 PM
There would be a lot of people very happy with those seats for an all Ireland final!! Is there not a section at very back of lower cusack that starts with 4 or did I make that up? I thought they came after the 3's and meant vv wasn't the very back. Never sat that far back in cusack so could be wrong.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 06, 2016, 08:42:02 PM
There are many many worse seats than that in Croker
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 07, 2016, 08:07:23 AM
Well .. postman has come and gone but still no tickets. So O guess tomorrow will be the day!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 07, 2016, 09:45:33 AM
There would be a lot of people very happy with those seats for an all Ireland final!! Is there not a section at very back of lower cusack that starts with 4 or did I make that up? I thought they came after the 3's and meant vv wasn't the very back. Never sat that far back in cusack so could be wrong.
Level 4 is where the wheelchairs are at the very back of the lower Cusack as is the Ard Chomhairle section at the back of the lower Hogan. VV is the second last row of the lower tiers.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 07, 2016, 09:55:26 AM
There would be a lot of people very happy with those seats for an all Ireland final!! Is there not a section at very back of lower cusack that starts with 4 or did I make that up? I thought they came after the 3's and meant vv wasn't the very back. Never sat that far back in cusack so could be wrong.
Level 4 is where the wheelchairs are at the very back of the lower Cusack as is the Ard Chomhairle section at the back of the lower Hogan. VV is the second last row of the lower tiers.
does it not go to zz in most sections .
What Grey stand is blocking the view , you mean the bottom of the upper levels?

there is also a bar in on level 4 . ususally much quieter than the ones outside. I think people forget about it
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on September 07, 2016, 05:42:35 PM
There would be a lot of people very happy with those seats for an all Ireland final!! Is there not a section at very back of lower cusack that starts with 4 or did I make that up? I thought they came after the 3's and meant vv wasn't the very back. Never sat that far back in cusack so could be wrong.
Level 4 is where the wheelchairs are at the very back of the lower Cusack as is the Ard Chomhairle section at the back of the lower Hogan. VV is the second last row of the lower tiers.
does it not go to zz in most sections .
What Grey stand is blocking the view , you mean the bottom of the upper levels?

there is also a bar in on level 4 . ususally much quieter than the ones outside. I think people forget about it

Nope, it goes to WW. The upper tier goes from A to Z, maybe that's what your thinking. I'd say he means the bottom of the premium level alright, in fairness it can be a bit claustrophobic back there.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Avondhu star on September 07, 2016, 06:19:12 PM
What really annoyed me last Sunday was the amount of Kilkenny supporters arriving close to and after the throw in and disrupting evrryone elses view.
All Ireland final day is not only about the Senior match. Of course these wasters were the first to leave when it was becoming obvious Tipp were going to hammer Kilkenny so justice was done
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 07, 2016, 09:55:16 PM
What really annoyed me last Sunday was the amount of Kilkenny supporters arriving close to and after the throw in and disrupting evrryone elses view.
All Ireland final day is not only about the Senior match. Of course these wasters were the first to leave when it was becoming obvious Tipp were going to hammer Kilkenny so justice was done

And the award of Gael of the month for September goes to......
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 08, 2016, 08:10:48 AM
Another day and still no sign of those all Ireland tickets. I know I'm daft but I won't sit easy until I have them in my hand!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StephenC on September 08, 2016, 08:25:26 AM
Heard a good one on the radio this morning ...
"Buy Mayo stuff in our shop and enter a draw for either a signed jersey or an All Ireland ticket."

OR!

I'm guess that this is just good marketing. They don't have a notion of giving away a ticket.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AMayoFan on September 09, 2016, 08:35:33 AM
All-ireland ticket arrived this morning and seated in 307.  Very Happy with that
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 09, 2016, 10:37:30 AM
Heard a good one on the radio this morning ...
"Buy Mayo stuff in our shop and enter a draw for either a signed jersey or an All Ireland ticket."

OR!

I'm guess that this is just good marketing. They don't have a notion of giving away a ticket.

Plus, they don't actually say who the jersey is signed by.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: T Toatler on September 09, 2016, 12:40:35 PM
303, bit cheesed off!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on September 09, 2016, 01:34:11 PM
Why are you cheesed off at 303?

Anything from 303 (possibly 302) to about 309 is a good view from the sideline. Of course it depends how low down you are, but once you are back from the real low seats, there is nothing at all wrong with 303 IMO.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 09, 2016, 04:52:12 PM
Some tickets up on ebay  >:( Although I doubt all bids are genuine  ;D

This one clown has his name visible and everything

http://m.ebay.ie/itm/162196240655

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 09, 2016, 04:57:23 PM
Some tickets up on ebay  >:( Although I doubt all bids are genuine  ;D

This one clown has his name visible and everything

http://m.ebay.ie/itm/162196240655



Just a photo of the tickets!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 09, 2016, 05:01:17 PM
The guy's name is printed on the ticket though
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: cuconnacht on September 09, 2016, 05:16:48 PM
The guy's name is printed on the ticket though
Ya,hes screwed as well might be the purchaser.He,ll be "lynched" next year.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 09, 2016, 06:32:10 PM
The guy's name is printed on the ticket though
Ya,hes screwed as well might be the purchaser.He,ll be "lynched" next year.

Quote
So here is your chance to own a photograph of a pair.

He may in fact be a genius.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 09, 2016, 06:35:53 PM
The guy's name is printed on the ticket though
Ya,hes screwed as well might be the purchaser.He,ll be "lynched" next year.

Quote
So here is your chance to own a photograph of a pair.

He may in fact be a genius.

That bit is recently added, I wonder is he a gaaboarder or known to a gaaboarder
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: REDCOL on September 09, 2016, 07:52:49 PM
He owns a Pharmacy in Cork and is raffling the tickets on Facebook. someone obviously took a copy of the picture on facebook and are using it to sell tickets
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 11, 2016, 08:37:21 PM
307. Row A.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on September 11, 2016, 08:53:15 PM
307. Row A.
Not going to see to much from there Farr.Have 308 ss.Hoping to upgrade
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 11, 2016, 08:54:12 PM
To get an idea of the view!

https://crokepark.ie/stadiumplan2/index.html (https://crokepark.ie/stadiumplan2/index.html)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 11, 2016, 08:57:19 PM
307. Row A.
Not going to see to much from there Farr.Have 308 ss.Hoping to upgrade
Was thinking the advertising hoardings might block the view.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 11, 2016, 09:05:13 PM
307. Row A.
Not going to see to much from there Farr.Have 308 ss.Hoping to upgrade
Was thinking the advertising hoardings might block the view.

The grass on the ground will block the view (you are so low)!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on September 11, 2016, 09:38:29 PM
You may as well flog it off to unsuspecting soul and go to the pub.Shur we are going to get hammered anyways :) :)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on September 11, 2016, 09:40:56 PM
The view from that picture is only a general view from 307
To get an idea of the view!

https://crokepark.ie/stadiumplan2/index.html (https://crokepark.ie/stadiumplan2/index.html)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 12, 2016, 11:14:01 PM
307. Row A.
Not going to see to much from there Farr.Have 308 ss.Hoping to upgrade
Was thinking the advertising hoardings might block the view.

Perfect for the pitch invasion at the end Farr!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 13, 2016, 09:32:44 AM
any one want to swap a hill ticket for a seated one ? will if course pay the difference?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: TheWestsAwake on September 13, 2016, 10:36:08 AM
I am wondering does anyone have a spare ticket? I would usually get a ticket from my local GAA club in Mayo as i was a player. However now that i am working away in Amsterdam and have signed with them the Home club in Mayo have no more available. Amsterdam GAC only got one ticket and unfortunately my name didn't come out of the hat. I am a genuine fan and if you have any spare ticket it would be greatly appreciated. I am travelling to Dublin anyway for the weekend so could meet you there if anyone happens to have a spare. Thanks.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on September 13, 2016, 12:11:34 PM
any one want to swap a hill ticket for a seated one ? will if course pay the difference?
You should easily be able to do that.Done it myself in 2013 by calling a pub in Phibsboro whose name escapes me right now,and no money exchange
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 13, 2016, 02:37:26 PM
any one want to swap a hill ticket for a seated one ? will if course pay the difference?

Lots of lads looking to swap stand for Hill over on Reservoir Dubs.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: REDCOL on September 14, 2016, 07:37:19 PM
Just 48 hours left to get your entry into our All Ireland Final Ticket draw which takes place this Friday 16th. We have three prizes. Two Stand Tickets and a Signed Mayo Jersey. Entry costs €5. All proceeds towards Club Development.


Enter Here:  http://garrymoregaa.com/all-ireland-tickets/
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 14, 2016, 11:53:27 PM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on September 15, 2016, 01:45:02 AM
Feeling a little guilty having secured a ticket and this being my first game since last years Connacht final.Hope you get sorted Larry
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 15, 2016, 03:41:01 AM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.

Why did you not get the Season/Cairde Ticket?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayoffs on September 15, 2016, 08:26:49 AM
http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/what-about-my-allireland-ticket-complains-senator-35050679.html

This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds. She has the neck to call it discrimination by the GAA. She should be grateful she got the golden Senate ticket after being rejected by the electorate.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 15, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/what-about-my-allireland-ticket-complains-senator-35050679.html

This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds. She has the neck to call it discrimination by the GAA. She should be grateful she got the golden Senate ticket after being rejected by the electorate.

Unbelievable sense of entitlement
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: PW Nally on September 15, 2016, 04:07:38 PM
http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/what-about-my-allireland-ticket-complains-senator-35050679.html

This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds. She has the neck to call it discrimination by the GAA. She should be grateful she got the golden Senate ticket after being rejected by the electorate.

Michelle's chances at next election

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASSjccNmIhU&t=0m41s
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: highorlow on September 15, 2016, 06:14:33 PM
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This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds.

She was on drivetime this evening.

She is some piece of work alright. Trying to dress it up as something other then herself as seemingly entitled to a ticket.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on September 15, 2016, 06:39:32 PM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.

Why did you not get the Season/Cairde Ticket?
The season ticket might not suit a lot of people, who can't make it to every single match for various reasons, but they still deserve a ticket for the final if they're going when they can and getting to most of the games. It would be easy for the GAA in this technological age to reward the fans who have been going to most of the games with an option to buy a ticket for the final. Every time Galway get there, it sickens me to see who gets the best tickets(Usually with the hurling, you'll get one anyway but you might be up in the rafters, while some pr!ck who hasn't been to a GAA match in years has perfect seats for himself and his family). I feel your pain Larry. Hope ya get sorted.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 15, 2016, 07:04:33 PM
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This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds.

She was on drivetime this evening.

She is some piece of work alright. Trying to dress it up as something other then herself as seemingly entitled to a ticket.

Heard that alright, sounds like she hasn't been to too many matches this year
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tubberman on September 15, 2016, 07:51:30 PM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.

Why did you not get the Season/Cairde Ticket?
The season ticket might not suit a lot of people, who can't make it to every single match for various reasons, but they still deserve a ticket for the final if they're going when they can and getting to most of the games. It would be easy for the GAA in this technological age to reward the fans who have been going to most of the games with an option to buy a ticket for the final. Every time Galway get there, it sickens me to see who gets the best tickets(Usually with the hurling, you'll get one anyway but you might be up in the rafters, while some pr!ck who hasn't been to a GAA match in years has perfect seats for himself and his family). I feel your pain Larry. Hope ya get sorted.

With the Croke Park season ticket, you only have to go to 60% of games to qualify for a ticket for the final.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 15, 2016, 07:58:30 PM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.

Why did you not get the Season/Cairde Ticket?
The season ticket might not suit a lot of people, who can't make it to every single match for various reasons, but they still deserve a ticket for the final if they're going when they can and getting to most of the games. It would be easy for the GAA in this technological age to reward the fans who have been going to most of the games with an option to buy a ticket for the final. Every time Galway get there, it sickens me to see who gets the best tickets(Usually with the hurling, you'll get one anyway but you might be up in the rafters, while some pr!ck who hasn't been to a GAA match in years has perfect seats for himself and his family). I feel your pain Larry. Hope ya get sorted.

The thing is - you don't have to make it to every single match - just 60% of them.

So lets say you look at this year


7 league games and 6 championship games = 13 games

The magic number you have to get to is 8!

3 League games at home.
3 Championship games at home.

That's 6 handy ones to start with.

You then have to pick 2 from

Roscommon away in league.
Monaghan away league.
Westmeath Croker.
Tyrone Croker
Tipp Croker.

God even the most average supporter could manage that?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 15, 2016, 08:30:28 PM
I missed my renewal deadline this year. You cant  just buy Mayo season tickets there is a waiting list.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 15, 2016, 10:03:15 PM
I missed my renewal deadline this year. You cant  just buy Mayo season tickets there is a waiting list.

You can with the chairde?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 15, 2016, 10:18:40 PM
I missed my renewal deadline this year. You cant  just buy Mayo season tickets there is a waiting list.

You can with the chairde?

So can anyone buy Cairde? Say if I get a Cairde ticket next year...and don't attend any game, would I get a final ticket then?

Obviously I hope to go to as much games as possible, but events can take over.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Chimley on September 15, 2016, 10:50:17 PM
I missed my renewal deadline this year. You cant  just buy Mayo season tickets there is a waiting list.

You can with the chairde?

So can anyone buy Cairde? Say if I get a Cairde ticket next year...and don't attend any game, would I get a final ticket then?

Obviously I hope to go to as much games as possible, but events can take over.

If we win on Sunday we won't be seeing another final for a while I'd say.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Beffs on September 16, 2016, 12:48:34 AM
Would ye ever go away with yer draws and competitions , its fokin sickening at this stage . Never will i attend a county game again if i dont get one. Its painfully unfair and stfu with all the usual tripe thats thrown at people in my situation. I could write a friggin book on my years following mayo and nothing to do with this fashionable era since horan . Times when youd nearly know the cars pulling into league games up in cavan /ferm/w meath etc.

Why did you not get the Season/Cairde Ticket?
The season ticket might not suit a lot of people, who can't make it to every single match for various reasons, but they still deserve a ticket for the final if they're going when they can and getting to most of the games. It would be easy for the GAA in this technological age to reward the fans who have been going to most of the games with an option to buy a ticket for the final. Every time Galway get there, it sickens me to see who gets the best tickets(Usually with the hurling, you'll get one anyway but you might be up in the rafters, while some pr!ck who hasn't been to a GAA match in years has perfect seats for himself and his family). I feel your pain Larry. Hope ya get sorted.

Oh, come off it. Sure, we all have lives and jobs and family and financial commitments that impact our ability to attend games. We all have our own "various reasons" for not attending games. Other than the season ticket, there is no way the GAA could come up with an easy way to reward fans who have been going to "most" games. By your very vague criteria, there would be a over million people entitled to buy a ticket for the final & Croker only holds 82,000. How do you differentiate whether or not my various reason, is any more valid than your various reason? The season ticket is by far the best way to go about it. Add in the  low 60% attendance criteria and the ease with which people can get other people to scan their card for them, it makes having one even more of a no brainer.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on September 16, 2016, 05:24:02 AM
That's all well and good Beffs, if you can afford to be paying for tickets for games that you can't attend, just so you'll be guaranteed a ticket on the off-chance your county gets there. I'd like to see a season ticket that charges you only for the games you attend, with the same 60% requirement for your final ticket. It's expensive enough already to attend games, and plenty of genuine fans only have modest incomes.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 16, 2016, 09:11:41 AM
http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/what-about-my-allireland-ticket-complains-senator-35050679.html

This made me laugh, the arrogance of this one know no bounds. She has the neck to call it discrimination by the GAA. She should be grateful she got the golden Senate ticket after being rejected by the electorate.

Unbelievable sense of entitlement

Sickening arrogance.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 16, 2016, 11:18:42 AM
However there is a point here.  How many TDs in Dublin get tickets? Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayoffs on September 16, 2016, 11:25:16 AM
However there is a point here.  How many TDs in Dublin get tickets? Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.

Simple maths, they have more TD's - population.  Mulhern is not a TD, she got a cushy Senate number because of her loyalty to Kenny and to stop her whinging
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on September 16, 2016, 11:43:24 AM
However there is a point here.  How many TDs in Dublin get tickets? Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.

Simple maths, they have more TD's - population.  Mulhern is not a TD, she got a cushy Senate number because of her loyalty to Kenny and to stop her whinging

It didn't work!!!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Beffs on September 16, 2016, 12:49:01 PM
That's all well and good Beffs, if you can afford to be paying for tickets for games that you can't attend, just so you'll be guaranteed a ticket on the off-chance your county gets there. I'd like to see a season ticket that charges you only for the games you attend, with the same 60% requirement for your final ticket. It's expensive enough already to attend games, and plenty of genuine fans only have modest incomes.

If you are the kind of died in the wool, dedicated fan, that you think should be getting final tickets, (even though they don't attend all the games,) you should have no problem off loading your ticket onto someone else, who will pay you good money for it. Season tickets seats are usually the best in the ground. You'll have no trouble off loading them. In the league, you don't even need to get paid, as ST holders get in for free. You just need to get your card scanned, which is very easy to do. The whole thing is a no brainer.

Yes, different people have different income levels, but how are the GAA supposed to differentiate between them? Instigate means testing, show your dole card @ the ticket window, send your bank statement into your county board, along with your ticket stubbs? They can't process any of that kind of stuff, so the season ticket is the only fair way to do it.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 16, 2016, 01:02:42 PM
Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.

How can the Mayo politicians compete with that?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 16, 2016, 02:55:35 PM
Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.

How can the Mayo politicians compete with that?

And the feckers play at home all the time! :)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Crete Boom on September 16, 2016, 03:01:08 PM
Why should Dublin politicians get more tickets than Mayo ones.

How can the Mayo politicians compete with that?

And the feckers play at home all the time! :)

And don't forget where Leinster house is in? Yes you guessed it Dublin!! ;D ;D Where is Don't Matter? I am sure he would have some table to show the advantage Dublin TD's have? ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 16, 2016, 06:32:48 PM
And the feckers play at home all the time! :)

except for Ivor Callely, whose home was in Bantry.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 16, 2016, 06:50:48 PM
Ticket situation in Dublin is dire - I've never seen it as bad
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 16, 2016, 08:29:39 PM
Ticket situation in Dublin is dire - I've never seen it as bad

There is a funny text which has gone viral.

(I won't say what it was).

I forwarded it to a mate who is badly stuck and he replied 'f*ck off, I already rang that c***!'.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: winghalfback on September 16, 2016, 09:12:02 PM
It might have been stated on here before but £72 a ticket not much thought for austerity here. Just proves this is our greatest footballing Sunday of the year and it's turning into a corporate event more and more each year. I was offered a ticket needless to say I turned it down couldn't afford it and all that goes along with it.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 16, 2016, 10:23:11 PM
It might have been stated on here before but £72 a ticket not much thought for austerity here. Just proves this is our greatest footballing Sunday of the year and it's turning into a corporate event more and more each year. I was offered a ticket needless to say I turned it down couldn't afford it and all that goes along with it.

The Gas thing is that most clubs got 80 tickets and a chance to buy 20 more if they raised €2,000. To get around this with less work, a lot of clubs have decided to charge €100 per ticket! This raises the €2000 straight off (€20 x 100).
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 16, 2016, 11:49:43 PM
2015 All Ireland final ticket allocation 2014 final is in brackets.

County allocations: 59,516 (57,553)

Provinces: 355 (355)

Overseas: 472 (472)

Central Council and former Presidents: 792 (788)

Camogie: 140 (140)

Ladies Football: 100 (100)

Rounders and Handball: 212 (212)

Sponsors: 994 (947)

Press: 254 (254)

TV and Radio: 74 (74)

Schools and Educational Bodies: 2229 (2229)

Third Level: 240 (240)

Croke Park Residents: 200 (200)

Match Officials and National Referees Panel: 148 (128)

Health Bodies and Irish Sports Council: 60 (60)

Match Day/Vertigo/Minor teams: 148 (148)

Staff and Sub Committees: 708 (698)

Jubilee Teams: 70 (70)

Mini Games: 230 (230)

Term Tickets: 2703 (4144)

Season Tickets: 1833 (2436)

Number available for distribution: 71,478 (71,478)

Premium and Corporate: 10,528 (10, 528)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on September 17, 2016, 11:45:22 AM
If you are the kind of died in the wool, dedicated fan, that you think should be getting final tickets, (even though they don't attend all the games,) you should have no problem off loading your ticket onto someone else, who will pay you good money for it. Season tickets seats are usually the best in the ground. You'll have no trouble off loading them. In the league, you don't even need to get paid, as ST holders get in for free. You just need to get your card scanned, which is very easy to do. The whole thing is a no brainer.

Yes, different people have different income levels, but how are the GAA supposed to differentiate between them? Instigate means testing, show your dole card @ the ticket window, send your bank statement into your county board, along with your ticket stubbs? They can't process any of that kind of stuff, so the season ticket is the only fair way to do it.
I was always under the impression that season ticket holders were charged for every game including the league. If they are free as part of the season ticket package, that's fair enough.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: magpie seanie on September 17, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
Ticket situation in Dublin is dire - I've never seen it as bad


Same all over. I've done an unprecedented amount of digging and have nothing, not even a good lead. Only missed one including replays since 1993....not looking good.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 17, 2016, 01:55:26 PM
Ticket situation in Dublin is dire - I've never seen it as bad


Same all over. I've done an unprecedented amount of digging and have nothing, not even a good lead. Only missed one including replays since 1993....not looking good.

It hasnt improved either
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 17, 2016, 02:18:26 PM
Can never understand why people from  30 Counties  would pay €80 to see two other teams. ???
If ye want to be neutral at a big game in Croker go to a Semi Final - half the price and tickets usually available.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Avondhu star on September 17, 2016, 02:30:57 PM
What annoys me is watching the final on TV and seeing young kids there who spend the time counting the seagulls landing on the roof of the stands. How do families of five and six get these tickets anyway?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 17, 2016, 02:40:07 PM
If you are the kind of died in the wool, dedicated fan, that you think should be getting final tickets, (even though they don't attend all the games,) you should have no problem off loading your ticket onto someone else, who will pay you good money for it. Season tickets seats are usually the best in the ground. You'll have no trouble off loading them. In the league, you don't even need to get paid, as ST holders get in for free. You just need to get your card scanned, which is very easy to do. The whole thing is a no brainer.

Yes, different people have different income levels, but how are the GAA supposed to differentiate between them? Instigate means testing, show your dole card @ the ticket window, send your bank statement into your county board, along with your ticket stubbs? They can't process any of that kind of stuff, so the season ticket is the only fair way to do it.
I was always under the impression that season ticket holders were charged for every game including the league. If they are free as part of the season ticket package, that's fair enough.

Season tix are 100 for adults and 20 for kids. For that you get the 7 leagues matches, league semi's and finals plus first round of the championship. After that it is pay as you go with 5 euro discount off every ticket. From a money point of view it is barely worth it but if you get to an AI then it takes away all the stress. I got the league semi and final and the club final out of it so it probably did save me a few bob. Final tickets are generally good as well (i'm in 707 tomorrow)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: saffronandblue on September 17, 2016, 02:41:19 PM
By buying kids season tickets for 20 Euro and then drive those same kids to Cork, Kerry and Donegal etc. in February and March for league games, while others sit at home by nice warm fires having their Sunday roast etc.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 17, 2016, 02:41:28 PM
What annoys me is watching the final on TV and seeing young kids there who spend the time counting the seagulls landing on the roof of the stands. How do families of five and six get these tickets anyway?

Probably season tickets and if they have gone to 60% of the games then good luck to them !
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on September 17, 2016, 03:12:59 PM
If you are the kind of died in the wool, dedicated fan, that you think should be getting final tickets, (even though they don't attend all the games,) you should have no problem off loading your ticket onto someone else, who will pay you good money for it. Season tickets seats are usually the best in the ground. You'll have no trouble off loading them. In the league, you don't even need to get paid, as ST holders get in for free. You just need to get your card scanned, which is very easy to do. The whole thing is a no brainer.

Yes, different people have different income levels, but how are the GAA supposed to differentiate between them? Instigate means testing, show your dole card @ the ticket window, send your bank statement into your county board, along with your ticket stubbs? They can't process any of that kind of stuff, so the season ticket is the only fair way to do it.
I was always under the impression that season ticket holders were charged for every game including the league. If they are free as part of the season ticket package, that's fair enough.

Season tix are 100 for adults and 20 for kids. For that you get the 7 leagues matches, league semi's and finals plus first round of the championship. After that it is pay as you go with 5 euro discount off every ticket. From a money point of view it is barely worth it but if you get to an AI then it takes away all the stress. I got the league semi and final and the club final out of it so it probably did save me a few bob. Final tickets are generally good as well (i'm in 707 tomorrow)
So the league isn't free then. I might get one next year as the guarantee of good seats for every championship game is a big attraction. On the downside it charges you for not attending games in an utterly meaningless competition(anyone who says the League is otherwise, look how popular Davy is now with Clare fans).
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 17, 2016, 03:50:01 PM
If you are the kind of died in the wool, dedicated fan, that you think should be getting final tickets, (even though they don't attend all the games,) you should have no problem off loading your ticket onto someone else, who will pay you good money for it. Season tickets seats are usually the best in the ground. You'll have no trouble off loading them. In the league, you don't even need to get paid, as ST holders get in for free. You just need to get your card scanned, which is very easy to do. The whole thing is a no brainer.

Yes, different people have different income levels, but how are the GAA supposed to differentiate between them? Instigate means testing, show your dole card @ the ticket window, send your bank statement into your county board, along with your ticket stubbs? They can't process any of that kind of stuff, so the season ticket is the only fair way to do it.
I was always under the impression that season ticket holders were charged for every game including the league. If they are free as part of the season ticket package, that's fair enough.

Season tix are 100 for adults and 20 for kids. For that you get the 7 leagues matches, league semi's and finals plus first round of the championship. After that it is pay as you go with 5 euro discount off every ticket. From a money point of view it is barely worth it but if you get to an AI then it takes away all the stress. I got the league semi and final and the club final out of it so it probably did save me a few bob. Final tickets are generally good as well (i'm in 707 tomorrow)
So the league isn't free then. I might get one next year as the guarantee of good seats for every championship game is a big attraction. On the downside it charges you for not attending games in an utterly meaningless competition(anyone who says the League is otherwise, look how popular Davy is now with Clare fans).

I would argue that the dublin games in the league were far more competitive and entertaining than the leinster championship. I even opted out of the Leinster final (you are allowed one free opt out). You'll get into a league game for 10 euro if you buy the ticket in advance so the season ticket isn't good value as such. Unless your county has a genuine chance of an AI final then I don't think its worth it.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 17, 2016, 05:29:49 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 17, 2016, 05:48:32 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

if that's true then every mayo fan who hasn't a ticket should scream blue murder.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 17, 2016, 05:50:12 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

if that's true then every mayo fan who hasn't a ticket should scream blue murder.

Do I post inaccurate information? (aside my my ridiculous opinions)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 17, 2016, 05:52:16 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

if that's true then every mayo fan who hasn't a ticket should scream blue murder.

Do I post inaccurate information? (aside my my ridiculous opinions)

I don't doubt you but I'm stunned. This is the same county board that are forcing clubs to raise 2K to get extra tickets but yet they see fit to give that clown 2 tickets. You couldn't make it up.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 17, 2016, 06:23:15 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?
Didn't know that. An absolute disgrace
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Beffs on September 17, 2016, 06:37:18 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

That is an absolute disgrace.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 17, 2016, 06:40:43 PM
Don't mind Heffo, he's only winding ye up.  ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 17, 2016, 06:47:54 PM
Don't mind Heffo, he's only winding ye up.  ;)

How many S's in Gospel?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 17, 2016, 08:40:04 PM
I've two Nally that I'm looking to swap for two hill
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 17, 2016, 09:08:39 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

Senator Jim McGuinness?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: never kickt a ball on September 18, 2016, 08:36:52 PM
Oh no............ here we go again......

Will they be cheaper for the replay?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 18, 2016, 09:26:30 PM
Oh no............ here we go again......

Will they be cheaper for the replay?
They were reduced for the hurling replays of recent years so I would imagine so.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: orangeman on September 18, 2016, 10:49:46 PM
Oh no............ here we go again......

Will they be cheaper for the replay?

The final whistle had just sounded and a friend texted me looking for tickets for the replay. The early bird gets the worm.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: blanketattack on September 19, 2016, 10:25:52 AM
Hurling were reduced to €50 and €25 and 5000 €10 juvenile tickets were available.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 19, 2016, 12:45:27 PM
Hurling were reduced to €50 and €25 and 5000 €10 juvenile tickets were available.

Announced as 60 and 30 with a limited number of tickets for 10euro for U16s. Have to say that this smacks of pure greed. 50 would have more than enough.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: T Toatler on September 19, 2016, 10:01:57 PM
Got de email tonight. 60 for me and a tenner for the little lad. Very happy with that.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: blanketattack on September 20, 2016, 12:12:30 PM
Hurling were reduced to €50 and €25 and 5000 €10 juvenile tickets were available.

Announced as 60 and 30 with a limited number of tickets for 10euro for U16s. Have to say that this smacks of pure greed. 50 would have more than enough.

Had to pay full whack in 2000 but I didn't mind  :)
Recent hurling replays wouldn't have been full houses if prices were kept the same but football replay would be different.
One thing I like about replays is all the people who fly home for the one big game are gone so makes it much easier for the rest to get tickets
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 20, 2016, 12:18:31 PM
No minor match either.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: stiffler on September 20, 2016, 01:21:52 PM
Did anyone pick up a ticket outside the ground on Sunday ?

Seen plenty of people looking tickets , but no one selling.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: ziggy90 on September 20, 2016, 01:28:22 PM
Hurling were reduced to €50 and €25 and 5000 €10 juvenile tickets were available.

Announced as 60 and 30 with a limited number of tickets for 10euro for U16s. Have to say that this smacks of pure greed. 50 would have more than enough.

Had to pay full whack in 2000 but I didn't mind  :)
Recent hurling replays wouldn't have been full houses if prices were kept the same but football replay would be different.
One thing I like about replays is all the people who fly home for the one big game are gone so makes it much easier for the rest to get tickets

I know plenty who are going back again for "the one big match".
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 21, 2016, 08:29:12 AM
Hurling were reduced to €50 and €25 and 5000 €10 juvenile tickets were available.

Announced as 60 and 30 with a limited number of tickets for 10euro for U16s. Have to say that this smacks of pure greed. 50 would have more than enough.

Yeah All Mayo, loads and loads of Mayo people in Dublin, tis crazy. All the neutrals crying out for a Dublin defeat will be out if force again too.

Had to pay full whack in 2000 but I didn't mind  :)
Recent hurling replays wouldn't have been full houses if prices were kept the same but football replay would be different.
One thing I like about replays is all the people who fly home for the one big game are gone so makes it much easier for the rest to get tickets

I know plenty who are going back again for "the one big match".
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 08:51:58 AM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

Senator Jim McGuinness?

Last paragraph:

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/comment-any-spare-all-ireland-replay-ticket-for-the-selfobsessed-35066059.html
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: highorlow on September 21, 2016, 09:02:12 AM
http://www.joe.ie/sport/influential-dublin-gaa-fan-page-threaten-boycott-over-distribution-of-all-ireland-final-tickets/560967

This is like reading something from waterford whispers.  Is this Fennell lad for real?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 21, 2016, 09:18:11 AM
Saw that yesterday all right. He's basically saying what we all know about the 'general' Dublin mindset that CP is their home ground and how dare the culchies from that backwater of a place out West have as many fans in CP as them.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 09:19:56 AM
Saw that yesterday all right. He's basically saying what we all know about the 'general' Dublin mindset that CP is their home ground and how dare the culchies from that backwater of a place out West have as many fans in CP as them.

While I don't agree with them, the general issue is that returns from all other counties went mostly to Mayo - if the shoe were on the other foot, there would be hand wringing for weeks.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: intoDwest on September 21, 2016, 09:41:47 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 09:44:01 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on September 21, 2016, 09:54:46 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.
How were they redistributed to disadvantage Dublin?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 09:56:56 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.
How were they redistributed to disadvantage Dublin?

Was there something unclear about my first post?

Or do you mean specifically how were they physically distributed?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 21, 2016, 10:00:24 AM
Mayo definitely outnumbered Dublin, how did they get more tickets? I thought Dublin had the largest season ticket numbers?

Dublin outnumbered 2/1, where did all the blow ins come from, who are these people?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: intoDwest on September 21, 2016, 10:07:20 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on September 21, 2016, 10:12:49 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.
How were they redistributed to disadvantage Dublin?

Was there something unclear about my first post?

Or do you mean specifically how were they physically distributed?
What sort of tickets numbers are you talking about? Provincial councils and counties don't get a massive allocation. Most of the neutral tickets go directly to clubs and other units.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: straightred on September 21, 2016, 10:12:55 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.

Do tickets really get sent back. I find that hard to believe given that you can hardly walk down the street without someone asking you for a ticket. I think its much more likely that mayo fans got their act together earlier and better regarding tickets. I know a few dubs who simply got caught out. They thought they'd rock into town on Sunday morning and get sorted out.

I also think Dublin fans need to let it go regarding their so called rights on the hill. Country counties are every bit as entitled to cheaper tickets. In fact you could argue that they are more entitled as a day out in Croker is much more expensive for them (but that's worthy of a separate thread).

Finally - I think (but could stand corrected) that season tickets come out of that counties allocations. That means for example significantly less tickets for the Dublin clubs
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 10:14:49 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 10:21:57 AM
I would imagine that because Mayo were in the final a week before Dublin it gave a better chance for mayo people to put the speak in with other people for tickets. I know thats what we did the moment the semi final was over, any contact that we had was rang and asked for tickets and any spares that we had would only be passed on to Mayo people

I'm not referring to Paddy Joe texting his friend - I'm talking about the redistribution of tickets from Counties and Provincial councils.

Do tickets really get sent back. I find that hard to believe given that you can hardly walk down the street without someone asking you for a ticket. I think its much more likely that mayo fans got their act together earlier and better regarding tickets. I know a few dubs who simply got caught out. They thought they'd rock into town on Sunday morning and get sorted out.

I also think Dublin fans need to let it go regarding their so called rights on the hill. Country counties are every bit as entitled to cheaper tickets. In fact you could argue that they are more entitled as a day out in Croker is much more expensive for them (but that's worthy of a separate thread).

Finally - I think (but could stand corrected) that season tickets come out of that counties allocations. That means for example significantly less tickets for the Dublin clubs

Tickets do get sent back - how do you think clubs in competing counties get an allocation on say the Thursday before the game and then additional tranches? It's absolutely standard practice.

I don't feel Dublin should have any exclusive access to the Hill, some Mayo clubs however were trying to swap their Hill allocation for Stand with Dublin clubs.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 21, 2016, 10:32:01 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 10:36:25 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on September 21, 2016, 10:38:17 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
Again, what sort of numbers are you talking about here?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 21, 2016, 10:46:55 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
you keep saying that but it seems to be something you have picked out of the air what county board allocations?  my understanding is that clubs all over the country get an allocation, these tickets are then  either returned to central council or used by the club ( more often then not these find there way to the competing counties on ''contacts'' basis) i found a breakdown of the 2011 final distribution and provincial councils got a total of 355 tickets.  if each county board gets a separate allocation there is no mention of it.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 10:48:30 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
Again, what sort of numbers are you talking about here?

As I'm not a Provincial or county Secretary I can't give you an exact figure but going on what I know - it would be approximately 7,500-10,000 depending on the teams involved
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AZOffaly on September 21, 2016, 10:50:08 AM
7,500-10,000 what? Returns? I can't see that heffo. Jaysus tickets for the football were like hens teeth, and I'd say everyone took their allocation and they were flying all over the country. I'd be amazed if there was a significant return of tickets for re-distribution.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 10:52:38 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
you keep saying that but it seems to be something you have picked out of the air what county board allocations?  my understanding is that clubs all over the country get an allocation, these tickets are then  either returned to central council or used by the club ( more often then not these find there way to the competing counties on ''contacts'' basis) i found a breakdown of the 2011 final distribution and provincial councils got a total of 355 tickets. if each county board gets a separate allocation there is no mention of it.

I'm sure the IOC's ticket report doesn't mention that Pat Hickey has 500 opening ceremony tickets either for the Olympics.

Where do you think the Mayo County board for example got two discretionary tickets to give to the FG Senator. Every key person in the GAA gets a serious amount of 'walking around' tickets and they are then given out by those people in the same way positions on state boards etc are allocated. This thread is going towards a dreary conclusion though so I'm out.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on September 21, 2016, 10:59:19 AM
"paddy joe" might have friends who are involved with county boards and clubs all over the country. Every club gets tickets, every senior county footballer gets 2 tickets if they want them and they can distribute them to anyone they want. Mayo just had a weeks head start in the asking

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils

 even if that were true and there is no evidence that it is don't think those allocations would amount to any significant amount.
when we played donegal in 2012 we were well out numbered mainly because they had the extra week plus i think we thought we would source them easy enough due to mayo peoples natural networking abilities!! we were caught out but i think we all made sure it didn't happen again. plus the more finals you are in the better you get at it.
perhaps the Dublin fans much like their team were just a bit complacent this year.

Again, I'm not referring to local arrangements between fellas knowing each other, I'm talking about the redistribution from county boards and provincial councils
Again, what sort of numbers are you talking about here?

As I'm not a Provincial or county Secretary I can't give you an exact figure but going on what I know - it would be approximately 7,500-10,000 depending on the teams involved
And the arrangement is typically that the vast majority of these get passed straight on to the clubs, maybe 2-4 tickets each. The county board might withhold an allocation until some outstanding fee is paid up by the club. Other go to referees, officials etc. They pretty much all get passed on to some targeted person or group first before any horse trading takes place.
Are you suggesting that counties shunted a heap of them over to Mayo without giving their own members and units a sniff of them?


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 11:00:55 AM
7,500-10,000 what? Returns? I can't see that heffo. Jaysus tickets for the football were like hens teeth, and I'd say everyone took their allocation and they were flying all over the country. I'd be amazed if there was a significant return of tickets for re-distribution.

My final contribution - where do you think approx 100 x clubs in Dublin get 2/3 additional ticket tranches as last as Sunday morning of the same varying between 70-170 depending on the club?

They get them from other county boards and provincial councils.

Or maybe John Costello is in the same WhatsApp groups as these cute Mayo hoors texting all their friends as soon as the semi-final is over
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 21, 2016, 11:05:09 AM
the mayo county board get the whole mayo allocation that's where those tickets came from. also comparing the mayo county board to pat hickey is grossly unfair on pat hickey, our boys male him look like an alter  boy, ''allegedly''.

even if every county board got 50 tickets for themselves along with the provincial council allocation it only comes to around 2000. plus I'm pretty sure all these county board members who get all these tickets would be leaned upon by contacts in the competing counties to sort them out.

the notion that all the other county boards are sending secret allocations of tickets to mayo on the QT is a bit daft to be honest.



Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 11:06:11 AM
the notion that all the other county boards are sending secret allocations of tickets to mayo on the QT is a bit daft to be honest.

I never said there was anything secret about it
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 21, 2016, 11:08:37 AM
7,500-10,000 what? Returns? I can't see that heffo. Jaysus tickets for the football were like hens teeth, and I'd say everyone took their allocation and they were flying all over the country. I'd be amazed if there was a significant return of tickets for re-distribution.

My final contribution - where do you think approx 100 x clubs in Dublin get 2/3 additional ticket tranches as last as Sunday morning of the same varying between 70-170 depending on the club?

They get them from other county boards and provincial councils.

Or maybe John Costello is in the same WhatsApp groups as these cute Mayo hoors texting all their friends as soon as the semi-final is over

sorry we may be talking at cross purposes a bit here, you are referring to county boards returning tickets, i think its the individual clubs that return the tickets not the county boards, i thought you were talking about county boards getting a separate allowence of thousands of tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 21, 2016, 11:18:07 AM
7,500-10,000 what? Returns? I can't see that heffo. Jaysus tickets for the football were like hens teeth, and I'd say everyone took their allocation and they were flying all over the country. I'd be amazed if there was a significant return of tickets for re-distribution.

My final contribution - where do you think approx 100 x clubs in Dublin get 2/3 additional ticket tranches as last as Sunday morning of the same varying between 70-170 depending on the club?

They get them from other county boards and provincial councils.

Or maybe John Costello is in the same WhatsApp groups as these cute Mayo hoors texting all their friends as soon as the semi-final is over
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just on this point and its separate to what we are discussing really.
i have always been a bit confused by this, the same happens in mayo and to be honest i smell a rat. i have made many inquires about how these tickets appear very late in the day and i get vague answers abut returns etc but it doesn't add up, i never get the same story twice.

as far as i can see one of two things are happening.
A. the clubs are withholding tickets early on from their own membership, lying about their initial allocation and then releasing them at the last minute when it transpires they don't need them for what ever reason they thought they might. there are actually many valid reason why they might do this.
B. the county board are doing the same thing on a grander scale holding back large number of tickets  initially to be distributed later again there are a myriad of reasons why they might do this most of which  but not all come down to cronynisim and politics.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 21, 2016, 11:26:46 AM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

Senator Jim McGuinness?

Last paragraph:

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/comment-any-spare-all-ireland-replay-ticket-for-the-selfobsessed-35066059.html

She shouldn't have been given a ticket. You have the high moral ground on this one, if, you are certain that the Dublin CB didn't give tickets to someone equally undeserving.  :D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on September 21, 2016, 11:32:58 AM
Holding back tickets would be common practice. You'd have to see what big wigs and VIPs may rock up at the last minute looking to go. Imagine if Bono or Michelle Mulherin came to you in a flap looking for one and you'd given them all to the clubs.
After that you need to know how what the final allocation to each club is and give them all in the one go and at the same time.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AZOffaly on September 21, 2016, 11:38:48 AM
7,500-10,000 what? Returns? I can't see that heffo. Jaysus tickets for the football were like hens teeth, and I'd say everyone took their allocation and they were flying all over the country. I'd be amazed if there was a significant return of tickets for re-distribution.

My final contribution - where do you think approx 100 x clubs in Dublin get 2/3 additional ticket tranches as last as Sunday morning of the same varying between 70-170 depending on the club?

They get them from other county boards and provincial councils.

Or maybe John Costello is in the same WhatsApp groups as these cute Mayo hoors texting all their friends as soon as the semi-final is over

heffo, I'm not arguing with you here, I'm just genuinely stunned if this is the case, and I do find it, literally, incredible. IF you are saying that 100 clubs in Dublin received even 70 tickets on Sunday Morning, that's 7,000 returns. And you said Mayo received more of this, which is at least another 7,000. That means (if I'm understanding you right) that at least 14,000 tickets were sent back from non-competing counties?

I was under the impression that non-competing counties get approx 2 tickets per club each. So in Tipperary's case that would be about 200 tickets max. Given that there were 4 competing counties (I think the minor counties get 1,000 tickets allocated, or at least that's the 'extra' Tipp got for the hurling this year) that would leave 28 counties getting 200-500 tickets each (at a real stretch). That's a total of 14,0000 right there. Now if these returns are excluding Corporates etc, and we exclude the foreign units who also get tickets (and DO return a lot), you are saying that basically every single ticket allocated to non-competing counties got returned. That's obviously crazy, so where am I going wrong? Am I underestimating the amount of tickets allocated to non-competing counties? Or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: highorlow on September 21, 2016, 11:46:13 AM
I haven't read the full thread so my point may have been picked up on.

Having got the jump on Kerry and Dublin for the final spot that would allow the CB / Mayo Clubs to do a major amount of Hurling swaps. This happens all the time I'm sure.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: AZOffaly on September 21, 2016, 11:52:05 AM
Yeah, and that's why I'm not sure what heffo is actually saying. I know that Tipperary frequently arrange a swap with football counties for hurling tickets. But I thought heffo is saying that basically 14,000 (at least) tickets were sent back to Croke Park for 'redistribution' from non-competing counties who didn't want/need their allocation. Maybe I'm picking him up wrong, but if he says 100 Dub Clubs got 70-170 such 'redistributed' tickets in a few tranches, then that in itself (even at the low figure of 70) is 7,000 tickets. Given that he said Mayo received 'more' of these redistributions, then that's at least 14,000 returns from Counties/Provincial Councils. So either they get far, far more than the 2-4 tickets per club that I had understood (which wouldn't even average out at 500 per county) or else there's something I'm not understanding from what heffo is saying.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: heffo on September 21, 2016, 12:06:07 PM
That Senator from Mayo was given two tickets on Tuesday last by the Mayo county board - this has been reported hasnt it?

Senator Jim McGuinness?

Last paragraph:

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/comment-any-spare-all-ireland-replay-ticket-for-the-selfobsessed-35066059.html

She shouldn't have been given a ticket. You have the high moral ground on this one, if, you are certain that the Dublin CB didn't give tickets to someone equally undeserving.  :D

I'm not making any judgement on it, I was only letting ye know.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tyrone Dreamer on September 21, 2016, 01:56:35 PM
I honestly believe Heffo is making up things to try and back up his argument. There usually is some late returns probably from clubs outside of Ireland that are distributed late in the week to each of the counties. I'd be surprised if there was too many for this final but could have been a few.

There is no way there was 7000 and absolutely no way there was double that. I think Heffo was arguing that Mayo got them all originally but he's now saying the Dubs got some too so no idea exactly what is point is.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: oakleafgael on September 21, 2016, 01:58:48 PM
I honestly believe Heffo is making up things to try and back up his argument. There usually is some late returns probably from clubs outside of Ireland that are distributed late in the week to each of the counties. I'd be surprised if there was too many for this final but could have been a few.

There is no way there was 7000 and absolutely no way there was double that. I think Heffo was arguing that Mayo got them all originally but he's now saying the Dubs got some too so no idea exactly what is point is.

Heffo is well able to speak for himself but he has been around here along time and never before been anything but 100% straight.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: ashman on September 21, 2016, 02:43:42 PM
Mayo folk are involved in Dublin clubs and I assume many were lucky in lottery.  Also there are a lot of Mayo people scattered all over the country who are involved in clubs.  The same applies in the Uk and the US .

Also a lot of neutrals were cheering for the underdog.  Finally the Dublin support seemed muted and probably expectant .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 21, 2016, 03:24:58 PM
Get up the yard, Heffo!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on September 21, 2016, 03:29:59 PM
Lookit, Heffo was the authorised retailer and I was just minding the 14,000 tickets that he sold me, for a tenner.

Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 21, 2016, 04:12:09 PM
I heard the Brazilian police sent back 12000.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 21, 2016, 11:04:46 PM
http://www.joe.ie/sport/influential-dublin-gaa-fan-page-threaten-boycott-over-distribution-of-all-ireland-final-tickets/560967

This is like reading something from waterford whispers.  Is this Fennell lad for real?

Jesus, yer man is some clown  ;D ;D ;D ;D Although about what you'd expect on joe.ie

For a start

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He said he knew of individuals and families that went to all of Dublin's games this year and couldn't get a ticket to the final on Sunday. Fennell called for the GAA to introduce a "rewards system" so that the most loyal fans don't miss out on the biggest game of the year.

A rewards system, good idea. Oh, what's this.....

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The GAA Season Ticket rewards supporters who attend 60% or more of the total number of matches their county plays in the National League and All-Ireland Championship in a season with a ticket for the All-Ireland Final, but Fennell said that many supporters he knew weren't able to afford it.

I think he needs to check up on how the ST works - all these fans he knows of that went to all of Dublin's games would actually save money by buying the ST works.

Anyway, if any GAABoarders have spare tickets knocking about, be sure to post it on the Mayo page first  :)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 22, 2016, 12:23:27 AM
I laughed at that too, these lads that were at all the games but couldn't get a final ticket and simultaneously couldn't afford to buy a season ticket.
Maybe it was the tenner they paid from Roscommon to Carrick that put them over the edge.

Its a good job they don't say for water, or health, or travel or rent
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on September 22, 2016, 05:52:00 AM
Obviously if someone's going to all the games they should get a season ticket but it's a system could be improved too. If you go to 60% of the games you'll get your final ticket but you'll be charged for 95% of the games including the 35% you can't attend. That might be an insignificant cost to some, but would rule out the season ticket as an option for others. It's becoming more exclusively middle class to follow your team all the way through the season. You have to fork out for Sky Sports too if you want to follow all the games, and listen to commentary/analysis that doesn't give you brain damage. A day at the Galway races is a cheaper option than going to a  Galway hurling match, even if you never picked a winner.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 22, 2016, 08:21:59 AM
Is there is a limit on the GAA ticket, thought Dublins was maxed out with the PP pass and GAA ticket is around 10k or so?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Crete Boom on September 22, 2016, 08:28:32 AM
Is there is a limit on the GAA ticket, thought Dublins was maxed out with the PP pass and GAA ticket is around 10k or so?

Mayo and Dublin are the only two counties to have reached the limit on the GAA season ticket and there is a waiting list for both. The Parnell Pass and Cairde Maigh Eo schemes are controlled by the County Boards so I don't know what is the story with them!


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 22, 2016, 11:04:51 AM
You have to understand that there are people in Dublin who think the first round of the Leinster championship is the start of their season.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Canalman on September 22, 2016, 11:14:55 AM
You have to understand that there are people in Dublin who think the first round of the Leinster championship is the start of their season.


And people in Meath  who think it is the end of their own season. 


Sorry , couldn't resist.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on September 22, 2016, 11:48:24 AM
Our goal at the start of the year was to win the O'Byrne Cup.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 22, 2016, 11:51:08 AM
Heard it all now, 14000 returns.

About 26,000 tickets go around the country to the non competing Counties so I'm fairly sure clubs are getting a lot more than 2 tickets each. From what I know there's a lot more Mayo people involved around the Country then Dubs and there's certainly a lot Mayo people involved in clubs around the world then Dubs, this is one reason why they might have got their hands on more tickets then the Dubs.

Some delegates have access to far too many tickets which leads to tickets been handed out the wrong type of people. I have no idea why someone thinks it fair for a delegate to have somewhere between 15-20 tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tubberman on September 22, 2016, 12:12:49 PM
Season tickets out today, and can be printed this time which is handier.
Moved from 311 to 308 as well, so that's an improvement!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: mayo.mick on September 22, 2016, 09:09:15 PM
Is there is a limit on the GAA ticket, thought Dublins was maxed out with the PP pass and GAA ticket is around 10k or so?

Mayo and Dublin are the only two counties to have reached the limit on the GAA season ticket and there is a waiting list for both. The Parnell Pass and Cairde Maigh Eo schemes are controlled by the County Boards so I don't know what is the story with them!

Cairde was taken over by Croke PArk last year, used to be run by Mayo CB when it came out in 2012. Hill 16 and the lower & upper Cusack season tickets are also run by Croke Park. Not sure about the Parnell Pass, is that run by DCB?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: mrhardyannual on September 27, 2016, 12:33:26 AM
Heard it all now, 14000 returns.

About 26,000 tickets go around the country to the non competing Counties so I'm fairly sure clubs are getting a lot more than 2 tickets each. From what I know there's a lot more Mayo people involved around the Country then Dubs and there's certainly a lot Mayo people involved in clubs around the world then Dubs, this is one reason why they might have got their hands on more tickets then the Dubs.

Some delegates have access to far too many tickets which leads to tickets been handed out the wrong type of people. I have no idea why someone thinks it fair for a delegate to have somewhere between 15-20 tickets.

Mayo club delegates to County Board receive two tickets. Same is true for principal club officers unless they take additional ticketets from the club tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Keepthefaith93 on September 27, 2016, 12:50:07 PM
I have 2 tickets for the replay on Sat but have 2 boys aged 6 and 4. Would there be any chance that the youngest would be allowed to sit on my knee?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 27, 2016, 12:55:36 PM
Heard it all now, 14000 returns.

About 26,000 tickets go around the country to the non competing Counties so I'm fairly sure clubs are getting a lot more than 2 tickets each. From what I know there's a lot more Mayo people involved around the Country then Dubs and there's certainly a lot Mayo people involved in clubs around the world then Dubs, this is one reason why they might have got their hands on more tickets then the Dubs.

Some delegates have access to far too many tickets which leads to tickets been handed out the wrong type of people. I have no idea why someone thinks it fair for a delegate to have somewhere between 15-20 tickets.

Mayo club delegates to County Board receive two tickets. Same is true for principal club officers unless they take additional ticketets from the club tickets.

Apologies I was a bit unclear, I meant provincial council officers.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on September 27, 2016, 01:56:19 PM
I have 2 tickets for the replay on Sat but have 2 boys aged 6 and 4. Would there be any chance that the youngest would be allowed to sit on my knee?
The official line is "Absolutely not"

Probably not tested a whole lot, given so few sell-outs and kids tickets so cheap.

I tried it and got away with it for premium seats in NFL finals a number of years ago (the year it was Armagh v Wexford in A and Monaghan v Meath in B). I'd 4 prem tickets, and there were 4 adults and 1 small child.
There was a big rigmarole before they finally relented and I was told in no uncertain terms not to try it ever again.  And I won't!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on September 27, 2016, 02:56:55 PM
I have 2 tickets for the replay on Sat but have 2 boys aged 6 and 4. Would there be any chance that the youngest would be allowed to sit on my knee?

 
Your problem will be at the turnstile. Nobody (not even kids) is allowed in without a ticket! that's the official line (and it's fairly strictly implemented from what I can see).

IF (and I'd be amazed if you did) but IF you got the 4 year old in without a ticket you probably wouldn't get 'much' hassle from the stewards unless the lad on your lap was obstructing the view of somebody beside or behind you.


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Bearded One on September 27, 2016, 03:00:51 PM
Depends on the individual at the turnstile. I went through the last day and the young girl was looking at her phone, don't know if she even scanned the ticket properly. There might have been 3 of us going through and I don't think she would have passed any remarks.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Canalman on September 28, 2016, 10:38:50 AM
Seems even worse here for tickets in Dublin for the replay. Honestly, don't know a single person who has one yet bar the two Mayo girls in the job who have them without breaking a sweat.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 28, 2016, 10:51:07 AM
I have 2 tickets for the replay on Sat but have 2 boys aged 6 and 4. Would there be any chance that the youngest would be allowed to sit on my knee?

 
Your problem will be at the turnstile. Nobody (not even kids) is allowed in without a ticket! that's the official line (and it's fairly strictly implemented from what I can see).

IF (and I'd be amazed if you did) but IF you got the 4 year old in without a ticket you probably wouldn't get 'much' hassle from the stewards unless the lad on your lap was obstructing the view of somebody beside or behind you.



do you have a big Coat?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on September 28, 2016, 10:56:32 AM
I have 2 tickets for the replay on Sat but have 2 boys aged 6 and 4. Would there be any chance that the youngest would be allowed to sit on my knee?

 
Your problem will be at the turnstile. Nobody (not even kids) is allowed in without a ticket! that's the official line (and it's fairly strictly implemented from what I can see).

IF (and I'd be amazed if you did) but IF you got the 4 year old in without a ticket you probably wouldn't get 'much' hassle from the stewards unless the lad on your lap was obstructing the view of somebody beside or behind you.



do you have a big Coat?

Or a decent sized rucksack!!! ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 28, 2016, 04:34:46 PM
Word on the street is all extra tickets from the minors went to Mayo, GAA want them to win big time.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 28, 2016, 05:09:41 PM
I hear Mayowestros got 45,000 tickets (incl 10k Hill 16) and Dublin 17,000 (3k Hill)
The Mayowestros stand tickets cost €40 and the Dublin ones €60.
Any more urban myths? :D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: mrhardyannual on September 28, 2016, 06:50:39 PM
I hear Mayowestros got 45,000 tickets (incl 10k Hill 16) and Dublin 17,000 (3k Hill)
The Mayowestros stand tickets cost €40 and the Dublin ones €60.
Any more urban myths? :D
Lee Keegan printed 20,000 tickets while holding on to young Diarmuid for Mrs Connolly. #ThingsLeedid
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 28, 2016, 07:01:17 PM
Looks a lot easier this time.
I found it funny dubs crying about mayo people only selling tickets to other mayo people. I'd sooner tear the ticket up than give it to a dub
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 28, 2016, 07:28:16 PM
Word on the street is all extra tickets from the minors went to Mayo, GAA want them to win big time.

Well suck it up - about time ye were out-numbered in Croker and got a bit of your own medicine! :P
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: cuconnacht on September 28, 2016, 10:24:42 PM
Word on the street is all extra tickets from the minors went to Mayo, GAA want them to win big time.

Well suck it up - about time ye were out-numbered in Croker and got a bit of your own medicine! :P
Too true.
FTB;you stuck up a plan of CP seats somewhere,is there any for anyother worldwide stadia ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: blanketattack on September 28, 2016, 10:59:52 PM
Every former Dublin player got two tickets if they gave an interview where they gave out about Lee Keegan's treatment of Diarmuid Connolly, so that's half of Dublin's allocation accounted for.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 29, 2016, 09:07:23 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Lar Naparka on September 29, 2016, 09:25:31 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Bejaysus, you must have had some night. last night! ;D
Head must be a bit sore right now.
Have you add idea how much it costs fans in Mayo to come to Dublin for a game?
 Especially when you throw in the missus and a couple of kids.
The average Dub wouldn't spend as much in a year and that includes the obligatory stop off at Meagher's pub in Fairview first, before arriving late and stumbling up the steps to The Hill.
Of course the rest of the civilised world (including Roscommon) are desperate for a Mayo win.
Why wouldn't they when yiz are trying to pass yizzer selves of as being no different to any other county, even though Dublin's population is ten times that of Mayo!
G'wan, get a carton of cold milk and down the hatch with it.
Best cure for a hangover there is.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Lar Naparka on September 29, 2016, 09:26:02 AM
Every former Dublin player got two tickets if they gave an interview where they gave out about Lee Keegan's treatment of Diarmuid Connolly, so that's half of Dublin's allocation accounted for.
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 29, 2016, 09:30:21 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Hi Barry.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 29, 2016, 09:43:48 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Hi Barry.

 ;D Bravo.

Jaysus lads your very touchy over in the west. Enjoy the winning celebrations in Castlebar hosted by Enda.

We will back next year.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Canalman on September 29, 2016, 10:21:35 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Bejaysus, you must have had some night. last night! ;D
Head must be a bit sore right now.
Have you add idea how much it costs fans in Mayo to come to Dublin for a game?
 Especially when you throw in the missus and a couple of kids.
The average Dub wouldn't spend as much in a year and that includes the obligatory stop off at Meagher's pub in Fairview first, before arriving late and stumbling up the steps to The Hill.
Of course the rest of the civilised world (including Roscommon) are desperate for a Mayo win.
Why wouldn't they when yiz are trying to pass yizzer selves of as being no different to any other county, even though Dublin's population is ten times that of Mayo!
G'wan, get a carton of cold milk and down the hatch with it.
Best cure for a hangover there is.


Probably a difference of say E50  petrol expenses Larnaparka I would say. Maybe an additional E10 on top for parking.


Ticket prices the same for everyone as are the price of a pint or cost of a meal if you so choose. Packed lunch would reduce the cost alot.


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: The Aristocrat on September 29, 2016, 11:14:44 AM
Yeah all the Mayo blow in fans, where were all the Mayo fans v Tipp.

The GAA desperate for Mayo to win this, desperate, the country is desperate.

Anyway, I have my tickets, enjoy the game lads.
Bejaysus, you must have had some night. last night! ;D
Head must be a bit sore right now.
Have you add idea how much it costs fans in Mayo to come to Dublin for a game?
 Especially when you throw in the missus and a couple of kids.
The average Dub wouldn't spend as much in a year and that includes the obligatory stop off at Meagher's pub in Fairview first, before arriving late and stumbling up the steps to The Hill.
Of course the rest of the civilised world (including Roscommon) are desperate for a Mayo win.
Why wouldn't they when yiz are trying to pass yizzer selves of as being no different to any other county, even though Dublin's population is ten times that of Mayo!
G'wan, get a carton of cold milk and down the hatch with it.
Best cure for a hangover there is.


Probably a difference of say E50  petrol expenses Larnaparka I would say. Maybe an additional E10 on top for parking.


Ticket prices the same for everyone as are the price of a pint or cost of a meal if you so choose. Packed lunch would reduce the cost alot.

Exactly, its not a trek to outer Mongolia which they make it out to be.

Keep hearing the population factor, please stop telling people to live in the capital and live somewhere else yeah, also Dublin is full of Mayo, lots of flags around the place, send them home will we.

People need to show more cop on and get on more.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 29, 2016, 06:39:39 PM
Any Mayo Clubs handed out their tickets yet?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: ballinaman on September 29, 2016, 06:46:04 PM
Any Mayo Clubs handed out their tickets yet?
Stephenites tonight at 10pm.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Buttofthehill on September 29, 2016, 08:10:44 PM
Hi all,

I have a Hill ticket for myself through the Parnell Park Scheme. I also have an upper hogan which I'm looking to swap for another Hill if there's any takers.

Feel free to private msg.

Thanks.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: whitey on September 29, 2016, 08:42:49 PM
Tickets in Mayo seem to be in shorter supply than the last time
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 29, 2016, 09:04:31 PM
Tickets in Mayo seem to be in shorter supply than the last time

I was about to say the opposite! Friends who were struggling to get a ticket the last time are ending up with two or more this time!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: whitey on September 29, 2016, 09:09:24 PM
Tickets in Mayo seem to be in shorter supply than the last time

I was about to say the opposite! Friends who were struggling to get a ticket the last time are ending up with two or more this time!

Someone who got a stand last time got a Nally Terrace. Someone who got a Nally Terrace last time got nothing this time
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on September 30, 2016, 09:59:28 AM
My club (medium sized) in Dublin distributed 50 tickets in their public draw to members for the first match, and distributed 50 in the draw for the replay.

My friend's (big) club in Dublin distributed 90 tickets in their public draw for the first match, and distributed 180 tickets in their draw for the replay. 

Plenty of mysterious ways tickets get distributed...

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: westbound on September 30, 2016, 11:25:28 AM
Does anyone know if a davin stand ticket holder will be allowed access through a cusack stand turnstile?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on September 30, 2016, 11:26:39 AM
i greatly doubt it.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: sid waddell on September 30, 2016, 04:14:37 PM

Plenty of mysterious ways tickets get distributed...
Johnny have a talk
With your sister real soon
Tell her she won't be there
Unless she stands out from noon
You were looking all around
Saying you're a fan
You've been asking away
For just one Hogan Stand

Look
There's nothing
They let you down
Make sure you'll be there, just
Get in the ground

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
They move in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
They move in mysterious ways

Johnny stands at Quinn's
With his sister in the rain
Let her talk about the tickets
You can't obtain
As fans wheel and deal
Beg, borrow and steal
If you want to get a ticket
Better learn how to kneel (on your knees boy!)

She's afraid
She's gonna cry
That promised ticket was a lie...

It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
They move in mysterious ways
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
They move in mysterious ways

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Bord na Mona man on October 01, 2016, 09:02:37 AM
http://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/all-ireland-final-rita-96-who-lives-doors-from-croker-gets-tickets-for-her-firstever-match-35094839.html

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Asal Mor on October 01, 2016, 12:34:17 PM
http://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/all-ireland-final-rita-96-who-lives-doors-from-croker-gets-tickets-for-her-firstever-match-35094839.html
Nice story and fair play to the GAA for sorting her out.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jinxy on October 01, 2016, 02:32:41 PM
For once, I'm with Woolly on this one.  ;D

https://twitter.com/Woolberto/status/782170893204193280 (https://twitter.com/Woolberto/status/782170893204193280)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: maigheo on October 01, 2016, 03:45:52 PM
almost as bad as giving Michelle 2 comp tickets for the drawn game,tho it was the Mayo co. board responsible for that deed
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Fuzzman on October 05, 2016, 12:22:25 PM
Has anyone ever bought a ticket on AI final day to realise it had been cancelled?

A friend of a friend bought a premium ticket on Sat for €80 and when he tried to go in they told him it had been cancelled and re-issued.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on October 05, 2016, 02:54:20 PM
Has anyone ever bought a ticket on AI final day to realise it had been cancelled?

A friend of a friend bought a premium ticket on Sat for €80 and when he tried to go in they told him it had been cancelled and re-issued.

The seat number on the ticket would correspond to a name. He may have been the subject of a deliberate fraud, but not a very smart one given the previous sentence. I would definitely pursue it with Croke Park and maybe the cops, if it was me.

BTW the face value for a Premium is €150.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on October 05, 2016, 03:57:02 PM
Has anyone ever bought a ticket on AI final day to realise it had been cancelled?

A friend of a friend bought a premium ticket on Sat for €80 and when he tried to go in they told him it had been cancelled and re-issued.
are they available one a once off basis? i though they were all on a multi year basis
The seat number on the ticket would correspond to a name. He may have been the subject of a deliberate fraud, but not a very smart one given the previous sentence. I would definitely pursue it with Croke Park and maybe the cops, if it was me.

BTW the face value for a Premium is €150.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Fuzzman on October 06, 2016, 10:31:42 AM
Yeah I was wondering had the ticket owner reported it stolen and got a new one re-issued but went and sold it anyway.

How do you mean Ros? At the start of the year you are given a booklet with all the tickets for the year and you tear them off and use them for whatever games you go to.
Yeah I recommended that he bring it up with the premium people.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: guy crouchback on October 06, 2016, 01:34:35 PM
did he buy it off a tout? why would anyone thing that a premium level ticket being sold for substantially less then its face value on AIF day be legit?
if he still has it and if it ever existed he would still have it i suppose then it can easily be traced to the person who originally purchased it, I'm sure Priomh will be interested in finding out if one of its members is touting tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: muppet on October 06, 2016, 01:39:58 PM
Yeah I was wondering had the ticket owner reported it stolen and got a new one re-issued but went and sold it anyway.

How do you mean Ros? At the start of the year you are given a booklet with all the tickets for the year and you tear them off and use them for whatever games you go to.
Yeah I recommended that he bring it up with the premium people.

There is also the possibility that it was a copy or photoshop job.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 28, 2021, 09:33:30 PM
Willing to pay over the odds if anyone knows anybody ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on August 28, 2021, 10:40:49 PM
Does anyone know if a davin stand ticket holder will be allowed access through a cusack stand turnstile?

Definitely no.
Had a Cusack ticket for Dublin match, would usually be allowed through davin entrance. Weren’t the last day
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on August 28, 2021, 10:43:07 PM
Willing to pay over the odds if anyone knows anybody ?

Likewise! Long time going with season ticket but that’s out the window now
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: An Watcher on August 28, 2021, 10:58:19 PM
How many will be allowed in?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Captain Obvious on August 28, 2021, 11:30:48 PM
How many will be allowed in?
40,000. County allocations 12,000 each the rest going to sponsors and corporate partners.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 29, 2021, 07:54:05 AM
How many will be allowed in?
40,000. County allocations 12,000 each the rest going to sponsors and corporate partners.

Mayo have over 10,000. Just over 5,000 distributed to clubs.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 07:19:04 AM
Whispers there will be a meeting this morning to discuss the possibility of adding 10k to the attendance .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on August 30, 2021, 08:58:31 AM
Be very careful with the tickets and where you get them, seen at least 4 people on hurling final day at my line alone being turned away at the turnstile with either a ticket that was already used, or a fake…

Some where going up with a print out page, where tickets sent via email?

Also they had ran out out of the programs, I mean wtf! They were only needing 40,000 to be printed
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on August 30, 2021, 09:25:37 AM
Whispers there will be a meeting this morning to discuss the possibility of adding 10k to the attendance .

Have Mayo not already been allocated tickets? Given the way they try to space everyone out it's hard to see how they could do it at this stage. Plus after the complaints around the hurling final it would be highly unlikely.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 09:29:43 AM
Whispers there will be a meeting this morning to discuss the possibility of adding 10k to the attendance .

Have Mayo not already been allocated tickets? Given the way they try to space everyone out it's hard to see how they could do it at this stage. Plus after the complaints around the hurling final it would be highly unlikely.

I would of thought that but I'm only posting what a few people have said late last night but shur I've no way of knowing if there is any truth to it
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2021, 09:39:26 AM
It should be 17,500 to each of the Counties and  leave 5,000 to be divided among the "sacred cows".
It would be more than enough for them in the unusual circumstances of this pandemic year!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 09:41:50 AM
It should be 17,500 to each of the Counties and  leave 5,000 to be divided among the "sacred cows".
It would be more than enough for them in the unusual circumstances of this pandemic year!

100%
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on August 30, 2021, 10:05:29 AM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thewobbler on August 30, 2021, 10:05:56 AM
It should be 17,500 to each of the Counties and  leave 5,000 to be divided among the "sacred cows".
It would be more than enough for them in the unusual circumstances of this pandemic year!
Mayo and Tyrone are two of the best supported teams in Ireland. Maybe numbers 2 and 3.

Yet neither has 17,500 fans that follow them around. Their hardcore support is half that.

And at the same time there are vastly more than 5,000 dedicated referees, administrators and sponsors who enable the games across the country, every single day of the year.



Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2021, 11:01:17 AM
Those Refs, admins, etc don't do it to get an AI Final ticket for a match involving 2 other Counties.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thebackbar1 on August 30, 2021, 11:09:32 AM
Those Refs, admins, etc don't do it to get an AI Final ticket for a match involving 2 other Counties.
Possibly not, but I really don't see a good reason why they should not be granted tickets when they have always received them. It hasn't been an easy ride for the past 18 months for the chairpersons and secretaries of GAA clubs throughout the country, all-Ireland final tickets are a small token of gratitude to these people who are the lifeblood of our association.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 11:16:21 AM
Yeah there is no right answer imo , everytime we get to a final we see the same valid points on both sides of the argument . I'm just not sure there are people in attendance who are there on merit in either side of the argument.  Personally I'm a lost cause because I forgot to renew my st in 2016 in time but I've always managed to source a ticket somewhere be it from england, USA or through someone else , I even got one from a lad in here on two occasions . But this year it's obviously tighter than ever and at this stage I'm kind of accepting I wont be there but I won't totally give in till 5pm 11th sept .  Theres an all Ireland to be won and me not getting a ticket is neither here nor there in the grand scheme of things lol
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on August 30, 2021, 11:37:09 AM
I think the actual allocation for both counties is roughly what it normally is but the trickle down of tickets from other sources to the competing counties will be badly hit.

In other years each club in my county (circa 35) received 4 tickets for both hurling and football finals. This year for hurling (and presumably football) the clubs were placed in a hat with 16 clubs drawn out to be allocated 2 tickets each. That's a fall from 140 to 32.

These are the tickets that feed back to the competing counties and where the shortfall will come....

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 30, 2021, 11:39:27 AM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2021, 11:48:24 AM
As someone said there's no right answer but those "trickle down" tickets ...... are obviously not wanted by those getting them in the first place.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on August 30, 2021, 12:09:38 PM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.

Is the Sam Maguire Cup kept by Croke Park until next season then?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 12:15:17 PM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.

Is the Sam Maguire Cup kept by Croke Park until next season then?

I doubt that ,govt says all restrictions will be lifted before xmas , October weekend I'd I'd hazard a guess the cup will be brought to its rightful home in omagh or castlebar. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cunny Funt on August 30, 2021, 06:53:00 PM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.

Is the Sam Maguire Cup kept by Croke Park until next season then?

I doubt that ,govt says all restrictions will be lifted before xmas , October weekend I'd I'd hazard a guess the cup will be brought to its rightful home in omagh or castlebar.


Home coming with Sam Maguire on board on the evening or day after the All-Ireland final is a huge loss to any All Ireland success with the scenes/memories of raw emotions it can create. Waiting until October will not be the same and I doubt HQ will allow that to happen in October.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2021, 07:01:41 PM
As long as it's kept out of Ballagh.......
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 30, 2021, 08:09:27 PM
As long as it's kept out of Ballagh.......

 :(
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 30, 2021, 08:49:58 PM
As long as it's kept out of Ballagh.......

Well the bye-pass is there to keep us all out.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tubberman on August 30, 2021, 09:08:59 PM
As long as it's kept out of Ballagh.......

Well the bye-pass is there to keep us all out.

I dunno, i might go through the town on the way down for the craic. beeping the horn to let them know we're home
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on August 30, 2021, 09:41:57 PM
Ya'll have another few mile to go to get home to Mayo.
If ye have no Ros men in the 26 ye'll win it ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rrhf on August 31, 2021, 02:52:51 PM
Aye thats the real curse...  ;)
Honestly, if they hand a mayo man that cup, you would imagine they will have to wrestle it back off him.. Has Biden sent his best wishes yet... 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on August 31, 2021, 06:30:00 PM
As per the discussion after the Government announcement today, the GAA could have 60,000 at the final if they check vaccinations.
I expect they won't do this, but they are foregoing €1m and the opportunity for 20,000 fans to attend.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on August 31, 2021, 06:35:58 PM
As per the discussion after the Government announcement today, the GAA could have 60,000 at the final if they check vaccinations.
I expect they won't do this, but they are foregoing €1m and the opportunity for 20,000 fans to attend.

Not happening unfortunately.  There was whispers on sundsy evening about such a scenario but my understanding is  GAA are not that concerned and have settled for an extra 1000 tickets only .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Blowitupref on August 31, 2021, 06:58:38 PM

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Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on August 31, 2021, 07:05:58 PM
You don't need legislation, you can scan vaccination certs as quickly as you can scan tickets, a double scan would slow things down but not so much. Set up a booth well away from the ticket stiles where people with paper certs and excuses can come along and get something done.
It would require restricting to over 12s. Perhaps the government could agree to a small family zone for player's families etc where this could be relaxed.
Make clear that anyone producing fraudulent documents would be banned from all GAA premises for life.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: MayoBuck on August 31, 2021, 07:43:44 PM
You don't need legislation, you can scan vaccination certs as quickly as you can scan tickets, a double scan would slow things down but not so much. Set up a booth well away from the ticket stiles where people with paper certs and excuses can come along and get something done.
It would require restricting to over 12s. Perhaps the government could agree to a small family zone for player's families etc where this could be relaxed.
Make clear that anyone producing fraudulent documents would be banned from all GAA premises for life.

Unvaccinated minors can still attend with adults.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: CK_Redhand on August 31, 2021, 07:54:07 PM
You don't need legislation, you can scan vaccination certs as quickly as you can scan tickets, a double scan would slow things down but not so much. Set up a booth well away from the ticket stiles where people with paper certs and excuses can come along and get something done.
It would require restricting to over 12s. Perhaps the government could agree to a small family zone for player's families etc where this could be relaxed.
Make clear that anyone producing fraudulent documents would be banned from all GAA premises for life.

Unvaccinated minors can still attend with adults.
Tyrone minors played last week though.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on August 31, 2021, 08:35:10 PM
You don't need legislation, you can scan vaccination certs as quickly as you can scan tickets, a double scan would slow things down but not so much. Set up a booth well away from the ticket stiles where people with paper certs and excuses can come along and get something done.
It would require restricting to over 12s. Perhaps the government could agree to a small family zone for player's families etc where this could be relaxed.
Make clear that anyone producing fraudulent documents would be banned from all GAA premises for life.

Vaccinated folk can still transmit the virus, if they were to go down the road of a much bigger capacity then ask all attendees for proof of a negative test instead.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on August 31, 2021, 08:43:57 PM
You don't need legislation, you can scan vaccination certs as quickly as you can scan tickets, a double scan would slow things down but not so much. Set up a booth well away from the ticket stiles where people with paper certs and excuses can come along and get something done.
It would require restricting to over 12s. Perhaps the government could agree to a small family zone for player's families etc where this could be relaxed.
Make clear that anyone producing fraudulent documents would be banned from all GAA premises for life.

Vaccinated folk can still transmit the virus, if they were to go down the road of a much bigger capacity then ask all attendees for proof of a negative test instead.

You could do this, but it is much more complex. Vaccinated people are much less likely to have Covid and so infect anyone, it is a reasonable measure to restrict access to such people who have acted to end this pandemic.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 09:07:20 AM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 01, 2021, 10:30:40 AM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 10:45:37 AM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 11:05:17 AM
Donnelly rules out extra attendance for football final . And goes on to say that no data suggests these event have been super spreaders and very well ran , it's in the pubs in the participating counties the problem lies .

Jesus wept I'm now convinced they are genuinely thick.  How does that make sense ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 01, 2021, 11:34:58 AM
I'd suspect the GAA didn't want the hassle of checking 60,000 vaccination certs and turning away anyone that hadn't one?
Also they're probably happy enough to have got 24k x4 for the Semis and 80k at the 2 Finals.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 11:40:11 AM
I'd suspect the GAA didn't want the hassle of checking 60,000 vaccination certs and turning away anyone that hadn't one?
Also they're probably happy enough to have got 24k x4 for the Semis and 80k at the 2 Finals.

Possibly I dunno,  Donnelly s words were this morning "its highley unlikely " but connacht telegraph just put up a post saying "gaa to meet govt today to discuss extra attendance for football final "
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 01, 2021, 12:07:48 PM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?

Exactly, yes I know there are people from all over Ireland that want to see the showpiece of the football calendar, but there should be an exception made this year and give the two competing counties 20,000 or so each.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 01, 2021, 12:11:05 PM
Maybe the Minister is telling the GAA "we'll be cutting Government  subvention by the equivalent € of 20k tickets".
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on September 01, 2021, 01:01:50 PM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?

Exactly, yes I know there are people from all over Ireland that want to see the showpiece of the football calendar, but there should be an exception made this year and give the two competing counties 20,000 or so each.
100% agree.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: JoG2 on September 01, 2021, 01:55:17 PM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?

Exactly, yes I know there are people from all over Ireland that want to see the showpiece of the football calendar, but there should be an exception made this year and give the two competing counties 20,000 or so each.
100% agree.

Absolutely agree
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: hoynevalley on September 01, 2021, 02:44:41 PM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?

Exactly, yes I know there are people from all over Ireland that want to see the showpiece of the football calendar, but there should be an exception made this year and give the two competing counties 20,000 or so each.

100%
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tubberman on September 01, 2021, 03:11:17 PM
50% capacity confirmed.  an extra 1150 tickets... :(
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Blowitupref on September 01, 2021, 03:21:15 PM
50% capacity confirmed.  an extra 1150 tickets... :(
Could have went with the 75% but not surprised they didn't. The government simply didn't give them enough time.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thebackbar1 on September 01, 2021, 03:55:32 PM
Just get the feeling for some reason GAA are not bothered about pushing crowd out to 60k for some reason .

If I were a Mayo or Tyrone person who had been going along to games and supporting the GAA over the years, I'd be pissed off if the GAA has the opportunity to take my money and let me see my county in the final, but couldn't be bothered making the effort.

I'm at the age where I accept organizations like the GAA dont give two fooks how I feel . I could write ya an essay on my dedication in following the county team but shur what use is it , nobody gives a fook , they only laugh at ya . Every raffle in the country at the moment has two tickets to giveaway.  Clubs in kilkenny ffs have four tickets for a football final with a 50% reduction in capacity , how does that come about ?

Exactly, yes I know there are people from all over Ireland that want to see the showpiece of the football calendar, but there should be an exception made this year and give the two competing counties 20,000 or so each.

Do you want to rephrase that ?

Exactly, yes I know there are gaa volunteers up and down the country who have kept our clubs going in exceedingly difficult times over the past 18 months who would like to see the all Ireland, but gaa should screw them and give the two competing counties 20,000 tickets or so each.

If you were an officer of a gaa club over the past 18 months you would think twice about this. From my experience 99% of the gaa members didn't bother with gaa activity until training resumed in june 2020, whilst club officers were left stuck wondering how on earth they were going to pay back the clubs loan in March/April/May 2020 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 01, 2021, 04:18:24 PM
Club officers in the other 30 Counties don't don't do it for All Ireland tickets.
Most of them wouldn't be so childish as to say "fck this I didn't get an AI ticket in the pandemic year, that's me finished with he GAA"
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 04:24:01 PM
If I'm totally honest I find it bizarre youd go to the bother of attending a game your own county isnt involved in .if you paid me to go to watch dub v kerry I wouldn't go and it wouldnt sit right thinking I'd be taking a ticket off some unfortunate soul who travels round the country supporting his/her county
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thebackbar1 on September 01, 2021, 04:35:18 PM
If I'm totally honest I find it bizarre youd go to the bother of attending a game your own county isnt involved in .if you paid me to go to watch dub v kerry I wouldn't go and it wouldnt sit right thinking I'd be taking a ticket off some unfortunate soul who travels round the country supporting his/her county
There is that, but this is a long standing policy within the GAA, This isn't the year to change it. There are plenty of Mayo and Tyrone people involved in GAA clubs throughout the country who are expecting tickets. Nearly every GAA club in Galway has a Mayo person on the executive.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Tubberman on September 01, 2021, 04:41:00 PM
If I'm totally honest I find it bizarre youd go to the bother of attending a game your own county isnt involved in .if you paid me to go to watch dub v kerry I wouldn't go and it wouldnt sit right thinking I'd be taking a ticket off some unfortunate soul who travels round the country supporting his/her county
There is that, but this is a long standing policy within the GAA, This isn't the year to change it. There are plenty of Mayo and Tyrone people involved in GAA clubs throughout the country who are expecting tickets. Nearly every GAA club in Galway has a Mayo person on the executive.

This is EXACTLY the year to change it ffs
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on September 01, 2021, 04:43:07 PM
If I'm totally honest I find it bizarre youd go to the bother of attending a game your own county isnt involved in .if you paid me to go to watch dub v kerry I wouldn't go and it wouldnt sit right thinking I'd be taking a ticket off some unfortunate soul who travels round the country supporting his/her county

Do you really think Mayo or Tyrone have 20,000 fans who travel around the country supporting them?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 01, 2021, 05:18:12 PM
Not really arguing about this and I understand all views , I'm a tad disappointed so perhaps emotion is getting the better me , wouldnt be the first time haha. Look the crux of my point is I know of three different people who got their hands on tickets and quite frankly they are just event junkies , it's mostly that type of stuff that gets to me but it will never change so that's the way it is . Am I bitter , yes I am if I'm honest,  when you think back to only a couple of months ago in McHale park v leitrim , getting up early sunday morning into town to get the train down to castlebar , it pissing rain and they couldn't even sell 3600 tickets for it ,2k is all that showed up . That drives me mental . That's the end of my rants ,uye will be glad to hear I'm sure . Mayo for sam but this time it's happening for real .Hup
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 01, 2021, 10:00:07 PM
Same old crap come final time , getting Tyrone people texting look out for a ticket if I come across one for the final. 1. I ain't a club sec any more or not been for yrs. 2. I detest persons who never went near a game all f**king year or year before and get a ticket in front of supporters who attended league games and are genuine supporters. Just to say I was at the final.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 01, 2021, 11:04:30 PM
Same old crap come final time , getting Tyrone people texting look out for a ticket if I come across one for the final. 1. I ain't a club sec any more or not been for yrs. 2. I detest persons who never went near a game all f**king year or year before and get a ticket in front of supporters who attended league games and are genuine supporters. Just to say I was at the final.
Do you have one spare?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Wildweasel74 on September 02, 2021, 08:20:08 AM
Your killing me!!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on September 02, 2021, 08:48:43 AM
Not really arguing about this and I understand all views , I'm a tad disappointed so perhaps emotion is getting the better me , wouldnt be the first time haha. Look the crux of my point is I know of three different people who got their hands on tickets and quite frankly they are just event junkies , it's mostly that type of stuff that gets to me but it will never change so that's the way it is . Am I bitter , yes I am if I'm honest,  when you think back to only a couple of months ago in McHale park v leitrim , getting up early sunday morning into town to get the train down to castlebar , it pissing rain and they couldn't even sell 3600 tickets for it ,2k is all that showed up . That drives me mental . That's the end of my rants ,uye will be glad to hear I'm sure . Mayo for sam but this time it's happening for real .Hup

The distribution of tickets is the biggest issue. 11,000 tickets is more than enough to satisfy the genuine Mayo or Tyrone fans. Tyrone didn't have demand near that for the ulster final and I'd imagine didn't sell more than that for the semi final. So the issue is the people looking to attend 1 game in the year because it's a final who wouldn't be seen at a club or county game all year. I'd rather a hard working club person in another county who goes to matches all year got a ticket for the biggest day of the year than that type of fan.

The problem is that because of the scramble in counties some genuine fans will miss out and that is the only reason I can see for increasing the allocation. The season ticket was great for rewarding genuine fans of the county who struggled to get decent tickets through their club or who were in a club that allocated them randomly through draws.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 02, 2021, 08:53:43 AM
Why supporters are angry at other counties getting the absolute bare minimum of final tickets when bandwagon jumpers who'll only turn out at a 'final' is beyond me, if you are going to be angry and annoyed, then that's the cohort to be ensuring they don't get a ticket and be vocal about it.

I can see why people from those counties who won't get a ticket this year, of all years, will be pissed off, but its a shared association and while we were all chasing a ticket its counties that don't ever get to Croke or its very limited for them, to go and watch the showpiece, hopefully a cracking game makes up for that missing out with your own county. Some begrudgers about
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 02, 2021, 10:46:57 AM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 02, 2021, 11:11:20 AM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?

Same as previous in Mayo anyway. In pods of two so I'm hoping the other fella doesn't make a balls of mine,!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Lone Shark on September 02, 2021, 11:23:45 AM
Lads, anyone who thinks sending two tickets to a club in Wicklow or Carlow is the wrong thing to do badly needs to spend a year actively involved in their club's administration, so they can get a feel for quite how much is involved in being a club secretary, treasurer or chairperson. All-Ireland final tickets is the GAA's way of recognising that effort, which goes way above and beyond what any supporter does for any county. Even at that, nine times out of ten those people won't even use the ticket - it'll get given to the U-12 coach who has a first cousin playing in the game, or the Mayo lad who moved into the parish and now sells 20 lotto tickets a week in his workplace, or it'll be put up for raffle as part of a fundraiser. Even if they do go, then yeah, they probably weren't at a game all year - because every other day, the county game clashes with the club U-13 fixture, or a county board meeting, or some other official duty.

The happy-go-lucky, doesn't-go-to-a-game-all-year attendee is almost certainly there through sponsorship in one way or another, either at a county or a national level, and is probably high up in marketing in Centra, or Allianz, or Kelloggs, or some company like that. And again - if you don't understand the importance of keeping sponsors happy, you don't understand the GAA either.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 02, 2021, 11:47:57 AM
Shur you just proved the point for the other side of the argument "9 times out of 10 they wont use them "
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 02, 2021, 11:57:57 AM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?

Same as previous in Mayo anyway. In pods of two so I'm hoping the other fella doesn't make a balls of mine,!

surely if you've been (Tyrone or Mayo) to the provincial final and all-ireland semi-final in Croke Park you should get preference for the final?, and they should be able to tell then who was went previously or not.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 02, 2021, 11:58:19 AM
Genuine question
Who contributes the more money to the GAA (in normal times) - Sponsors or the great unwashed who pay into games at all levels?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 12:15:53 PM
If the allocation is only 2000 less than usual, then how have season ticket holders only ended up with 500?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 12:17:46 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 02, 2021, 12:22:26 PM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?

Same as previous in Mayo anyway. In pods of two so I'm hoping the other fella doesn't make a balls of mine,!

surely if you've been (Tyrone or Mayo) to the provincial final and all-ireland semi-final in Croke Park you should get preference for the final?, and they should be able to tell then who was went previously or not.
i dont get that logic at all ,
Despite my every effort i did not get a ticket for the Dublin game. why should that rule me out of the Final ??? i could well make the opposite  argument . that those  lucky   to see that match  should sit this one out . im not going to start whinging about all the matches i do go to as though it was some kinda penance (though Ennis isnt far off but its better than Kilmichael) as there are just not enough tickets to go Around , and there will be far more without than within
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 02, 2021, 12:22:47 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity

The hill is definitely open, but very limited allocations.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 12:25:33 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity

The hill is definitely open, but very limited allocations.

According to who? He just said there that they’re not being used, and there was absolutely no limited allocation in the semi final
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 02, 2021, 12:26:10 PM
Genuine question
Who contributes the more money to the GAA (in normal times) - Sponsors or the great unwashed who pay into games at all levels?
Apparently have of Croke park- the stadium -  income is derived from non sporting  activities. which would never even include what we normaly think of as sponsors
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 12:37:04 PM
So half the allocation to the two counties actually f**cking playing, where does the other half go
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 02, 2021, 12:38:21 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity

The hill is definitely open, but very limited allocations.

According to who? He just said there that they’re not being used, and there was absolutely no limited allocation in the semi final

Our club were told they are getting 14 hill tickets. Maybe that’s incorrect but they were quoting prices for hill tickets as well 50 Eur.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: City Dweller on September 02, 2021, 12:40:10 PM
So half the allocation to the two counties actually f**cking playing, where does the other half go

The 30 other Counties?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 12:48:02 PM
So half the allocation to the two counties actually f**cking playing, where does the other half go

The 30 other Counties?

Surely a very low priority in a half capacity stadium
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 02, 2021, 12:50:33 PM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?

Same as previous in Mayo anyway. In pods of two so I'm hoping the other fella doesn't make a balls of mine,!

surely if you've been (Tyrone or Mayo) to the provincial final and all-ireland semi-final in Croke Park you should get preference for the final?, and they should be able to tell then who was went previously or not.
i dont get that logic at all ,
Despite my every effort i did not get a ticket for the Dublin game. why should that rule me out of the Final ??? i could well make the opposite  argument . that those  lucky   to see that match  should sit this one out . im not going to start whinging about all the matches i do go to as though it was some kinda penance (though Ennis isnt far off but its better than Kilmichael) as there are just not enough tickets to go Around , and there will be far more without than within

Did you get to the Connacht Final?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 02, 2021, 12:52:25 PM
So half the allocation to the two counties actually f**cking playing, where does the other half go

The 30 other Counties?

Surely a very low priority in a half capacity stadium

Agree, the other counties should be pretty much sitting this one out.
Do former presidents still get a ridiculous amount of tickets?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 02, 2021, 12:53:52 PM
If Healy Rae is given another free ticket will be able to stay awake this time?


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: City Dweller on September 02, 2021, 01:04:53 PM
So half the allocation to the two counties actually f**cking playing, where does the other half go

The 30 other Counties?

Surely a very low priority in a half capacity stadium?


Low Priority? 

What a sad comment..





Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Lone Shark on September 02, 2021, 01:09:56 PM
Shur you just proved the point for the other side of the argument "9 times out of 10 they wont use them "

I see you just ignored the bit where I said the types of places that they actually go. Club volunteers with a connection to the county, or to be put up for club fundraisers. Which of these do you think shouldn't happen?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 02, 2021, 01:12:11 PM
Lads, anyone who thinks sending two tickets to a club in Wicklow or Carlow is the wrong thing to do badly needs to spend a year actively involved in their club's administration, so they can get a feel for quite how much is involved in being a club secretary, treasurer or chairperson. All-Ireland final tickets is the GAA's way of recognising that effort, which goes way above and beyond what any supporter does for any county. Even at that, nine times out of ten those people won't even use the ticket - it'll get given to the U-12 coach who has a first cousin playing in the game, or the Mayo lad who moved into the parish and now sells 20 lotto tickets a week in his workplace, or it'll be put up for raffle as part of a fundraiser. Even if they do go, then yeah, they probably weren't at a game all year - because every other day, the county game clashes with the club U-13 fixture, or a county board meeting, or some other official duty.

The happy-go-lucky, doesn't-go-to-a-game-all-year attendee is almost certainly there through sponsorship in one way or another, either at a county or a national level, and is probably high up in marketing in Centra, or Allianz, or Kelloggs, or some company like that. And again - if you don't understand the importance of keeping sponsors happy, you don't understand the GAA either.

Ability to attend games in person is one of the strengths of the GAA and the sense of the whole community being involved in an All Ireland is also one of its strengths. While the TV experience has been very welcome during the pandemic it is something that the Premiership offers every week. It needs to be accepted that using tickets as a form of reward for diligent workers and sponsors has a price to be paid in the reputation of the GAA as a place run for the benefit of insiders rather than the community. It would be better if alternative forms of recognition could be identified and some more tickets go to the counties. In 1977, I sent a cheque to the County Secretary and got 3 tickets back in return, I could never do that now if Armagh reached the final again despite the stadium holding almost 20,000 more. Some rebalancing is needed.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 02, 2021, 01:16:34 PM
Yep there is something amiss these days compared to even the 90s , gangs of us went up in 96 and 97 and there were even rossies with us and all of us had tickets.  It's an absolute bastard of a struggle in recent times
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 02, 2021, 01:27:59 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity

The hill is definitely open, but very limited allocations.

According to who? He just said there that they’re not being used, and there was absolutely no limited allocation in the semi final

Who's 'he'? The Hill is open, but clubs got less Hill tickets than other finals.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 02, 2021, 01:50:46 PM
All-Ireland ticket breakdown for 2011
Any changes from the 2010 allocation are indicated in brackets.

County allocations: 58,401 (-604)
Provinces: 335 (-50)
Overseas: 470 (-29)
Central Council and former Presidents: 798 (-107)
Camogie: 120
Ladies’ football: 150
Rounders and handball: 147 (-15)
Sponsors: 935 (-35)
Press: 254
TV and radio: 74
Schools and educational bodies: 2,229
3rd Level: 240 (-38)
Croke Park residents: 250
Match officials and national referees’ panel: 103 (-5)
Irish Sports Council and health bodies: 60 (-10)
Match day / Vertigo / minor teams: 148 (-52)
GAA staff and sub-committees: 718 (-93)
Jubilee teams: 68 (-69)
Mini-sevens: 244 (-2)
Term tickets: 4,144 (-11)
Season tickets: 1,884 (+1,120)
Total available for distribution: 71,772

Premium and corporate seating*: 10,528
Total capacity (as per planning permission): 82,300


About 25,000 tickets would normally go round the non competing counties, thats down to circa 5,000 tickets this year.
People are barking up the wrong tree complaining about tickets going to the non competing counties. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 02, 2021, 01:51:12 PM
“This year, Mayo and Tyrone are getting 11,450. The difference is in the quality of the tickets - they're getting much more stand tickets this time because we're not using the terraces.”

He’s hardly saying the hill is closed?? I feel like I’m about to go into Kevin Keegan mode. How in the name of f*** are they justifying closing the hill, opening it for Dublin (non reduced capacity on the hill) and then closing it again for a game with a bigger capacity

The hill is definitely open, but very limited allocations.

According to who? He just said there that they’re not being used, and there was absolutely no limited allocation in the semi final

Who's 'he'? The Hill is open, but clubs got less Hill tickets than other finals.

GAA President https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40371800.html
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Lone Shark on September 02, 2021, 02:07:18 PM
Lads, anyone who thinks sending two tickets to a club in Wicklow or Carlow is the wrong thing to do badly needs to spend a year actively involved in their club's administration, so they can get a feel for quite how much is involved in being a club secretary, treasurer or chairperson. All-Ireland final tickets is the GAA's way of recognising that effort, which goes way above and beyond what any supporter does for any county. Even at that, nine times out of ten those people won't even use the ticket - it'll get given to the U-12 coach who has a first cousin playing in the game, or the Mayo lad who moved into the parish and now sells 20 lotto tickets a week in his workplace, or it'll be put up for raffle as part of a fundraiser. Even if they do go, then yeah, they probably weren't at a game all year - because every other day, the county game clashes with the club U-13 fixture, or a county board meeting, or some other official duty.

The happy-go-lucky, doesn't-go-to-a-game-all-year attendee is almost certainly there through sponsorship in one way or another, either at a county or a national level, and is probably high up in marketing in Centra, or Allianz, or Kelloggs, or some company like that. And again - if you don't understand the importance of keeping sponsors happy, you don't understand the GAA either.

Ability to attend games in person is one of the strengths of the GAA and the sense of the whole community being involved in an All Ireland is also one of its strengths. While the TV experience has been very welcome during the pandemic it is something that the Premiership offers every week. It needs to be accepted that using tickets as a form of reward for diligent workers and sponsors has a price to be paid in the reputation of the GAA as a place run for the benefit of insiders rather than the community. It would be better if alternative forms of recognition could be identified and some more tickets go to the counties. In 1977, I sent a cheque to the County Secretary and got 3 tickets back in return, I could never do that now if Armagh reached the final again despite the stadium holding almost 20,000 more. Some rebalancing is needed.

There's a fundamental truth at the root of this, but I'm not entirely sure what "alternative form of recognition" would work that wouldn't at the same time be extremely costly to the association. Firstly the nature of the current system is that the tickets tend to find their way back to the most ardent supporters. What happens in a lot of cases is that if a chairperson or secretary has access to a ticket, they might want to go themselves but it's far more likely that they'll have a Mayo or Tyrone person in their club or in their lives that they'll accommodate, and because that official is dyed-in-the-wool GAA themselves, they'll understand the difference between someone who'll really appreciate it and the day out.

I also wouldn't go so far as to say that it is an "association run for insiders", or even that a perception like that is held by anyone with the slightest of understanding how the GAA works. Yes, I've no doubt that view is held by your average supporter that's passionate about Man United in the winter and then transfers that "support" to their county for June, July and August, but frankly, that type of supporter can think anything they like, it doesn't bother me.

Moreover, the most recent numbers suggest there is circa 540,000 GAA members on the island of Ireland. The population of the island of Ireland is roughly 6.5 million, so what that tells me is that one in eleven Irish people is a member of a GAA Club. Let's assume that expands out to one in eight, or even one in six in communities like Claremorris or Carrickmore, where the GA is the primary sporting and social organisation by a distance.

Even at that level, by current population numbers, allocation 11,000 tickets to a county comes pretty close to catering for every GAA member in that county, or at least every club member that wants one. It certainly caters for two thirds of them at least, and probably more when you factor in that an U-6 is not going to go to any game and sit still for two hours, while there will be plenty more lads that are working, have other things on, or have other reasons why they can't go. GAA club members that don't get sorted directly aren't as common as all that. And again, if you're not a member, my sympathy for you is very limited, or maybe non-existent!

Because of my role as a GAA reporter and club minor secretary, I get oodles of requests from acquaintances for tickets every year (and no, I don't get one of my club ones) and sometimes, through Roscommon GAA or Offaly GAA and the work I do for them, I get allocated one. But most of those requests are people I would never be in the least bit concerned about accommodating; because I know for a fact they aren't a club member, and have no affiliation with their local club whatsoever beyond at a push, dropping the kids off for training and then scarpering out the door for coffee with other Mammies and/or Daddies, just in case anyone might see them lingering and ask them to help out.

There is one guy from East Mayo that I will try and sort out, because he's a hardcore supporter, club member, has sorted out sponsorship for teams from his previous employers, supports my local club fundraiser that I run, and yet somehow still tends to miss out. But guys like that who don't get sorted are extremely rare.


And I'm not being facetious when I say 1977 was a different world. People simply didn't go to games back then, you had All-Ireland semi-finals and provincial finals with 10,000 people at them. We're never going back to that, or at least I hope not.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: PMG1 on September 03, 2021, 01:55:51 AM
is it the clubs allocating the tickets? or is it the same process as the previous 2 games in Croke park where you will have to download/print the tickets from a GAA ticketmaster account?

Same as previous in Mayo anyway. In pods of two so I'm hoping the other fella doesn't make a balls of mine,!

surely if you've been (Tyrone or Mayo) to the provincial final and all-ireland semi-final in Croke Park you should get preference for the final?, and they should be able to tell then who was went previously or not.
How does this make you any more deserving that the man who cleans out the changing room every week of the year, or the man who lines the club pitch out or the man who takes the u12’s for 50 coaching sessions a year? People in and around the club are much more deserving of All Ireland tickets than the avid county supporter who couldn’t tell you how their club played last week or who was playing full back in the reserve team etc 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 03, 2021, 02:27:39 AM
The question is though, in Tyrone or Mayo how many tickets does it take to fix up the man who lines the pitch and the guy who goes to county games? Why not both?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 03, 2021, 07:10:41 AM
The question is though, in Tyrone or Mayo how many tickets does it take to fix up the man who lines the pitch and the guy who goes to county games? Why not both?

Just don’t give the tickets to the bandwagon supporters! 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: rosnarun on September 03, 2021, 10:27:45 AM
wonder how the poor Premium and corporate seating*: 10,528 are faring out
i know if i paid 12k for a seat and then didnt get to see the allireland i'd be pretty pissed .
same for coporate they have made a najor investment  and Business need to see some return
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 03, 2021, 10:44:55 AM
Malahide sea scouts raffling two seats together . Holy god like malahide sea scouts
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 03, 2021, 11:34:54 AM
Regarding clubmen, there are plenty of clubmen who attend club and county games and are actively involved in club activities. But it is a situation that is impossible to keep everyone happy.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: stiffler on September 03, 2021, 11:38:02 AM
wonder how the poor Premium and corporate seating*: 10,528 are faring out
i know if i paid 12k for a seat and then didnt get to see the allireland i'd be pretty pissed .
same for coporate they have made a najor investment  and Business need to see some return

Premium seats are restricted to % of overall capacity. Raffle for who gets a seat. If you don’t get a seat then you get credit note/extension to term.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 03, 2021, 12:10:26 PM
Regarding clubmen, there are plenty of clubmen who attend club and county games and are actively involved in club activities. But it is a situation that is impossible to keep everyone happy.

Are the clubs getting the 575 extra or are they getting sold to business as well for 590 a pop ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 03, 2021, 12:38:45 PM
Is there a breakdown available on how Tyrone distribute their allocation?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 03, 2021, 12:39:08 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 03, 2021, 12:47:29 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 03, 2021, 12:57:33 PM
Regarding clubmen, there are plenty of clubmen who attend club and county games and are actively involved in club activities. But it is a situation that is impossible to keep everyone happy.

Are the clubs getting the 575 extra or are they getting sold to business as well for 590 a pop ?

I don't know. Most have given out their allocations. Then again they might get extra.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 03, 2021, 01:10:33 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine

They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 03, 2021, 01:16:59 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine

They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)

or get a season ticket if they make a return.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 03, 2021, 01:36:55 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine

They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)

or get a season ticket if they make a return.

So talk me through a premier ticket? How much do they cost and what do you get for them?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 03, 2021, 01:56:39 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine

They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)

or get a season ticket if they make a return.

So talk me through a premier ticket? How much do they cost and what do you get for them?

couldn't tell you about premium tickets but ordinary season tickets last time I had one in 2019 were about €120, got you into all league games and 1st championship game. Then you paid for each game after. You were entitled to an All-Ireland final ticket if your county made it provided you attended at least 60% of matches.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: FearAnFhírinne on September 03, 2021, 02:26:30 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine



They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)

or get a season ticket if they make a return.

So talk me through a premier ticket? How much do they cost and what do you get for them?

Pricing is here:
https://crokepark.ie/premium/prices
fairly hefty pricing. You get a book of tickets for all scheduled games at the beginning of the year, and for any replays there is a section of tickets marked as "reserve ticket 1, 2" etc or something along those lines. You get an email in advance of that fixture to tell you which ticket to use.
If there is a concert, you get first dibs on a ticket for that concert, but you still have to pay full price.
There is an option to sell/exchange tickets to other premium members for matches you don't want to go to, but I don't think it's at the full face value and I think they don't give you money either, it's like a prepaid card for food/booze in the premium section.
I have had the privilege of getting one for 2013 as they were doing a special deal for a discounted price to celebrate 100 years of Croke park. That was good value for the year, 500 euro for a seat I think. That was great value when you consider you got guaranteed tickets for Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Finals in both codes.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 03, 2021, 02:39:56 PM
I remember at work we discussed buying a premium ticket or two between several people from different counties. You'd need fairly well constructed rules about how it would work, but I didn't expect Armagh to be in a hurling final while some of my colleagues were mostly interested in that side of things. Presumably, though premium tickets are of most interest to Dubs, who would get provincial games and could expect to be in the final as well, with real difficulty getting a ticket for that final.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: FearAnFhírinne on September 03, 2021, 02:52:23 PM
I remember at work we discussed buying a premium ticket or two between several people from different counties. You'd need fairly well constructed rules about how it would work, but I didn't expect Armagh to be in a hurling final while some of my colleagues were mostly interested in that side of things. Presumably, though premium tickets are of most interest to Dubs, who would get provincial games and could expect to be in the final as well, with real difficulty getting a ticket for that final.
Most interest would indeed be to the Dublin crowd given the home games for Dublin are played there so they would get the most value. The current pricing though is fairly hefty - if you're on the higher tax bracket you basically have to earn 10K to pay for the cheapest 3 year ticket. Its a lot of money when you boil it down to that.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cyril Farrell fan on September 03, 2021, 05:47:28 PM
There should be a simple quiz given to anyone before gaining entry to the All Ireland. A lot of Hill 16 Dubs would fail on questions like; Name three current players from your county team.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jayop on September 03, 2021, 06:00:53 PM
There should be a simple quiz given to anyone before gaining entry to the All Ireland. A lot of Hill 16 Dubs would fail on questions like; Name three current players from your county team.

Easy, Jayo, Clucko and Connolly the big roide
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 03, 2021, 07:10:43 PM
I know it's stating the obvious but there's going to be quite a few disappointed people.

Yes of course there will be , it's the hope that one will turn up that's killing us . Personally I just wish I could train my mind to genuinely accept I wont be there but it's harder than you could ever imagine

They'll be there next year, and if you help out a little more around the club and maybe join the committee you'll be a shoe in. or become a referee.  ;)

or get a season ticket if they make a return.

I wouldn't be surprised if they get shelved :(
Taking up too many seats on AIF day and Provincial Secretaries complaining that the Provincial Councils only get €10 per head from the "free" 1st Championship game.
That doesnt matter too much from Ros, Galway, Sligo or Laythrum but losing €15 or €20 per head on 3,500 Rhubarbs....

Mind you I'd love to be worrying about an AI Final ticket...
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 04, 2021, 09:11:58 AM
Someone who attends regular county games all year should take priority over someone who sells tickets for the club but never goes near the county games. The season ticket scheme was good for this but that's not a thing this year unfortunately. Alot of county people will miss out in favour of club ones.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: hoynevalley on September 04, 2021, 09:44:43 AM
There should be a simple quiz given to anyone before gaining entry to the All Ireland. A lot of Hill 16 Dubs would fail on questions like; Name three current players from your county team.

Dublin are not in the final Cyril..This form has some obsession with the Jackeens.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: omagh_gael on September 04, 2021, 08:59:29 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 04, 2021, 09:32:55 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.

Sorry dont know but I assume the ticket can be cancelled and a new barcode put on your replacement .

Is there a breakdown available of how Tyrone distributed their tickets ,be interested to know what percentage went to the clubs ? If its the same as mayo
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jim Bob on September 04, 2021, 11:09:44 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.

Can the wrong email not forward to you ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 04, 2021, 11:12:27 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.

Don't think it can be rectified. Hopefully the club can sort you out some way.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 04, 2021, 11:22:35 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.

Don't think it can be rectified. Hopefully the club can sort you out some way.

Why are tickets being sent via email? Seen this at hurling final and a few of them in my queue were turned away at the turnstiles…. People seemed to be scammed by looks of things
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 04, 2021, 11:39:14 PM
Well lads, need a bit of advice. Found out I got a ticket but it went to the wrong email (slight spelling mistake in my email). Any idea how I can rectify this and get a fresh link sent out? Club working on it too.

Don't think it can be rectified. Hopefully the club can sort you out some way.

Why are tickets being sent via email? Seen this at hurling final and a few of them in my queue were turned away at the turnstiles…. People seemed to be scammed by looks of things

Crazy to send them by email. A scammer’s paradise.
Can they not post them out first class?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rois on September 05, 2021, 12:06:47 AM
They aren’t being emailed to you, you have to login to an account with your email address and then download them once you’ve paid for them.
If not paid for by Monday, they’ll be released.

Get onto the club and get them to contact the co sec so you get one from any subsequent allocation.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 05, 2021, 06:52:06 PM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 05, 2021, 09:42:08 PM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: bigfrank on September 05, 2021, 09:59:57 PM
That is correct,several clubs still have their members to sort in the next two days
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 05, 2021, 10:09:43 PM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 05, 2021, 10:26:10 PM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 05, 2021, 10:38:08 PM
Surely do the live Facebook draw from the club rooms? Our club has been doing that for years!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on September 06, 2021, 07:58:29 AM
I'm not sure why but I believe the tickets were in two batches. Clubs put a list for the online tickets but were also given some physical tickets to give out. A lot of members left disappointed in clubs with the numbers being well below the requests - I've heard of clubs with 350 requests for just over 200 tickets. In terms of the numbers the clubs got I'm assuming it must have been 8/9,000 anyway. A lot of the bigger clubs seemed to have around 200, have heard of a smaller one with 150 (their is around 50 clubs in Tyrone).
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 06, 2021, 08:57:31 AM
I'm not sure why but I believe the tickets were in two batches. Clubs put a list for the online tickets but were also given some physical tickets to give out. A lot of members left disappointed in clubs with the numbers being well below the requests - I've heard of clubs with 350 requests for just over 200 tickets. In terms of the numbers the clubs got I'm assuming it must have been 8/9,000 anyway. A lot of the bigger clubs seemed to have around 200, have heard of a smaller one with 150 (their is around 50 clubs in Tyrone).

But that would nearly be the guts of your whole allocation,  mayo only gave 5000 to clubs
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 06, 2021, 10:03:50 AM
I'm not sure why but I believe the tickets were in two batches. Clubs put a list for the online tickets but were also given some physical tickets to give out. A lot of members left disappointed in clubs with the numbers being well below the requests - I've heard of clubs with 350 requests for just over 200 tickets. In terms of the numbers the clubs got I'm assuming it must have been 8/9,000 anyway. A lot of the bigger clubs seemed to have around 200, have heard of a smaller one with 150 (their is around 50 clubs in Tyrone).

How many paid up members are there in the clubs? the biggest clubs get with the bigger membership get more tickets based on that. so If a club has 300 members then it will get a percentage and that will filter right down, the thing is even if there was 80,000 allowed you'll still get people not getting tickets..

Would not feel happy about getting an 'emailed' ticket that's for sure
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 06, 2021, 10:09:08 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 06, 2021, 10:18:31 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)

Less difficult than heading to your club have a few pints/juice and get the tickets?

Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 06, 2021, 10:34:59 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)

Less difficult than heading to your club have a few pints/juice and get the tickets?

Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years

Easier for the club. No money changing hands, no people all meeting up to collect tickets, no people deciding not to take tickets last minute. Just less crap for a club to do.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 06, 2021, 10:36:21 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)

Less difficult than heading to your club have a few pints/juice and get the tickets?

Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years

Easier for the club. No money changing hands, no people all meeting up to collect tickets, no people deciding not to take tickets last minute. Just less crap for a club to do.

I love the new way. It's straight forward and efficient. As you say takes a load of stress out of it for the clubs.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 06, 2021, 10:44:50 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)

Less difficult than heading to your club have a few pints/juice and get the tickets?

Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years

Easier for the club. No money changing hands, no people all meeting up to collect tickets, no people deciding not to take tickets last minute. Just less crap for a club to do.

I too lament the day of the physical ticket, I have stubs going back over 40 years and the memories attached to them flood back every time I come across them in the drawer they are in. I've threatened loads of times to get them mounted in a couple of frames....

But jaysus the online/phone way is the future... The amount of admin it reduces is savage
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 06, 2021, 10:58:16 AM
I bought the house off a Tyrone man, in the the garage there is a stub for the 1986 football final.. Kerry won handy that day
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 06, 2021, 11:00:45 AM
Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years

Prefer to get a physical ticket also. I still have all my final tickets going back to the 1986 final and a computer printout would look stupid beside them.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 06, 2021, 11:03:52 AM
Ahhh we should never have moved from the quill.....
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: PMG1 on September 06, 2021, 11:18:45 AM
Can anyone shed light on how many tickets Tyrone gave to clubs ?

Not sure yet but have some clubs allowed ticketmaster to sort their tickets while other clubs have done it themselves? Anyone else confirm this?

Confused about this one, clubs have given ticketmaster their allocation of tickets to hand out to its members or just random Tyrone supporters?

Is that because the club couldn’t find enough people to take them or do they make money off it?

It is very confusing. The way I’ve taken it is that some clubs have possibly handed in a list of names of club members to ticketmaster to sort therefore washing their hands of it all, whereas some clubs have decided to not risk that scenario in case a club member that deserves a ticket doesn’t get one? You only have to look at different clubs Facebook pages to see that not all clubs are reading off the same script on this.

At the Ulster final stage each Monaghan club (and presumably Tyrone?) handled applications from club members by holding their own draw but submitting the winners names and email addresses to Ticketmaster and the tickets were paid for and downloaded via ticketmasters online portal... A lot less messy for clubs i'm sure?

I know this cause I had to print out about 5 different sets of tickets for less 'technical' friends of mine  :)

Less difficult than heading to your club have a few pints/juice and get the tickets?

Personally I'd prefer to get a physical ticket, I've all mine in a tin box with all the programs from over the years

Easier for the club. No money changing hands, no people all meeting up to collect tickets, no people deciding not to take tickets last minute. Just less crap for a club to do.

I love the new way. It's straight forward and efficient. As you say takes a load of stress out of it for the clubs.

As someone deeply involved in the distribution of the tickets I can wholeheartedly say this is definitely not less stress on the clubs and in addition not fair on our members, would be strongly pushing the county boards to lobby the GAA to go back to the old system
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: omagh_gael on September 06, 2021, 01:34:46 PM
Got ticket resolved very quickly this morning, so all is good!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rois on September 06, 2021, 01:39:40 PM
Got ticket resolved very quickly this morning, so all is good!
Brilliant -how?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 06, 2021, 06:35:49 PM
Mayo clubs receiving extra tickets in the coming days, an extra 500 season ticket holders in a draw.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 06, 2021, 11:24:13 PM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 07, 2021, 07:45:36 AM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D

They'll be queuing up to give you their tickets after that!  ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: balladmaker on September 07, 2021, 09:05:09 AM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D

And if we ever needed reminding as to why everyone outside of Tyrone are supporting Mayo :-)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 07, 2021, 09:11:56 AM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D

And if we ever needed reminding as to why everyone outside of Tyrone are supporting Mayo :-)

Yep that's bad craic and that's why I always prefer Armagh over Tyrone.  Any ticket ?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: naka on September 07, 2021, 10:03:07 AM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D
Mayo boys have more chance of getting these tickets .
Remember you guys are like millwall ,
No one likes you 😉
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Crete Boom on September 07, 2021, 10:48:19 AM
Did Tyrone season ticket holders get any chance to buy a ticket separate to the club draws? I remember there was a big enough amount season ticket holders whenever we played you in the league in Castlebar.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: TwoUpTwoDown on September 07, 2021, 10:53:07 AM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 07, 2021, 10:56:09 AM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

The GAA could have allowed another 20,000 in, but chose not to, as the likes of you is not of much concern in HQ.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: iorras on September 07, 2021, 11:01:02 AM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: FearAnFhírinne on September 07, 2021, 11:20:22 AM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?
Saturday will be a dream for touts. Print the same ticket over and over. Sell the same ticket over and over. It's not like there's any after sales service from those lads.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 07, 2021, 11:29:21 AM
Saturday will be a dream for touts. Print the same ticket over and over. Sell the same ticket over and over. It's not like there's any after sales service from those lads.

The closer it will get to throw-in the more desperate someone without a ticket will become and they'll take a chance on a printout from a stranger. Mind-boggling by the GAA to allow this scenario to happen.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 07, 2021, 11:30:20 AM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

I've decided to head the other way , I think it will be better at home rather than Dublin without a ticket . I was planning on chancing picking up a ticket on match day but it's just silly stuff ,more chance of winning the lotto , I know several people for example coming from England to watch the game in a pub in Dublin.  There will be literally thousands looking for a ticket on sat , pointless
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 07, 2021, 11:37:18 AM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

You are the perfect example of who should get a ticket, you do everything right... that would piss me off
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 07, 2021, 11:41:47 AM
Another season ticket draw with no ticket, incredibly frustrating
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 07, 2021, 11:42:33 AM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

I just about got sorted by the skin of my teeth and I would consider myself an active member.  Was talking to another member who goes to the vast majority of our club matches (adult and youth) and who was at the last Tyrone 2 games in Croke Park and he hadn't got one.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 07, 2021, 11:43:10 AM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

Was great atmosphere on the day and leading up to the hurling final match, every pub was full, Meagher's was decent, that was leading up to the match then it was like a ghost town! I've been up before looking for a ticket with a lad I know, I had a ticket he hadn't, so I sold mine rather than leave him standing there like a lost soul!

I'd say after the match everyone is looking to head back, I don't think I would go down again with being sure Id get a ticket.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 07, 2021, 12:31:11 PM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

You are the perfect example of who should get a ticket, you do everything right... that would piss me off

Then I heard of employees of a sponsor being handed out multiple tickets because they can't give them away.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 07, 2021, 12:49:03 PM
I know a chap who works for AIG, who gets a freebie corporate ticket for every AI Final >:(
And he from  a Munster hurling County!!
How about offering Corporates and Club officers free tickets to the AI semi finals and then having a draw for Final tickets among those who took them up?
I don't know how many Tyrone season ticket holders there were but surely the CB could have reserved a few for them.
Our CB put 10 of their share of 1,049 for the SFC game v Galway.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: tc_manchester on September 07, 2021, 02:43:51 PM
I've never seen tickets so tight. I'm a Tyrone man residing in Kildare. I'm secretary of the youth section of our club, manage 1 team and give a dig out for 2 others. 10 tickets where fed out to the Kildare clubs. A draw was done and 5 clubs got 2 tickets each. Still a member at home but had no joy there. Going to head up to Dublin anyway. As a Mayo man in the estate said to me it's best to win or lose amongst your own. At least the people around you will understand what your feeling.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: blewuporstuffed on September 07, 2021, 03:13:25 PM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

Was great atmosphere on the day and leading up to the hurling final match, every pub was full, Meagher's was decent, that was leading up to the match then it was like a ghost town! I've been up before looking for a ticket with a lad I know, I had a ticket he hadn't, so I sold mine rather than leave him standing there like a lost soul!

I'd say after the match everyone is looking to head back, I don't think I would go down again with being sure Id get a ticket.

What's the story with vaccine passports and all that craic? Needed or not  for a bite to eat and a few scoops pre match?
We a all fully vaccinated but just have the vaccination card you get in the north.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 07, 2021, 03:21:04 PM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

Was great atmosphere on the day and leading up to the hurling final match, every pub was full, Meagher's was decent, that was leading up to the match then it was like a ghost town! I've been up before looking for a ticket with a lad I know, I had a ticket he hadn't, so I sold mine rather than leave him standing there like a lost soul!

I'd say after the match everyone is looking to head back, I don't think I would go down again with being sure Id get a ticket.

What's the story with vaccine passports and all that craic? Needed or not  for a bite to eat and a few scoops pre match?
We a all fully vaccinated but just have the vaccination card you get in the north.

No one asked me at the pub we were at and they were flat out serving drink, the Guinness guy never stop pulling pints the whole 2 hours I was there.

I'd say there are other pubs that will ask but good luck getting a bite to eat, maybe further out in the likes of the City North or somewhere way before you  head in.. the bars outside were rammed
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: the_daddy on September 07, 2021, 03:25:43 PM
Whats peoples views on going up without one? I'd say there's very little chance of getting one on the day but I'm asking more about pubs and stuff and watching it up there. Talking to Cork people after the hurling they were saying pubs were rammed full and there were queues outside even when the match was going on, supposed to be table service and all that. Couple of pubs were shut down becuase they let people order at the bar and act like old times. The expectation is that the Guards will be all over it for the football knowing what mad hoors the Mayo and Tyrone gang are for the beer.
Its probably better to just stay at home if no ticket I imagine?

Was great atmosphere on the day and leading up to the hurling final match, every pub was full, Meagher's was decent, that was leading up to the match then it was like a ghost town! I've been up before looking for a ticket with a lad I know, I had a ticket he hadn't, so I sold mine rather than leave him standing there like a lost soul!

I'd say after the match everyone is looking to head back, I don't think I would go down again with being sure Id get a ticket.

What's the story with vaccine passports and all that craic? Needed or not  for a bite to eat and a few scoops pre match?
We a all fully vaccinated but just have the vaccination card you get in the north.

The card will be ok for most places unless they don't like the look of you.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on September 07, 2021, 03:39:15 PM
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What's the story with vaccine passports and all that craic? Needed or not  for a bite to eat and a few scoops pre match?
We a all fully vaccinated but just have the vaccination card you get in the north.

But, you can get the cert up north too: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19-covid-certificate-ni-residents
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: joemamas on September 07, 2021, 03:42:42 PM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

really feel for you.
I started a thread on attendence in June and the potential problems that one be faced, Never in my wildest drunkiness did I think we would be over 90% fully vaccinated and this same shit show would be present.

GAA deserve a good share of the blame, they only had three or four months to plan for staggered entry and ID check.
if you were told the only way you could get in to see game was to show up three hours before, would you. Answer Yes.
I think back to Mayo V Donegal in Castlebar two years ago, folks were in the ground two to three hours before.

Leo and Tony and HSE should be ashamed embarrased, that they are restricting attandence to 50%, in an outdoor arena, where 90+ % of population are vaccinated.
Anfield and Old Trafford dont have these restrictions. There should be a lot of Anger and frustration directed at both the GAA and Govt (sorry HSE)
Side note, last orders still at 10.45pm , what is the science behind this. Just embarrassing.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 07, 2021, 04:03:54 PM
I know a chap who works for AIG, who gets a freebie corporate ticket for every AI Final >:(
And he from  a Munster hurling County!!
How about offering Corporates and Club officers free tickets to the AI semi finals and then having a draw for Final tickets among those who took them up?
I don't know how many Tyrone season ticket holders there were but surely the CB could have reserved a few for them.
Our CB put 10 of their share of 1,049 for the SFC game v Galway.

Listen it's an All Ireland Final, some tickets are of course going to be reserved for corporate sponsors.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: JoG2 on September 07, 2021, 04:09:58 PM
Challenging times. 3 fully paid up members including myself at the club. We are very active and both participate and volunteer with teams...not one of us got a ticket. Wife and I would be season ticket holders also but no options to purchase...ah well! Suppose you have to expect it in current times but a real pain in the ar$e nonetheless!

really feel for you.
I started a thread on attendence in June and the potential problems that one be faced, Never in my wildest drunkiness did I think we would be over 90% fully vaccinated and this same shit show would be present.

GAA deserve a good share of the blame, they only had three or four months to plan for staggered entry and ID check.
if you were told the only way you could get in to see game was to show up three hours before, would you. Answer Yes.
I think back to Mayo V Donegal in Castlebar two years ago, folks were in the ground two to three hours before.

Leo and Tony and HSE should be ashamed embarrased, that they are restricting attandence to 50%, in an outdoor arena, where 90+ % of population are vaccinated.
Anfield and Old Trafford dont have these restrictions. There should be a lot of Anger and frustration directed at both the GAA and Govt (sorry HSE)
Side note, last orders still at 10.45pm , what is the science behind this. Just embarrassing.

Over 80%
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on September 07, 2021, 04:17:02 PM
Over 80%

Almost 90%: Fully vaccinated   88.2%
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 08, 2021, 09:51:46 AM
Can any Armagh people holding 10 year tickets pass them over immediately to their Tyrone neighbours as you know you won't see Croker this decade!  ;D

And if we ever needed reminding as to why everyone outside of Tyrone are supporting Mayo :-)

Yep that's bad craic and that's why I always prefer Armagh over Tyrone.  Any ticket ?

You prefer Armagh cos they never win anything. The same way as everyone likes wee Leitrim.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Armagh18 on September 08, 2021, 10:14:29 AM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.
Are they seriously doing this shite again?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 08, 2021, 10:29:19 AM
I know a chap who works for AIG, who gets a freebie corporate ticket for every AI Final >:(
And he from  a Munster hurling County!!
How about offering Corporates and Club officers free tickets to the AI semi finals and then having a draw for Final tickets among those who took them up?
I don't know how many Tyrone season ticket holders there were but surely the CB could have reserved a few for them.
Our CB put 10 of their share of 1,049 for the SFC game v Galway.

I think I read a few years ago there are about 2500.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 08, 2021, 11:55:01 AM
Hearing a few stories of people who attend lots of games unable to get sorted and unlikely they'll get sorted at this stage.
I'm taking the wee lad and the wife (she hasn't been all year and not a big GAA fan tbh more of a day out for her). I got a ticket for her of a supplier so it'd been for some other eejit anyway. Some people are luckier than others.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 08, 2021, 12:03:28 PM
Hearing a few stories of people who attend lots of games unable to get sorted and unlikely they'll get sorted at this stage.
I'm taking the wee lad and the wife (she hasn't been all year and not a big GAA fan tbh more of a day out for her). I got a ticket for her of a supplier so it'd been for some other eejit anyway. Some people are luckier than others.

Hope you alm have a wonderful day .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 08, 2021, 12:21:08 PM
Hearing a few stories of people who attend lots of games unable to get sorted and unlikely they'll get sorted at this stage.
I'm taking the wee lad and the wife (she hasn't been all year and not a big GAA fan tbh more of a day out for her). I got a ticket for her of a supplier so it'd been for some other eejit anyway. Some people are luckier than others.

Yes i'd say it's the typical season ticket holder that maybe wouldn't be associated with a club that is going to be the biggest loser in all this.

I think the county board could have done a draw for those who had purchased season tickets for the 2020 season to at least give them a chance.

And my daughter who has been all year won't be getting a ticket so I hope your wife has a wonderful day also.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 08, 2021, 12:52:47 PM
She'll probably bring a book to read during the game ::)
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 08, 2021, 12:57:41 PM
Thanks lads. She’s not into reading much so probably no book, just the programme so she can learn the names I’d say.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 08, 2021, 01:30:27 PM
Thanks lads. She’s not into reading much so probably no book, just the programme so she can learn the names I’d say.

Candy Crush would be a better option, probably struggle with the programme
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: JoG2 on September 08, 2021, 02:10:23 PM
Thanks lads. She’s not into reading much so probably no book, just the programme so she can learn the names I’d say.

Candy Crush would be a better option, probably struggle with the programme

Handy though to have her there, she can nip on the 30 min mark to beat the snack queue
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: iorras on September 08, 2021, 02:15:44 PM
In previous years anyone who deserved a final ticket got one in the end. will it be the same this year? were there any stories coming out of Limerick or Cork about people who should have got a ticket not getting one?

Bit of a myth. And this year plenty that "deserve" tickets will not be in attendance. The double whammy is no homecoming for the winner and the Sam Maguire Cup kept in Croke Park. Many that didn't get tickets in previous years at least had the latter to look forward to/attend.
Are they seriously doing this shite again?
Yes, there's a blond lady who has to follow the teams around to mind the cup, she's going to have her work cut out no matter who wins on Saturday. what are the odds of a pitch invasion? Quiet likely if its Mayo, also likely if its Tyrone even if they have obviously won it more recently, from where they were 4 weeks ago it'll seem like a miracle. Some craic
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 08, 2021, 02:34:18 PM
Thanks lads. She’s not into reading much so probably no book, just the programme so she can learn the names I’d say.

Candy Crush would be a better option, probably struggle with the programme

Handy though to have her there, she can nip on the 30 min mark to beat the snack queue

Christ the queues were longer than they were with 80,000 at the ground for the hurling ffs, and by the time ya got to the front there was fcuk all left lol
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Itchy on September 08, 2021, 06:40:28 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 08, 2021, 06:42:38 PM
112 euro I've spent on raffles , I'm embarrassed for myself
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: TwoUpTwoDown on September 08, 2021, 06:45:00 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

I've given my own sob story but clubs doing that is nothing short of disgraceful
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 08, 2021, 06:57:05 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

Is it any worse than the secretary/treasurer/chairman slipping a ticket to his son/daughter/partner/window cleaner? At least this way, they’re up front about it,
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Itchy on September 08, 2021, 07:04:53 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

Is it any worse than the secretary/treasurer/chairman slipping a ticket to his son/daughter/partner/window cleaner? At least this way, they’re up front about it,

Is it any worse than corruption, eh no its not. I'm thinking you don't follow. Club gets 138 tickets and has 200 members. Raffles 136 tickets to their members, 64 people don't get one. 2 tickets are then set aside and ticket sellers charge people a fiver to enter a draw for 2 tickets. Mary from outer Mongolia wins the draw and the tickets don't go to club members. Totally disgraceful.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: LeoMc on September 08, 2021, 07:25:09 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

Is it any worse than the secretary/treasurer/chairman slipping a ticket to his son/daughter/partner/window cleaner? At least this way, they’re up front about it,

Is it any worse than corruption, eh no its not. I'm thinking you don't follow. Club gets 138 tickets and has 200 members. Raffles 136 tickets to their members, 64 people don't get one. 2 tickets are then set aside and ticket sellers charge people a fiver to enter a draw for 2 tickets. Mary from outer Mongolia wins the draw and the tickets don't go to club members. Totally disgraceful.
So either 69% of members get a ticket or 68% get a ticket and the club gets €1000 to keep the place running?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: NotedObserver on September 08, 2021, 08:41:38 PM
What way are things out there? Many people still looking tickets?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 08, 2021, 08:48:15 PM
What way are things out there? Many people still looking tickets?

Lol , are you been sarcastic?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 08, 2021, 09:20:50 PM
Loaning about clubs raising money to pay bills next. f**k me. Can’t please everyone I suppose.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 08, 2021, 09:34:17 PM
Loaning about clubs raising money to pay bills next. f**k me. Can’t please everyone I suppose.

Yeah no bother , just dont understand how these clubs survive when mayo aren't in a final.

Club I know of in the uk , three entries that's right three entries in 2014 for kerry v donegal ticket .  Draws for mayo in an all Ireland anywhere up to 5k profit . 

Mayo pure box office that's for sure .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 08, 2021, 09:54:33 PM
112 euro I've spent on raffles , I'm embarrassed for myself

Bear in mind alot of those raffles are a Father Ted "number 11" sort of draw  :D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 08, 2021, 09:56:59 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

Is it any worse than the secretary/treasurer/chairman slipping a ticket to his son/daughter/partner/window cleaner? At least this way, they’re up front about it,

Is it any worse than corruption, eh no its not. I'm thinking you don't follow. Club gets 138 tickets and has 200 members. Raffles 136 tickets to their members, 64 people don't get one. 2 tickets are then set aside and ticket sellers charge people a fiver to enter a draw for 2 tickets. Mary from outer Mongolia wins the draw and the tickets don't go to club members. Totally disgraceful.

That is desperate. Anything for a few grand.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thewobbler on September 08, 2021, 11:27:38 PM
I think you’ll likely find same committee members are the ones running small scale stuff like bag packs, car washes, community walks, table quizzes, etc.

Basically anything for a few grand.

Optics are everything.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 08, 2021, 11:32:54 PM
The tickets are allocated to a club and as the committee is voted in by its membership to carry out its duties then this stuff is agreed by the club.

If this allocation process is wrong the members will not vote in these thoughtless no good sons a bitches…. no wait they won’t cause their lazy ass’s wouldn’t know how to run a bath!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 09, 2021, 12:07:15 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?

Is it any worse than the secretary/treasurer/chairman slipping a ticket to his son/daughter/partner/window cleaner? At least this way, they’re up front about it,

Is it any worse than corruption, eh no its not. I'm thinking you don't follow. Club gets 138 tickets and has 200 members. Raffles 136 tickets to their members, 64 people don't get one. 2 tickets are then set aside and ticket sellers charge people a fiver to enter a draw for 2 tickets. Mary from outer Mongolia wins the draw and the tickets don't go to club members. Totally disgraceful.

Yes, it is disgraceful. But is what I said not disgraceful?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: stiffler on September 09, 2021, 07:18:11 AM
Were any tickets released to overseas clubs/affiliates this year?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 09, 2021, 08:24:09 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: delgany on September 09, 2021, 08:55:52 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.
Catch a grip. The chair, secretary , treasurer of any club with in a competing county are entitled to a ticket for the hours they commit to their club alone .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 08:58:51 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 09, 2021, 10:54:53 AM
I know of one club who promised an entry to a ticket draw for everyone who entered their last man standing draw, by my reckoning they had about 270 extra entries on last years competition, that's 2700 euros; Club can't down that sort of money.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 09, 2021, 11:13:57 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 11:38:33 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 09, 2021, 11:40:51 AM
But if the Mickys and Marys stop producing....
Or even worse only drop the kids to soccer or fkn rugby ....
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: delgany on September 09, 2021, 11:41:59 AM
But if the Mickys and Marys stop producing....
Or even worse only drop the kids to soccer or fkn rugby ....

There are no loss and defo deserve no ticket
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 09, 2021, 11:55:22 AM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Virtually every Mickey, Mary, Marley and Muckshifter can claim to have been a volunteer at some point...
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 09, 2021, 12:01:15 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Kids just don't land at training and games on there own. Mickey and Mary are on the road 3 or 4 times a week dropping the kids to different training's and games sometimes having to leave work early as the game is at 6pm the other side of the county.  You shouldn't be so quick to right them off.

I know John and Bernie have no interest in sport and there kids quit going because John and Bernie  never encouraged them partly because they couldn't be arsed giving up their spare time to bring them to training and games.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 09, 2021, 12:05:05 PM
Just checking that all Armagh people with tickets have passed them on their Tyrone neighbours? If not, please make sure this is done no later than 12pm tomorrow to allow them time to plan their big day out.
Is mise le meas.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 09, 2021, 12:15:01 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 12:30:28 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Kids just don't land at training and games on there own. Mickey and Mary are on the road 3 or 4 times a week dropping the kids to different training's and games sometimes having to leave work early as the game is at 6pm the other side of the county.  You shouldn't be so quick to right them off.

I know John and Bernie have no interest in sport and there kids quit going because John and Bernie  never encouraged them partly because they couldn't be arsed giving up their spare time to bring them to training and games.

I'm not writing them off. But to think they deserve two AIF tickets cause they nipped out of work to leave their kids to a football match is f**king ridiculous. Mickey and Mary are doing the bare minimum expected of anyone involved in the GAA. Turning up. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 09, 2021, 12:34:15 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine

If Micky and Mary go to county games all year they deserve an all ireland ticket, regardless of how many lotto tickets they sold or teams they coached.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 12:39:18 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine

If Micky and Mary go to county games all year they deserve an all ireland ticket, regardless of how many lotto tickets they sold or teams they coached.

Yes they deserve one... doesn't mean they're going to get one though does it? Many others will be more deserving and this is the problem. Turning up doesn't give you a God given right to an AIF ticket.
Anyway, AGM season is coming round. They can put their hands up and join a committee and see how they get on next year.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 09, 2021, 12:41:17 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine

If Micky and Mary go to county games all year they deserve an all ireland ticket, regardless of how many lotto tickets they sold or teams they coached.

Yes they deserve one... doesn't mean they're going to get one though does it? Many others will be more deserving and this is the problem. Turning up doesn't give you a God given right to an AIF ticket.
Anyway, AGM season is coming round. They can put their hands up and join a committee and see how they get on next year.

Why does someone need to be on a club committee to be entitled to a county ticket? I never understood this. Does someone who sits on a club committee have more of a right than someone who is more county orientated and wouldn't miss a game? Why is this the case??
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 12:50:26 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine

If Micky and Mary go to county games all year they deserve an all ireland ticket, regardless of how many lotto tickets they sold or teams they coached.

Yes they deserve one... doesn't mean they're going to get one though does it? Many others will be more deserving and this is the problem. Turning up doesn't give you a God given right to an AIF ticket.
Anyway, AGM season is coming round. They can put their hands up and join a committee and see how they get on next year.

Why does someone need to be on a club committee to be entitled to a county ticket? I never understood this. Does someone who sits on a club committee have more of a right than someone who is more county orientated and wouldn't miss a game? Why is this the case??

Only when it comes to the tickets that that particular club is responsible for handing out. They rightly reward their hardest working members.
If someone attends all the county games and secures tickets for the final via whatever source is that is perfectly fine. They 100% deserve them. I wouldn't apply for tickets via club I am not a member of. Which is what you seem to think should happen. If you do, join a club and introduce a motion to get that changed. It is a democracy after all.
The GAA is a volunteer organisation. That seems to be lost in your thinking. Volunteers should get first call on tickets for the showpiece of the year.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 09, 2021, 01:03:54 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 09, 2021, 01:12:09 PM
Mickey and mary or john and Bernie,  who got the tickets in the end .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 01:16:12 PM
Mickey and mary or john and Bernie,  who got the tickets in the end .

None - they're all lazy c***ts and do nothing in the club. Club raffled them and some useless bastard from a neighbouring club won them...f**k sake!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: LeoMc on September 09, 2021, 01:17:14 PM
Was up in North mayo today, ballina stephites, knockmore and crossmolina all raffling 2 tickets by selling lines to all and sundry. Personally I think that's real shitty on their members, taking tickets away from members. Half the county going around moaning about no tickets and clubs doing that?
If a county is in the final the clubs will get a lot of tickets. This approach using 2 tickets as a fundraiser is fine provided its agreed beforehand and the remaining tickets are balloted fairly. What's not fine is where the chairman or committee decide there will be a raffle, but nevertheless guarantee themselves tickets from the remainer.

Chairpersons, committee members, mentors, groundskeepers and other club volunteers should absolutely 100% get sorted first for tickets as opposed to Mickey and Mary who drop of Johnny and never lift a finger around the club. There can be no argument on this. The amount of work it takes to run a GAA club nowadays is incredible. These people give up their time free of charge and you begrudge them a few AIF tickets when the county eventually reaches a final?

Without Mickey and Mary there would be no club either.

Yes there would. Mickey and Mary's come and go in all places across the country. The GAA is the one constant.

Let’s say you have a country club with 400 members. Realistically how many of those 400 are coaches/committee members/wash jersies etc? Maybe 100? So that leaves say 300 who aren’t a coach/sit on committees etc..... cut out those 300 membership fees, lotto ticket sales, income from drinking in the bar, monthly quiz, match day revenue etc..... where does that leave the club financially?

And that’s not including the knock on effect of those parents who don’t send their kids to the club. So, throwing 300 Mickey and Mary’s  on the scrapyard has  far more repercussions than you’d imagine

If Micky and Mary go to county games all year they deserve an all ireland ticket, regardless of how many lotto tickets they sold or teams they coached.

If they support the County, they should be getting their ticket from the County, not the club they are doing the minimum to support. They club should be looking after those who support it. Each club can determine what mix of cash, sweat and time is more important and needs rewarded.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 09, 2021, 01:18:20 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 09, 2021, 01:22:25 PM
Bring back the Ban.
That will get rid of all but the fíor "Gales".
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 01:22:59 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.

Absolutely. After the volunteers around the club are sorted out first or course. Unfortunately Croke Park is only at 50% this year so it's unlikely that ordinary club members will be accommodated.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: trueblue1234 on September 09, 2021, 01:26:51 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.
Everyone looking tickets is paid up members. I doubt a club would guarantee AI tickets as part of their membership.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 09, 2021, 01:29:40 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.

Who knows, the point of it is that the committee, whether they go or not are more entitled to tickets that those who do feck all but drop their kids off. A lot of clubs raffle off tickets every year, its a brilliant fundraiser and this is arranged by the committee in these clubs, the members vote them in so they shouldn't be complaining about the club making money off 2 tickets..

If not, they can attend the next AGM if they are fully paid up and ask for a change, and if the body of the membership vote for that then it won't happen again..
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 09, 2021, 01:34:40 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.
Everyone looking tickets is paid up members. I doubt a club would guarantee AI tickets as part of their membership.

I doubt they would either, but entry in to a draw for tickets is what they guarantee.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 09, 2021, 01:38:03 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.

Absolutely. After the volunteers around the club are sorted out first or course. Unfortunately Croke Park is only at 50% this year so it's unlikely that ordinary club members will be accommodated.

Every member has a right to a equal chance of a ticket. What about players if a club have 150 players from underage to senior/junior b etc have they the same right to a ticket as the volunteers?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: square_ball on September 09, 2021, 01:40:10 PM
Said it in another thread players at a club should be at the top of any list when they’re handing out tickets.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 09, 2021, 01:47:44 PM
Being on the club committee means you have duties to carry out, more that anyone else, the work that goes on behind the scenes that no one sees but just expects to be there when they turn up and drop their kids off or watch a senior game.

The running of the shop
Organising club gear
Arranging challenge games and sorting out ref's
Getting the grass cut
Having a ground/pitch clean up
Getting the memberships from arseholes who won't pay them
Checking registrations
Organising tea/food for away teams
Renting a bus for games
Cleaning the club rooms and changing rooms
Working behind the bar
Doing the accounting
Taking shit from wee Johnny's mum an dad cause their kid isn't playing up front
Mediating disagreements with the teams/coaches
Bringing in physio's and organising a doctor come championship
Ensuring the defib is working and nearby
Chair meetings with the club every fortnight and looking at progressing the club further
Setting long term plans so wee johnny has a better training experience that what we had 20 years ago
Arranging the health and safety courses and coaching courses
The lotto
Marketing the club
Working closely with schools
Fundraising.........


These are just some of the jobs the committee do or organise every year, but yeah give Mickey and Mary a ticket over them because they drop their kid off a couple a nights a week so that the kid can develop physically and mental within a great club and go on to be a better person because of it? If Mickey and Mary want to give off about that they can go to soccer or rugby

Where Mickey and Mary are paid up club members they have every right to a ticket from a club draw as  clubs use this as a selling point when trying to sell memberships.

Absolutely. After the volunteers around the club are sorted out first or course. Unfortunately Croke Park is only at 50% this year so it's unlikely that ordinary club members will be accommodated.

Every member has a right to a equal chance of a ticket. What about players if a club have 150 players from underage to senior/junior b etc have they the same right to a ticket as the volunteers?

What do you think the membership of a club is generally made up off? its playing members, be they ladies/men or juveniles. All club members should stick their name in the hat, but again if the committee decide to raffle 2 tickets to raise money so what? They'll only do it if that's been agreed, and if not that should be brought up at the next agm
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thewobbler on September 09, 2021, 02:01:48 PM
Said it in another thread players at a club should be at the top of any list when they’re handing out tickets.
Really?

Senior players just? Or junior Bs too? Or minors, under 14s, under 9s?

Let’s just say that in your demented world that it’s senior footballers top of the queue (rest of the club’s players join in with the plebs instead).

So wee Tommy who is only training with the seniors this year as Covid means he can’t travel. He gets a ticket ahead of the groundsman.

And Frank. That f**king sociopath who has next to no affinity with club; refuses to buy a lotto ticket, ignores membership payment deadlines, never attends club events. He gets a ticket ahead of the lotto team.

Or Ronan. He’s a good lad but he is a tad off senior level. As we’ve a smallish squad he’s welcome for numbers and trains in spurts. maybe see him January. Maybe a few weeks in April. He likes septembers, good to be part of a championship set up. He gets a ticket ahead of the club referee.


Makes perfect sense. No honestly if does.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 09, 2021, 02:38:54 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: stiffler on September 09, 2021, 02:39:06 PM
There’s no set of rules to follow for ticket distribution.

It’s up to the clubs committee to distribute in a fair and equitable manner. If they fail to do this, their positions are up for grabs at the end of the year.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 09, 2021, 02:46:46 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Boycey if you get one and you are doing what your are doing for the club then fair play, I was never phoning anyone from Limerick or Cork when I was lucky enough to get a hurling ticket, Those tickets were allocated out to the county and i was lucky enough to have it.

By the same token, if you've built up a network of ticket providers then that problem is not with you but the ticket provider not allocating that ticket for someone inside his own county.

So enjoy the match ya lucky git, I never put my name in the hat this time or any time for the football, their are better men for it
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 09, 2021, 02:47:46 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Absolutely not. If you're lucky enough to get a ticket by being immersed in the GAA then good luck to you.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: whitey on September 09, 2021, 02:57:04 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 09, 2021, 03:04:53 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Absolutely not. If you're lucky enough to get a ticket by being immersed in the GAA then good luck to you.

So the crowd will be full of lotto sellers from 32 counties whilst most of the competing County fans sit at home. Not for me, sorry.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Redhand Santa on September 09, 2021, 03:19:13 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

If they didn't get sorted its because clubs have messed up. Tyrone got over 11,000 tickets. They played Donegal in an Ulster semi final earlier this year with a capacity of something like 2,500 and didn't sell the full allocation (they went on general sale on the Friday evening). For the Ulster final again their was no huge demand for the allocation of tickets with a 16,000 capacity. Even for the semi final I don't believe they were going back begging for extra tickets and everyone in the clubs was easily sorted. The issue for the final in the competing counties is people jumping on the bandwagon.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 09, 2021, 03:33:48 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

If they didn't get sorted its because clubs have messed up. Tyrone got over 11,000 tickets. They played Donegal in an Ulster semi final earlier this year with a capacity of something like 2,500 and didn't sell the full allocation (they went on general sale on the Friday evening). For the Ulster final again their was no huge demand for the allocation of tickets with a 16,000 capacity. Even for the semi final I don't believe they were going back begging for extra tickets and everyone in the clubs was easily sorted. The issue for the final in the competing counties is people jumping on the bandwagon.

Our tickets won't have come from either county boards allocations both of which are broadly the same in other years. As has been said on here by numerous people the allocation received by both counties will exceed the GAA diehards within their county?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: blewuporstuffed on September 09, 2021, 03:42:21 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

If they didn't get sorted its because clubs have messed up. Tyrone got over 11,000 tickets. They played Donegal in an Ulster semi final earlier this year with a capacity of something like 2,500 and didn't sell the full allocation (they went on general sale on the Friday evening). For the Ulster final again their was no huge demand for the allocation of tickets with a 16,000 capacity. Even for the semi final I don't believe they were going back begging for extra tickets and everyone in the clubs was easily sorted. The issue for the final in the competing counties is people jumping on the bandwagon.

Our tickets won't have come from either county boards allocations both of which are broadly the same in other years. As has been said on here by numerous people the allocation received by both counties will exceed the GAA diehards within their county?
Go and enjoy the game Boycey, I don't think there is anything to be 'guilty' about.
In my experience, these people not getting tickets are very few and far between. -

 "There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs"

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: macdanger2 on September 09, 2021, 03:45:21 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Ye're a bunch of c*nts. If you're any sort, you'll meet me outside Gills on Saturday and hand over the 7/8 tickets; in return; ye can all have bed & board for the week's celebrations in Mayo!! ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 09, 2021, 03:47:27 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Ye're a bunch of c*nts. If you're any sort, you'll meet me outside Gills on Saturday and hand over the 7/8 tickets; in return; ye can all have bed & board for the week's celebrations in Mayo!! ;D

brilliant
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: naka on September 09, 2021, 04:21:32 PM
Said it in another thread players at a club should be at the top of any list when they’re handing out tickets.
bullocks,
managers, committee.
layers come and go, but the above are the life blood
some clubs find it hard to get their players to take the monthly club payment.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: TwoUpTwoDown on September 09, 2021, 05:07:20 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

If they didn't get sorted its because clubs have messed up. Tyrone got over 11,000 tickets. They played Donegal in an Ulster semi final earlier this year with a capacity of something like 2,500 and didn't sell the full allocation (they went on general sale on the Friday evening). For the Ulster final again their was no huge demand for the allocation of tickets with a 16,000 capacity. Even for the semi final I don't believe they were going back begging for extra tickets and everyone in the clubs was easily sorted. The issue for the final in the competing counties is people jumping on the bandwagon.

I see your point but complete contradiction to this is our own situation. We applied for tickets for all above mentioned games and the three of us got no problem. Yet we can't get the sniff of a ticket here after missing out in our clubs allocation.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Boycey on September 09, 2021, 05:28:29 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

Ye're a bunch of c*nts. If you're any sort, you'll meet me outside Gills on Saturday and hand over the 7/8 tickets; in return; ye can all have bed & board for the week's celebrations in Mayo!! ;D

Lol, we're more Meaghers than Gills :). In other years you could have done worse than meeting us. A Mayo woman befriended us one time and got a couple of spare tickets over a couple of different years.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 09, 2021, 05:33:35 PM
Where would this group stand in Gaaboards estimations :)

A group of us (7/8) attend both All Irelands every year, we're from Monaghan so never as a competing county  :). A good share of us would attend semis/quarters and all our own county fixtures. All involved up to our throats in our own club in management, admin, coaching, refereeing, volunteering. Its not certain yet but I'd hope we will all get this Saturday. none of the tickets through the club as we didn't come out in the club draw but from a network of contacts built up over many years.

This isn't a Billy big bollix "look at me I'm going to the match" post but a reflection of the type of people that go to the final as I'm sure we'll see/meet other groups that we see every year.

Should we be giving it a miss this year?

Answers on a postcard please..................

I’ll take a contrary opinion and say you shouldn’t go

There are people from the competing counties that have followed their teams through thick and thin-sometimes for decades, who’ve spent thousands of Euros supporting their counties at the same time putting in serious hours at their home clubs

For a lot of these people, their counties winning may very well be the best day of their lives.

Why would you deny them the opportunity to be present on the big day when you really don’t care who wins one way or the other

I’d give them up to a deserving soul and bank some serious karma

At most, each county would have a few thousand die hard supporters, who follow their county all year, all around Ireland. In the depths of winter, McKenna cup etc, they’ll be there. So they’d be more deserving of an AI ticket, and you’d hope they’d get them. As for the rest who get to attend an AI final, they’re probably a mixture of going to a few games a year, to those going to the big summer days out provincial/league finals to those who were never at a match in their lives.

So giving up your ticket so a bandwagoner (likely) pockets it?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rois on September 09, 2021, 11:14:11 PM
Anyone know how to transfer a mobile ticket?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: tyrone86 on September 10, 2021, 12:45:16 AM
Anyone know how to transfer a mobile ticket?

As far as I know you have to do it from a desktop/laptop and download it as a PDF to send it - the transfer functionality doesn't appear to be activated on gaa Ticketmaster accounts
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rois on September 10, 2021, 06:15:31 AM
At least I’m not missing something.
Thank you.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Louther on September 10, 2021, 08:04:59 AM
The GAA introduced the season tickets number of years ago and it hasn’t moved on from that time. I thought it would be developed further and we would have seen standard membership cards for all GAA members that can be linked to attendance records or season tickets. Maybe the scale is too much.

You see it across the water for Premier league club where there membership card is basically their ticket and can be activated for games. Surely in this age this could be developed and for club and season ticket holders their attendance is recorded and big games are then based on attendance during the year. This is the case for season ticket holders but club members receiving tickets through clubs seem to be at risk of missing out more and in cases where they have to buy from ticketmaster and no record kept.

Mayo always had massive season ticket holders and I believe it was capped at times plus they used mainly to secure all Ireland final tickets with holders passing them on for away league games to be used by others. Playing the system as such.

But in current times there is no reason why Mary the club member who attends all county games is at risk of losing all Ireland tickets due to the luck of a ballot while Mary the season ticket holder with no club has increased chance. But may be entitled but Mary the club member needs to be elevated in pecking order.

There is nothing to stop loyal supporters who attend all county games getting tickets based on actual attendances across the year bar the system of allocating them by ways of ballots and luck.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 10, 2021, 08:46:24 AM
I never really got the County supporter who's not affiliated to his local club, unless he/she have moved away from their area and never bothered with the local club nearby....

Is that the case for these supporters? Or are they just weird?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 10, 2021, 08:55:39 AM
I never really got the County supporter who's not affiliated to his local club, unless he/she have moved away from their area and never bothered with the local club nearby....

Is that the case for these supporters? Or are they just weird?

That's the case for a lot of of mayo people , I left home at 17 went to england , so apart from playing underage for home club wouldnt of have been around,  played a bit of junior for  a club in manchester and London,  that's where it ends due to how I went about life ,construction worker from town to town . I'm 43 now in Dublin,  I'd watch an odd club game up here and would pay membership to home club most years but it wouldnt warrant an all Ireland ticket .

I love GAA , it's part of who I am , everything about me is mayo gaa , I live it everyday of my life , it's in the fuckin bones of me , everyone who knows me associates me with following the county team .

I just dint understand why that makes me not entitled to an all Ireland ticket as per arguments put forward in here. 
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: shark on September 10, 2021, 09:34:59 AM
I never really got the County supporter who's not affiliated to his local club, unless he/she have moved away from their area and never bothered with the local club nearby....

Is that the case for these supporters? Or are they just weird?

I have always been of the same view - but it really is different from county to county. There are different dynamics at play, as Larry points out above. I'm from a county where there would often be a bigger crowd at a club championship game than at a county match. Everyone wants the county to win, but not many people really care all that much. Outside of those involved in their clubs, nobody else really pays any attention to GAA. I have in-laws from Mayo (although she's not Mayo herself!) who follow Mayo everywhere, yet couldn't even tell me how their local club went in championship last year.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 10, 2021, 09:58:45 AM
Larry who's my brother in law would have a differing opinion on it to me but I know he has no ticket and there's not to many more dedicated to Mayo then him. I know he's been at FBD games when it wasn't fashionable and nobody else was at them.


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Louther on September 10, 2021, 10:09:18 AM
It’s horses for courses and modern Ireland will see many reasons why people are either separated from their club and unable to volunteer or they aren’t in a position for it. It’s also the case that the club is better off with some individuals not been involved  ;)

Using Larry as an example I’m sure he supports his and other clubs in Mayo where possible, financially and has an interest. He already says he pays his membership. There will be others who don’t. I’m sure if the Dublin supporters only had club members/volunteers they’d be light. Anyone who been to a club championship game in Dublin would see this. The early rounds very sparsely attended.

Their should be a way for county supporters to follow their county. Their should also be a way to record loyalty of club supporters rather than a ballot.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 10, 2021, 10:17:00 AM
Mayo and I asume Dublin don't accept new season ticket holders but is their any other county in either code which is sold out?

I do think the system is abused by a few in Mayo who don't go to game and pass them onto to others just so they can guarantee an All Ireland ticket in the event of getting there. Not a lot you can do about it though unless they stick ID's on the season ticket.

Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 10, 2021, 10:37:42 AM
I never really got the County supporter who's not affiliated to his local club, unless he/she have moved away from their area and never bothered with the local club nearby....

Is that the case for these supporters? Or are they just weird?

Could be a number of reasons. Most common I would say is because of nepotism within clubs. It wally gets people backs up when they aren't one of those families who get picked for underage, are guaranteed all ireland tickets etc. Some people just think to hell with them but will still be diehard county men. I know of alot of these sort of people in Tyrone.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 10, 2021, 11:25:47 AM
The GAA is a volunteer organisation. Turning up to county matches is fantastic. But is the bare minimum. This is the showpiece of the year. The big arena. It is right that the GAA trusts it's volunteers to appropriate the tickets in the competing counties. Volunteers should be rewarded imo.

If you don't like that approach then people should join a club, bring forward a motion and get it changed.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 10, 2021, 11:47:23 AM
I never really got the County supporter who's not affiliated to his local club, unless he/she have moved away from their area and never bothered with the local club nearby....

Is that the case for these supporters? Or are they just weird?

There is also the club person who doesn't give a hoot about the county until a final comes along...
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: larryin89 on September 10, 2021, 12:05:37 PM
3600 tickets were available for the first game mayo supporters could get to attend since covid , v leitrim in the championship . Couldnt believe my luck when I was able to purchase online.  Off I set for castlebar,  I shook my head for the duration of the game,  they couldn't even sell the 3600 a little over 2000 showed up .  All of a sudden everyone goes to every game when you read all the posts on social media , it's a lie . Whatever about club v county argument ,there are thousands going to the game tomorrow who are just well connected event junkies . Life is unfair I hear ya say , it is but it doesnt always have to be  .
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: RedHand88 on September 10, 2021, 12:27:05 PM
The GAA is a volunteer organisation. Turning up to county matches is fantastic. But is the bare minimum. This is the showpiece of the year. The big arena. It is right that the GAA trusts it's volunteers to appropriate the tickets in the competing counties. Volunteers should be rewarded imo.

If you don't like that approach then people should join a club, bring forward a motion and get it changed.

Hah! I admire your optimism.  ;D
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 10, 2021, 01:13:39 PM
The GAA is a volunteer organisation. Turning up to county matches is fantastic. But is the bare minimum. This is the showpiece of the year. The big arena. It is right that the GAA trusts it's volunteers to appropriate the tickets in the competing counties. Volunteers should be rewarded imo.

If you don't like that approach then people should join a club, bring forward a motion and get it changed.

The only time really that tickets are an issue is for an AI final. Maybe a provincial final. For most other matches, anyone can buy a ticket online without having to rely on being a member of a club to get one. I’ve been to AI semis/QFs in Hurling and football, qualifiers, AI club finals etc that didn’t involve my own club/county without needing to go to any club looking tickets

How often is AI tickets an issue within a club though really? OK, in recent years Dublin Kerry Mayo have been in a few finals, and Tipp Kilkenny Limerick in the Hurling,  so it’s been a common occurrence for those counties,.... so clubs might have drawn up a scheme/plan to deal with ticket allocation. But for most other counties, it’s probably  a once in a generation thing. Since 2000, Cork have been in 3 finals, Galway Armagh Donegal have been in 2, Down Meath 1. Even Tyrone with 5 is not a regular occurrence.  Do any clubs in these counties have a set in stone way of distributing tickets?

So imagine  a member rolling up to their club AGM proposing how to deal with AI tickets. That’s fine if you’re in Dublin Mayo etc, but you’d be chased out of it even if you were from the likes of Monaghan Roscommon or Armagh, even though they’re top 10 teams. Coming in here, wasting our time discussing something that might never happen, or maybe once every 30 years. We’re more concerned about how we’re going to upgrade those knackered old changing rooms or how we’re going to find money for a  new set of jersies.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on September 10, 2021, 08:46:11 PM
Anyone know if tickets with September 4th printed on them are definitely okay? I’d sleep a lot easier tonight known were 100% not gonna run into any issues on the day 😅
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: redzone on September 10, 2021, 10:45:40 PM
I purchased mine on the 3rd
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: NotedObserver on September 11, 2021, 12:46:38 AM
Best place to park?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on September 11, 2021, 01:14:30 AM
Anyone know if tickets with September 4th printed on them are definitely okay? I’d sleep a lot easier tonight known were 100% not gonna run into any issues on the day 😅

You know you're not going to be allowed in and Mayo are going to win their first in 70 years, right?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on September 11, 2021, 06:33:15 AM
Not sure the GAA could have done a much better job on ticket allocation this year given the limited tickets (other than increase capacity of course!), but in general terms it is extraordinary the way tickets are allocated for finals. In particular the high number that goes to clubs in non-competing counties. Which inevitably means that atmosphere for semi finals is better than finals.

It’ll never change, as GAA officialdom likes the way it is, but personally I’d much prefer the stadium to be full of Tyrone and Mayo heads who cheer and roar at every incident and will be delighted/gutted at the end of the game. rather than Cork, Laois, etc heads who nod appreciatevly and clap politely.

The 1995 All Ireland final was the only Dublin game in league or championship that I missed in that decade. Knowing how that felt, I would never go to an all Ireland final ahead of someone from a competing county. Thankfully, albeit a long 16 years later, I got over that disappointment!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 11, 2021, 10:08:54 AM
Best atmosphere is always the Semis.
They're a kind of *people's day out while the Finals are a *GAA officials day out.

*Or bandwagoners/dedicated Volunteers if you prefer.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 11, 2021, 10:23:28 AM
Not sure the GAA could have done a much better job on ticket allocation this year given the limited tickets (other than increase capacity of course!), but in general terms it is extraordinary the way tickets are allocated for finals. In particular the high number that goes to clubs in non-competing counties. Which inevitably means that atmosphere for semi finals is better than finals.

It’ll never change, as GAA officialdom likes the way it is, but personally I’d much prefer the stadium to be full of Tyrone and Mayo heads who cheer and roar at every incident and will be delighted/gutted at the end of the game. rather than Cork, Laois, etc heads who nod appreciatevly and clap politely.

The 1995 All Ireland final was the only Dublin game in league or championship that I missed in that decade. Knowing how that felt, I would never go to an all Ireland final ahead of someone from a competing county. Thankfully, albeit a long 16 years later, I got over that disappointment!

Good for you, but I love heading to the finals, the craic and atmosphere that it brings with such a great occasion thats is imbedded into GAA supporters from all counties….
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 11, 2021, 12:37:37 PM
Of course you love this, the present system is rigged for the likes of you. That is the problem.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Itchy on September 11, 2021, 02:27:30 PM
Not sure the GAA could have done a much better job on ticket allocation this year given the limited tickets (other than increase capacity of course!), but in general terms it is extraordinary the way tickets are allocated for finals. In particular the high number that goes to clubs in non-competing counties. Which inevitably means that atmosphere for semi finals is better than finals.

It’ll never change, as GAA officialdom likes the way it is, but personally I’d much prefer the stadium to be full of Tyrone and Mayo heads who cheer and roar at every incident and will be delighted/gutted at the end of the game. rather than Cork, Laois, etc heads who nod appreciatevly and clap politely.

The 1995 All Ireland final was the only Dublin game in league or championship that I missed in that decade. Knowing how that felt, I would never go to an all Ireland final ahead of someone from a competing county. Thankfully, albeit a long 16 years later, I got over that disappointment!

100% right. The final allocation makes no sense.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 11, 2021, 03:03:09 PM
Of course you love this, the present system is rigged for the likes of you. That is the problem.

Rigged? So you’ve been to Croke finals what twice? 3 times? Good for you
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: thewobbler on September 11, 2021, 03:08:42 PM
Of course you love this, the present system is rigged for the likes of you. That is the problem.

If it was “rigged” the other way, it would cause bigger problems.

Down referees got 2 tickets this year. I will never understand how any grown man after being a spectator at a few GAA matches could wish refereeing upon himself. It’s a form of masochism. The least we should do each year is get them a ticket for the AI final.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Hound on September 11, 2021, 03:40:40 PM
If Down made the final, then every ref in Down should be guaranteed a ticket. But that wouldn’t be the case because so many tickets go to non-competing counties.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 11, 2021, 03:47:25 PM
If Down made the final, then every ref in Down should be guaranteed a ticket. But that wouldn’t be the case because so many tickets go to non-competing counties.

They’d get a ticket as they are members of their club thus entitled to the club tickets and draw for ref tickets
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 11, 2021, 06:02:11 PM
Of course you love this, the present system is rigged for the likes of you. That is the problem.

If it was “rigged” the other way, it would cause bigger problems.

Down referees got 2 tickets this year. I will never understand how any grown man after being a spectator at a few GAA matches could wish refereeing upon himself. It’s a form of masochism. The least we should do each year is get them a ticket for the AI final.

As I said, I do not disagee with rewarding people, only the currency used for the reward.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: StPatsAbu on September 12, 2021, 10:42:37 PM
At least 10k extra got in so likely by slipping a bribe on the gate. Are Dublin gaa "volunteers" still milking it? Do bears sh1t in the woods?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 13, 2021, 02:19:23 AM
Not a chance there was half capacity yesterday lol, have assumed that the GAA allocated more tickets than they let on.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Armagh18 on September 13, 2021, 09:43:07 AM
If Down made the final, then every ref in Down should be guaranteed a ticket. But that wouldn’t be the case because so many tickets go to non-competing counties.
No chance unless every player, lotto seller, groundsman, coach and committee member etc is guaranteed one as well.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Maroon Manc on September 13, 2021, 11:47:06 AM
I've heard some say there was nearer 50,000 in there but there wasn't. Plenty of people with upper tier tickets went down to the lower tiers; Lots of space where I was in the Upper Cusack.

I know a good few fools who've no interest in football and would only go to finals manage to get in, feel sorry for genuine fans who didn't get in.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: CK_Redhand on September 13, 2021, 11:51:43 AM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: clarshack on September 13, 2021, 11:54:00 AM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: armaghniac on September 13, 2021, 12:32:11 PM
If Down made the final, then every ref in Down should be guaranteed a ticket. But that wouldn’t be the case because so many tickets go to non-competing counties.
No chance unless every player, lotto seller, groundsman, coach and committee member etc is guaranteed one as well.

The GAA should give half the tickets to competing counties and these categories of people should be guaranteed.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Armagh18 on September 13, 2021, 01:16:13 PM
If Down made the final, then every ref in Down should be guaranteed a ticket. But that wouldn’t be the case because so many tickets go to non-competing counties.
No chance unless every player, lotto seller, groundsman, coach and committee member etc is guaranteed one as well.

The GAA should give half the tickets to competing counties and these categories of people should be guaranteed.
Out of interest how many would this include in Dublin i wonder? But yeah competing counties should be getting first refusal on tickets. Although at this stage Mayo ones be safer staying at home!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cavan19 on September 13, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 13, 2021, 03:26:40 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Blowitupref on September 13, 2021, 09:23:20 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!

I'd be more questioning why a chap like that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Rossfan on September 13, 2021, 09:45:19 PM
Likely to be a family member of some smug "I always get a  ticket" person.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: From the Bunker on September 13, 2021, 10:14:43 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!

I'd be more questioning why a chap like that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket.

There is always a chap that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket. That's life!


Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on September 13, 2021, 10:30:53 PM
I wonder did Boycey get a ticket? Stuck on a Donegal top
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Blowitupref on September 13, 2021, 10:52:47 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

I wouldn't think he is to shamed.

Ban for life? Ah lads get a life! A young lad has a bit of Banter! I'm sure Tyrone fans watching on TV had a good laugh!

I'd be more questioning why a chap like that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket.

There is always a chap that got his hands on a ticket while plenty of Tyrone and Mayo supporters who wanted to attend couldn't get a ticket. That's life!

I suppose this will continue with the "that's life" attitude
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Cobra on September 14, 2021, 09:53:20 AM
Seemed to be a tickets floating about in the end. I was offered 2 on Sat morn. I think there was more than 40k inside Croke Park as well. Heard a few stories of multiple people getting in on the one ticket. Anyone else here stories like this?
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Armagh18 on September 14, 2021, 09:58:01 AM
Seemed to be a tickets floating about in the end. I was offered 2 on Sat morn. I think there was more than 40k inside Croke Park as well. Heard a few stories of multiple people getting in on the one ticket. Anyone else here stories like this?
Brilliant video on facebook of young fella sneaking in through the turnstile. Fair play.
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: Baile an tuaigh on September 14, 2021, 12:03:42 PM
Seemed to be a tickets floating about in the end. I was offered 2 on Sat morn. I think there was more than 40k inside Croke Park as well. Heard a few stories of multiple people getting in on the one ticket. Anyone else here stories like this?

https://mobile.twitter.com/refcomeon/status/1437414502123855878?s=24
Title: Re: All Ireland final tickets thread
Post by: FearAnFhírinne on September 15, 2021, 05:31:27 PM
How'd that wee donegal shite get a ticket?

Should be banned for life. Also should be getting a visit from the guards.
Seen someone named and shamed him yesterday.

What did he do?.