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Admission To League Games Set To Increase

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Well 20e is not too bad. I hope though it is frozen at this price for the All Ireland championships too in the summer.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 19/01/2019 10:57:11    2158157

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Am i missing something, 20 euro is terrific value, its the same price as roll, coffee and mars bar.

U 16 also go free, you could bring your self a four kids for 20 euro admission.

Id challenge anyone to find similar value in attending another sport of a similar caliber,"
Yes. You are missing something. For your 20 euro you could end up standing in the cold and watching 2nd string teams go half heartedly at it. To show how teams feel about the league, the Tipp hurlers felt that reaching the league last year cost them championship form. Ridiculous but if they believe it, I don't imagine they'll be going full tilt. Two or three years ago on the Saturday before Dublin were due to play Kerry in front of a full house, Jim Gavin said he was using the game as preparation to play Wicklow! Using Kerry as a challenge game to play Wicklow!! Again ridiculous but again shows the attitude of the top teams to the competition. They are in different. Loads of the better players take breaks over the winter. It is terrible PR and this just adds to this.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3736 - 19/01/2019 11:27:59    2158164

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The tickets that you buy pre match that were 12€ are now gone to 15€

If you buy it before you dont have to pay the 20€

leamhcanhill16 (Dublin) - Posts: 14 - 19/01/2019 11:37:58    2158167

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Am i missing something, 20 euro is terrific value, its the same price as roll, coffee and mars bar.

U 16 also go free, you could bring your self a four kids for 20 euro admission.

Id challenge anyone to find similar value in attending another sport of a similar caliber,"
As usual you are, it's fine for a fella hopping on a bus/luas/dart to go to a game in Croker for the rest of us who have to pay for a ticket PLUS the price of fuel for the car, bit of grub etc €20 is the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

But don't you fret about it, sure you probably head to a couple of the home games in Croker and hence your a true blue :D

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 4994 - 19/01/2019 12:26:33    2158174

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Am i missing something, 20 euro is terrific value, its the same price as roll, coffee and mars bar.

U 16 also go free, you could bring your self a four kids for 20 euro admission.

Id challenge anyone to find similar value in attending another sport of a similar caliber,"
So the kids going free is better value because adult tickets are now €20? Even in Dublin you won't pay more than a tenner for a roll, coffee or a mars bar unless you like being ripped off.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 19/01/2019 12:35:30    2158176

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This was posted as a new thread but since the subject matter is the same it has been incorporated here.

G.A.A._fan (99)
1/19/19
1:51PM


Price Increase A Disgrace


The price increase from €15 to €20 is a disgrace in my opinion. I mean €15 is a fair amount to pay to go and see a league match but €20 to go and see a league match is way too high as far as I'm concerned.

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2173 - 19/01/2019 14:07:50    2158194

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so...

number of games on tv goes up while at the same time, the price for the actual match going fan goes up.

and they will then launch investigations into why numbers are getting lower.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 13496 - 19/01/2019 14:33:07    2158203

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Pure greed. Biting the hand that feeds them, the season ticket holders and pay as you go league fans who don't miss a game. I never like drawing comparisons with soccer as I love both sports but I can attend Dalymount Park for a league match for €15, have a seat, decent food, quality bars, cheap pints, DJ all thrown in. I go onto the ONeills website and I can buy the Bohemians jersey for €60. The Dublin jersey cost me €70. They maintain that soccer is one of the biggest threats to the sport yet they punish the punters who finance them.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 3985 - 19/01/2019 15:07:06    2158212

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Am i missing something, 20 euro is terrific value, its the same price as roll, coffee and mars bar.

U 16 also go free, you could bring your self a four kids for 20 euro admission.

Id challenge anyone to find similar value in attending another sport of a similar caliber,"
What price are rolls, coffee andMars bar in Dublin. You would have change out of €20 in most delis/shops in
Rural Ireland.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1146 - 19/01/2019 15:24:22    2158215

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Replying To thelongridge:  "What price are rolls, coffee andMars bar in Dublin. You would have change out of €20 in most delis/shops in
Rural Ireland."
Christ Id want to be getting change out of €10 never mind 20

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 335 - 19/01/2019 16:05:58    2158221

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€20 is too dear for a league game but they are offering deal of €15 if you buy it before match day..so least thats there, majority will buy beforehand and it helps attendance with people being committed too going

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 335 - 19/01/2019 16:10:46    2158223

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Yes. You are missing something. For your 20 euro you could end up standing in the cold and watching 2nd string teams go half heartedly at it. To show how teams feel about the league, the Tipp hurlers felt that reaching the league last year cost them championship form. Ridiculous but if they believe it, I don't imagine they'll be going full tilt. Two or three years ago on the Saturday before Dublin were due to play Kerry in front of a full house, Jim Gavin said he was using the game as preparation to play Wicklow! Using Kerry as a challenge game to play Wicklow!! Again ridiculous but again shows the attitude of the top teams to the competition. They are in different. Loads of the better players take breaks over the winter. It is terrible PR and this just adds to this."
You make it sound so unappealing. I enjoy it myself. I actually wouldn't go if that's how I felt about it. It is a choice after all.

I'm actually amazed people think 20 euro is expensive for a league game. The kids going free is terrific, you could pay 20 yo-yo and bring the kids for afternoon1,2,3, or a gang. It's great for kids, boys and girls, especially with a couple of men and woman double headers in the home of Dublin football. Superb value in my opinion.

I'm also a bit worried for some on here and their roll consumption.

I suspect rolls are being purchased without pesto or sun dried tomatoes. That's before we even get into frapachinos or mochachinos! ;)

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2813 - 19/01/2019 16:11:13    2158224

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20 euro is cheap..dirt cheap. You wouldn't get parking over here in the UK for that price. It costs me 25 pound to see my local 3rd division rugby team of a Saturday.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1156 - 19/01/2019 16:28:14    2158231

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Replying To bloodyban:  "20 euro is cheap..dirt cheap. You wouldn't get parking over here in the UK for that price. It costs me 25 pound to see my local 3rd division rugby team of a Saturday."
Yeah cheap if you can afford it - which evidently you can.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3851 - 19/01/2019 17:27:53    2158245

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Replying To Ludovic_Giuly:  "These people are detached from reality.
€20 is way too steep especially for Div 4 football on a cold Feb Sunday.
€10 would be lots enough. I wouldn't mind 20 or 25 for championship.
Whats the story with OAPs? I'd imagine they get some kind of reduction?"
It's still €10 for division 3 & 4 games, with students and OAPs €5, in anyone's eyes that is surely decent value.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2283 - 19/01/2019 17:28:59    2158246

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Replying To Uimhir.a.3.:  "The Largesse by the Lee coming home to roost, something has to pay for it, be it €24 Million less as per Cork Co Board or €24 Million more as per Croke Park, the first ones up to be squeezed are all the hard pressed supporters. Current rate of inflation as per the CPI for December 2018 was 0.70%, yet the GAA see no problem increasing ticket prices by 33.3%. So the average family of four, two adults & two children over 16 will pay €80 entry, purchase programmes varying from €3 to €5 that will have completely inaccurate team layouts & numbers for seventy minutes of entertainment ( a word that is questionable when watching Gaelic football ) & not even knowing as of yet what the current rules are going to be for this competition, a day out that between driving, parking, food, tickets & programmes will end up costing them on average €100 to €120, with the proposed 12.5% increase for C'ship tickets yet to be announced. In a country that has seen how incompetence at the top lead to the collapse of everything & how average Joe was made to pick up the tab, we don't seem to have learned, the largesse by those in the GAA who can't be questioned & who are not made accountable by its people, members or media ends up in average Joe paying for it, this is the first step, next to suffer will be all the other projects club & county who will go looking for funding. Wait till it gets to semi pro & the GPA want their funding increased & their percentage of all commercial GAA revenue increased, ticket prices will rocket, fanciful, not on your Nelly, this day is approaching fast."
The average family of 4 paying €80? So both kids are over 16 and neither are students if they are paying €20? And instead of buying the 4 tickets the day before the game for €15 each they buy them the day of the game for €20? The family of 4 beside them at the game with 2 kids under 16 who all got in for €30 are getting decent value though.

Soma (UK) - Posts: 2283 - 19/01/2019 17:33:42    2158247

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "Yeah cheap if you can afford it - which evidently you can."
What difference will a extra fiver mean? There hasn't been a increase in last 5 years.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15999 - 19/01/2019 19:29:49    2158267

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Replying To royaldunne:  "What difference will a extra fiver mean? There hasn't been a increase in last 5 years."
It's a 33 1/3rd percent increase. Not even the utilities companies hike at that rate.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3851 - 19/01/2019 20:39:37    2158292

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Replying To royaldunne:  "What difference will a extra fiver mean? There hasn't been a increase in last 5 years."
Will you have no problem with another €5 increase in 5 years time?

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 388 - 19/01/2019 21:44:25    2158313

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Are Supervalu/Centra still selling reduced price tickets up to a day before a game ?

Kepak10 (Meath) - Posts: 142 - 19/01/2019 22:49:18    2158325

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