National - All Ireland Final tickets

Have 99% secured 4 Hill tickets

Way easier this year!

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts:17396 - 03/09/2017 16:18:23   2042187

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Have 99% secured 4 Hill tickets

Way easier this year!"
Yeh all our gang are sorted too thankfully. Seems that bit easier this year alright.

DannyMcA (Dublin) - Posts:172 - 03/09/2017 16:39:08   2042198

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Replying To ROS1:  "What about all the so called dublin supporters who couldn't be bothered turn up for the minor game last sunday or the ones on the Hill who were there early but clearly just there to get a good position as the never got behind there minor team. These people will probably get tickets for the final but there are plenty of gaa people around the country who are more deserving both inside and outside the competing counties"
So basically all the Dublin supporters on the Hill???

Marse (Dublin) - Posts:177 - 03/09/2017 19:39:54   2042278

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Replying To Marse:  "So basically all the Dublin supporters on the Hill???"
Not all but the majority

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 03/09/2017 21:45:04   2042338

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Replying To ROS1:  "Not all but the majority"
The majority??

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts:1658 - 03/09/2017 22:30:36   2042357

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "The majority??"
The majority of supporters on the hill seemed disinterested in supporting there minor team.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 03/09/2017 23:56:00   2042385

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Ticket got here in c-town happy days, now to see how far down aer Lingus wants to pull the togs down for a lift home

billythekid69 (USA) - Posts:31 - 04/09/2017 01:55:25   2042403

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Replying To ROS1:  "The majority of supporters on the hill seemed disinterested in supporting there minor team."
Same for all counties! All the Galway supporters were in on time supporting their minors????

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1164 - 04/09/2017 09:05:48   2042427

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "The majority??"
How do you know the majority of Dublin supporters on the hill seemed disinterested in watching the minors? Were you with in talking distance of them all????? Maybe a group in your direct vacinity. But to claim you know this of the majority of the fans in the hill at that time is just a silly statement. ( silly at best.)

Marse (Dublin) - Posts:177 - 04/09/2017 11:04:07   2042478

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Replying To Weary:  "Mayo and Dublin are in the final this year. As far as I am concerned every club in both counties couldn't get enough tickets.
You said you played football with a club so you must understand the basic structures of the GAA. Without the clubs there would be no county football.
You do understand that all the players that line out in two weeks started off in a club coached by a volunteer. That's why clubs/volunteers deserve as many tickets as possible. There is no argument against it.
Two tickets to every club outside the competing counties is ok with me. If they are used for fundraising so be it. Looking after volunteers should not be seen as a problem."
No I simply don't see why because somebody does work in a club they deserve tickets, the club wouldn't exist without sponsors so those the sponsors of each team in the club deserve a certain amount of a club's allocation at that rate, do you get what I mean you would be going on for ever with people staking claims based on this and that.
people who support a team all year by attending the games regardless of if they are in a club or not are the county supporters and without county supporters the clubs around the country wouldn't be reaping the rewards of state of the art facilities as it's the gates at inter county games all year that allows the gaa pass that finding down to clubs.
the simple thing like any other sport people who go all year surely are more deserving then those who don't.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12514 - 04/09/2017 17:31:28   2042638

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Replying To ROS1:  "What about all the so called dublin supporters who couldn't be bothered turn up for the minor game last sunday or the ones on the Hill who were there early but clearly just there to get a good position as the never got behind there minor team. These people will probably get tickets for the final but there are plenty of gaa people around the country who are more deserving both inside and outside the competing counties"
Can't see your point here
Nearly every double header involving senior and minor
You will get only a certain percentage of supporters in for the minor game.
I was in for both and got behind both teams just cannot see how you make these assumptions.
finally regarding all ireland final tickets
if the supporters are going to support the Dublin senior football team why should it matter if they were in for the minor game as it is the senior team playing in the final not the minors, at that rate you could say Galway and Waterford supporters didn't deserve tickets on Sunday if they didnt go there footballers games which again would be silly.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12514 - 04/09/2017 17:39:59   2042645

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The club to me is the central unit of the Gaa and around that county teams are drawn together. The ticket allocation does not really change each year and I think they have the balance right... Attending All-Ireland's is not a right and it should be earned. If you are involved in a club where the myriad of chores is eternal, if you are involved as a trainer of more than one team and you trim the grass, paint the poles, wash the jersies... yes all of that... costing you money... that person is the person that to me should be there at the big game if he or she wants to go... too many from competing counties have no connection with the competing team and what are they doing there... yeah supporting their team... but the ethos of the Gaa is about rewarding the person who is doing all the work...it is a small thank you to the guy who keeps the local scene going... too many fellas taking tickets and they do nothing for the GAA and never have done.. they see All-Ireland day as a day out. The fella or lassie who works in the club - they work for the association. They have made it what it is. When tickets are dispersed within a competing county - usually all those who are work in the club scene get a ticket and that is as it should be.
The GAA does not end on the third Sunday in Sept... it continues all through the year... too many in Irish society do not realise that! And it starts again when club teams look to have indoor sessions during the winter... the real GAA person.... to me - he is not and never has been the person who 'follows' the county team.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts:1344 - 04/09/2017 21:29:29   2042740

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "No I simply don't see why because somebody does work in a club they deserve tickets, the club wouldn't exist without sponsors so those the sponsors of each team in the club deserve a certain amount of a club's allocation at that rate, do you get what I mean you would be going on for ever with people staking claims based on this and that.
people who support a team all year by attending the games regardless of if they are in a club or not are the county supporters and without county supporters the clubs around the country wouldn't be reaping the rewards of state of the art facilities as it's the gates at inter county games all year that allows the gaa pass that finding down to clubs.
the simple thing like any other sport people who go all year surely are more deserving then those who don't."
What other sports are you talking about?
I think you over estimate how much of the money from inter county gate receipts makes it's way back to the clubs across the country.
Most money is raised by club members through various fundraising initiatives whether for the day to day running costs or bigger spends on club developments. You also over estimate the influence of a club sponsor. Although most main club sponsors in competing counties are looked after by the club I'm sure.
Club members pay membership to become a member of a club and the GAA. Clubs pay affiliation/registration fees to county boards for all it's teams. Club delegates elect divisional and county board officers.
All county players are club players first. Great to see the club colours of all the players in the hurling final on display yesterday.
If you struggle to see the direct link between the clubs (it's members/volunteers) and the county teams then you don't understand the GAA at all.

Weary (All) - Posts:241 - 05/09/2017 09:30:03   2042868

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Any spare tickets :,(

Spoddgy (Mayo) - Posts:533 - 05/09/2017 11:10:34   2042907

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "No I simply don't see why because somebody does work in a club they deserve tickets, the club wouldn't exist without sponsors so those the sponsors of each team in the club deserve a certain amount of a club's allocation at that rate, do you get what I mean you would be going on for ever with people staking claims based on this and that.
people who support a team all year by attending the games regardless of if they are in a club or not are the county supporters and without county supporters the clubs around the country wouldn't be reaping the rewards of state of the art facilities as it's the gates at inter county games all year that allows the gaa pass that finding down to clubs.
the simple thing like any other sport people who go all year surely are more deserving then those who don't."
The clubs also wouldn't exist without volunteers.

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts:650 - 06/09/2017 20:46:47   2043629

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Replying To DannyMcA:  "Yeh all our gang are sorted too thankfully. Seems that bit easier this year alright."
Good to hear

I spoke a bit too soon.. served me right ! I ended up getting 3 but thankfully we've since got the 4th

Def easier to come by this year

Happy hunting Dubs!

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts:17396 - 06/09/2017 22:06:44   2043658

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The club to me is the central unit of the Gaa and around that county teams are drawn together.

While I agree that is the case in theory, the development squads at County level have changed the nature of Club/County relationship slightly, as the development of star players from a young age is no longer exclusively in the hands of clubs, and the GAA recognise that Inter-county is where their most marketable asset. I agree the club is the backbone, but I continuously get the feeling the GAA central committee is moving away from that thinking.

The GAA does not end on the third Sunday in Sept... it continues all through the year... top many in Irish society do not realise that! And it starts again when teams look to have indoor sessions during the winter... the real GAA person.... to me - he is not and never has been the person who 'follows' the county team.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts:1343 - 04/09/2017 21:29:29 2


What we are really talking about is these volunteers getting "extra" tickets so they can do favours by getting a friend or family member or work colleague a ticket. The fact is that the hard working club volunteer will normally have paid club membership and thus be entitled to an All Ireland final ticket if their county reaches the AI Final.

I think there are plenty of other ways to take care of the good aul club volunteer, but a high profile All Ireland final with massive crossover appeal to people within a County who follow other sports, should be used to entice sunshine supporters and even-non GAA fans to get out and add vocal support to their County. The real issue is a lot of people from outside the competing Counties getting tickets for a variety of reasons, and people from inside competing counties not getting them.

GaryMc82 (Derry) - Posts:3002 - 06/09/2017 23:39:08   2043688

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There will never be enough tickets for the Final. Yet allocations etc. are reasonablly fair when you look at them indepth. Of course you can drag up cases here and there about some 'geninue' supporter (whatever that is) but overall the GAA get it 95% right.

Yet every year we have the same thread

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1164 - 07/09/2017 08:58:46   2043710

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Replying To witnof:  "There will never be enough tickets for the Final. Yet allocations etc. are reasonablly fair when you look at them indepth. Of course you can drag up cases here and there about some 'geninue' supporter (whatever that is) but overall the GAA get it 95% right.

Yet every year we have the same thread"
Perfect storm this year in relation to both hurling and football. In hurling 2 teams big populations, without much success in relation to all Irelands in recent years. Going to be massive interest and people from galway and Waterford all over world looking for tickets. Football, Dublin biggest population base going for 3 in row. Mayo largest population, plus mayo people all over Ireland. Of course going to be massive interest. Tickets are in demand but there will never be enough tickets for the Final.
Clubs from other counties using tickets for draws, plenty of people (and people from mayo or Dublin that have moved into new towns and clubs) in these clubs would love to go, but are put their club first and using it as fundraiser.
On facebook and klubfunder.com plenty of draws for tickets with chance to win all Ireland tickets. And some genuine gaa people don't mind giving dig out to weeker counties/clubs even if it is for a draw.

madbull (Westmeath) - Posts:173 - 07/09/2017 10:25:14   2043736

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There will never be enough tickets for the Final. Yet allocations etc. are reasonablly fair when you look at them indepth. Of course you can drag up cases here and there about some 'geninue' supporter (whatever that is) but overall the GAA get it 95% right.

Yet every year we have the same thread

witnof (Dublin) - Posts:1155 - 07/09/2017 08:58:46


They haven't got it right, which is why we keep having these threads every year.

All fans who follow the County team throughout the season should be entitled to All Ireland final tickets, and generally most get sorted. Yet People who aren't full senior club members or season ticket holders, instead buying tickets from Super-value because of the ability to choose precisely where you stand/Sit generally lose out.

A cousin in Donegal missed out in 2012 AI Football final due to him being a Junior club member (Underage) and not having a season ticket. That boy attended McKenna Cup, National League and Provincial Championship games, buying tickets through the club and once from Super value and he and many of his friends couldn't get a ticket anywhere.

It was widely discussed afterwards how old man from Tipperary said in the Cusack stand bragged that he wasn't even a football fan, just came up for the day out. That is where there is a problem, some aul buck from Tipp, Wexford or Limerick or every other County gets tickets, while fans of the competing Counties don't. If you do a lot of ground work for your club, then the club should look after such people. But an old Tipperary man at Donegal v Mayo game, with no ties to either County is a joke.

Why don't the GAA reward the hard working GAA folk around the Country with free tickets to All Ireland Semi finals or quarter finals instead, those games rarely ever fill Croke Park anymore, so there would be more than enough room for hard working grounds keepers etc.

GaryMc82 (Derry) - Posts:3002 - 07/09/2017 17:09:34   2043896

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