National - All Ireland Final tickets

Replying To GaryMc82:  "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."
Every year you hear about some aul bucks aswell that's been to the last 40 or 50 All Ireland finals, how is that fair? Where do people like this acquire their tickets?

Chops (Westmeath) - Posts:650 - 07/09/2017 20:25:03   2043967

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Fans were complaining that real supporters who go to every game can't get a ticket for a final when their county is playing football and hurling so the season ticket idea began which is a brilliant idea but my problem is why is there only 3500 season tickets sold, why not open it up for an unlimited amount, what are the GAA worried about? Is it filling the county venue or for some old fart to get his/her 2 tickets from the club because he/she is involved. This argument drives me daft, the co board have all the names of club officers for each club in the county, they have the list of club players names, they should get 1 ticket each directly from the co board and given to them as quickly as possible, the second batch of tickets should be for club sponsors, members and the public, doesn't matter what the GAA say we all know of club officers walking off with 4, 6 or 10 tickets for the final, now with the season ticket system things are getting tight for clubs, if the GAA want to reward club officers give them tickets for the after match banquet, I bet they won't want that. For the Kerry drawn match I know for a fact that only 2 club officers from my club were at the game, the rest were at a vintage or agricultural show taken place 30 miles from our club so they weren't involved in that but I guarantee they will take their tickets and be at the final. GAA cop on and open up the season ticket sales and end the cut off point for sales, if Mayo or Dublin or Tyrone etc want to sell 10 or 15000 season tickets then that has to be good for their counties, more money to spend and more guaranteed to attend all the matches, its a win win

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts:1084 - 10/09/2017 22:28:35   2044753

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Replying To riverboys:  "Fans were complaining that real supporters who go to every game can't get a ticket for a final when their county is playing football and hurling so the season ticket idea began which is a brilliant idea but my problem is why is there only 3500 season tickets sold, why not open it up for an unlimited amount, what are the GAA worried about? Is it filling the county venue or for some old fart to get his/her 2 tickets from the club because he/she is involved. This argument drives me daft, the co board have all the names of club officers for each club in the county, they have the list of club players names, they should get 1 ticket each directly from the co board and given to them as quickly as possible, the second batch of tickets should be for club sponsors, members and the public, doesn't matter what the GAA say we all know of club officers walking off with 4, 6 or 10 tickets for the final, now with the season ticket system things are getting tight for clubs, if the GAA want to reward club officers give them tickets for the after match banquet, I bet they won't want that. For the Kerry drawn match I know for a fact that only 2 club officers from my club were at the game, the rest were at a vintage or agricultural show taken place 30 miles from our club so they weren't involved in that but I guarantee they will take their tickets and be at the final. GAA cop on and open up the season ticket sales and end the cut off point for sales, if Mayo or Dublin or Tyrone etc want to sell 10 or 15000 season tickets then that has to be good for their counties, more money to spend and more guaranteed to attend all the matches, its a win win"
great call

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - Posts:459 - 10/09/2017 22:45:16   2044761

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Replying To Chops:  "[quote=GaryMc82:  "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."
Every year you hear about some aul bucks aswell that's been to the last 40 or 50 All Ireland finals, how is that fair? Where do people like this acquire their tickets?"]I know one fellow who has done this, but he was on the Connacht Council for many years, worked as a county board delegate, Bord na nÓg rep etc. Seems fair enough to me.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts:1325 - 11/09/2017 08:01:48   2044782

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Lads/Ladies

Hate to come on here pleading but have to exhaust all options so my apologies. Will keep it short and sweet and spare the x factor sob story as muchas i can!

Haven't missed a game bar Carlow (away on holidays)

Was a parnell pass holder from 2011-2015 (didnt renew 2016 as the baba was due, boy do i regret not renewing even if i wasnt to make a game that year!)

Normally would be hunting a hill but will take anything. Any help much appreciated!!
Cheers

Hill147 (Dublin) - Posts:14 - 11/09/2017 09:04:47   2044795

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I know some people in Leitrim that always go to the All Ireland final but never go to any other games at all in the year, club or county. And I guarantee you they will be back in Leitrim in the evening having their dinner and pints telling people in the bar they at the match and gloating about how they always go to the All Ireland final. It's the same all over the country. When it's All Ireland final day it's more about who you know and social standing that determines who gets tickets.

It's crazy, unfortunate and downright wrong that genuine fans are left out and Johnny BigBalls from Carrick-On_shannon or Portlaois or Kilkenny or wherever that runs a bank or a hotel or is brother of a TD gets to go. The next match they are at is next years final.

Good luck to all Mayo and Dublin fans in their quest.

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts:310 - 11/09/2017 10:39:06   2044835

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Yeah the season ticket is the way to go i think Mayo and Dublin are the problem though, i think Dublin would easily sell 20k and Mayo close to the same, problem is if either play away at a smaller ground under the current structure your into health and safety etc and tickets already guaranteed to the Dubs and Mayo crowd. The limit i think is because the stadiums cant deal with the demand or the crowds that could potentially turn up at league or early championship games.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:943 - 11/09/2017 17:47:39   2045018

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Which is harder work a fella who works countless hours for his club cutting the grass, attending boring meetings or organising training games hoping to unearth the next aidan o se or Bernard brogan or some lad who have a season ticket for mayo or dublin. Or a fella who only goes to see the dubs play in croker but does not bother with the away games or the first round of the leinster. But likes going to croker as part of a drinking session. I would far sooner see the first lad get a ticket no matter what county the are from then the second one

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 11/09/2017 18:04:15   2045025

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Replying To Marse:  "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.)"
There were making little noise maybe the were wispering there support. But it wasn't helping there team

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 11/09/2017 18:09:25   2045026

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "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."
You can't claim to be a good county supporter if you can't be bothered supporting your county in a all ireland semi final. Football and hurling are 2 different sports so that is a ridiculous comparison. Also without the club you would have no dublin players

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 11/09/2017 18:14:06   2045027

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Yeah the season ticket is the way to go i think Mayo and Dublin are the problem though, i think Dublin would easily sell 20k and Mayo close to the same, problem is if either play away at a smaller ground under the current structure your into health and safety etc and tickets already guaranteed to the Dubs and Mayo crowd. The limit i think is because the stadiums cant deal with the demand or the crowds that could potentially turn up at league or early championship games."
Solution. . .if the away ground is too small to accommodate all season ticket holders, have an applicatiin process and have it count as a game attended even if they dont get a ticket

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts:2808 - 11/09/2017 18:48:33   2045036

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Replying To ROS1:  "There were making little noise maybe the were wispering there support. But it wasn't helping there team"
Oh sorry, they weren't making much noise, you must be right. I was in for the game and wasn't making much noise as I could see from early on that the Dublin minors didn't have what was required to win.

Marse (Dublin) - Posts:177 - 11/09/2017 22:25:15   2045091

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Sent a mail to the ticket office about joining the waiting list, and put forth the idea of raising the amount of season tickets available. Response is below....

Hi -----,

Unfortunately the Dublin Football season tickets are currently sold out.
The waiting list is also closed.
We are no longer operating a waiting list as the renewal rate is very close to 100% each year and it is not feasible to have hundreds of people on a waiting list when little or no tickets are becoming available.

Kind regards,
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Hi Michaela

Many thanks for your reply. Surely it would be much more feasible to release more season tickets for sale? As we see year after year, tickets end up in the wrong hands. I was a parnell park pass holder up until the birthof my daughter last year, and because of this couldnt renew as i couldnt fully commit fora few months, however i have been to every game bar one since January of this year. As things stand, my only hope is through my gaa club, who are privately allocating. This morning i was offered a ticket for hill 16, however at the cost of €160. Four times face value. This illustrates my point of tickets ending up in the wrong hands. The person offering this ticket is also offering lower cusack ticket for €350. If there are only a few hundred people waiting for an opportunity of a dublin season ticket, surely making more season tickets available on a first come first served basis would help in reducing the amount of tickets being sold at extortionate prices? I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

Kind Regards

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Hi -----

I can understand your frustration at being offered tickets at above face value which of course the GAA is fundamentally opposed to.

However we cannot offer anymore GAA Season tickets to counties that reach their capacity. The basis for this is for all through out the year including All Ireland finals county boards are entitled to their allocation of tickets and if we were to increase the number of season tickets available we would then not be able to fulfill the allocations of each county board.

Hill147 (Dublin) - Posts:14 - 12/09/2017 11:35:32   2045185

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I'm a Derry man going down for our minors on Sunday. I've got 2x hill tickets, wondering does any Dub have 2 seated and want to swap (I'll pay the difference too)?

DJ78 (Derry) - Posts:51 - 12/09/2017 12:17:34   2045214

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Replying To Hill147:  "Sent a mail to the ticket office about joining the waiting list, and put forth the idea of raising the amount of season tickets available. Response is below....

Hi -----,

Unfortunately the Dublin Football season tickets are currently sold out.
The waiting list is also closed.
We are no longer operating a waiting list as the renewal rate is very close to 100% each year and it is not feasible to have hundreds of people on a waiting list when little or no tickets are becoming available.

Kind regards,
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Hi Michaela

Many thanks for your reply. Surely it would be much more feasible to release more season tickets for sale? As we see year after year, tickets end up in the wrong hands. I was a parnell park pass holder up until the birthof my daughter last year, and because of this couldnt renew as i couldnt fully commit fora few months, however i have been to every game bar one since January of this year. As things stand, my only hope is through my gaa club, who are privately allocating. This morning i was offered a ticket for hill 16, however at the cost of €160. Four times face value. This illustrates my point of tickets ending up in the wrong hands. The person offering this ticket is also offering lower cusack ticket for €350. If there are only a few hundred people waiting for an opportunity of a dublin season ticket, surely making more season tickets available on a first come first served basis would help in reducing the amount of tickets being sold at extortionate prices? I would be interested to hear your thoughts on this.

Kind Regards

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Hi -----

I can understand your frustration at being offered tickets at above face value which of course the GAA is fundamentally opposed to.

However we cannot offer anymore GAA Season tickets to counties that reach their capacity. The basis for this is for all through out the year including All Ireland finals county boards are entitled to their allocation of tickets and if we were to increase the number of season tickets available we would then not be able to fulfill the allocations of each county board. "
That reply is exactly why some GAA clubs are feeling the pinch, in the past if you were a member you got a ticket, that isn't the issue, players get 1 ticket from their club, season ticket holders get 1 ticket, so why are club officers walking away with 5 or 10 tickets, people are not getting involved anymore due to abuse of tickets by some clubs. It isn't the capacity that's the problem it's the abuse of some clubs in every county that is causing the problem, as I have said in the past the co board on each county know the club officers, trainers and players name, clubs have to send the names to the co board every January, let the co board send them tickets to their postal addresses, 1 ticket each, the rest could be sold as season tickets, if they argue county grounds can't take the capacity then move a game to grounds that can take the numbers, the main reason is Dublin and Mayo have sold their allocation out, no other county is close, if more counties had full allocation sold then there may be more pressure to sell a larger capacity

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts:1084 - 12/09/2017 13:09:31   2045231

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A way around the season ticket problem may be to increase the percentage of games you have to attend to maybe 80% and drop the opp out game. This may put off the more fair weather supporter who are really only there for the final ticket. This would allow the more genuine supporter get a season ticket in the likes of mayo/dublin

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 12/09/2017 17:38:18   2045316

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Replying To ROS1:  "A way around the season ticket problem may be to increase the percentage of games you have to attend to maybe 80% and drop the opp out game. This may put off the more fair weather supporter who are really only there for the final ticket. This would allow the more genuine supporter get a season ticket in the likes of mayo/dublin"
seriously ? you want me to plan my summer holidays around the gaa now. Good luck trying to sell that one at home. season ticket is fine as it is. Lots of other things to be looked at before that.

footballfirst (Dublin) - Posts:12 - 12/09/2017 20:01:13   2045359

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Replying To footballfirst:  "seriously ? you want me to plan my summer holidays around the gaa now. Good luck trying to sell that one at home. season ticket is fine as it is. Lots of other things to be looked at before that."
Well I would never plan my hoildays around a time my county are playing a championship game but each to there own. If you are from Dublin to are unlikely to ever have to worry about qualifiers so you would know the fixtures from early on. At present you only need to go to something like six or 7 games a year between league/championship which is very low. You could still miss a couple of games with 80% and you don't have to renew, I am sure there would be willing replacements

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 13/09/2017 07:15:28   2045491

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Replying To Marse:  "Oh sorry, they weren't making much noise, you must be right. I was in for the game and wasn't making much noise as I could see from early on that the Dublin minors didn't have what was required to win."
It was a close enough games so you just don't bother supporting your team when the are losing.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:1011 - 13/09/2017 07:18:19   2045492

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Replying To ROS1:  "Well I would never plan my hoildays around a time my county are playing a championship game but each to there own. If you are from Dublin to are unlikely to ever have to worry about qualifiers so you would know the fixtures from early on. At present you only need to go to something like six or 7 games a year between league/championship which is very low. You could still miss a couple of games with 80% and you don't have to renew, I am sure there would be willing replacements"
For what its worth i think Dublin fans get a good deal on the season tickets. 3 or 4 home league games plus a dublin league final (if they are in it) plus Leinster semi and final, AI 1/4, semi and final. Not much hasstle getting the percentages up for that. For counties like Kerry, mayo, donegal (picking on some of the furthest away counties) its an expensive gig following your team particularly when you might only have 3 or 4 home games all year. All things considered I think 60% is fair and let be honest its still a lot more than a significant amount of the event junkies that will be there on Sunday

footballfirst (Dublin) - Posts:12 - 13/09/2017 14:37:40   2045646

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