All-Ireland U20HC final 'sold out' amid ticket chaos

May 28, 2024

Dan Bourke of Offaly lifts the Leinster U20HC Cup Β©INPHO/James Lawlor

Offaly GAA says tickets for Saturday evening's All-Ireland U20HC final against Tipperary at UPMC Nowlan Park have sold out.

The news came after a chaotic afternoon online where the Ticketmaster site appeared to crash within minutes of the tickets going on sale at 2.30pm. It led to much criticism from Offaly supporters, in particular, who questioned the choice of venue and also the condition of the Nowlan Park pitch after the recent Bruce Springsteen concert there.

However, there is still hope that more tickets will become available later in the week. The capacity of Nowlan Park is around 26,000.

“Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets for the under-20 All-Ireland match, we wish to inform you that all tickets are sold out,” Offaly GAA said in a statement.

“The high demand put immense pressure on the ticketing system, causing issues for supporters. This situation was beyond our control.

“Nowlan Park was selected as the match venue several months ago. This Kilkenny City venue is hosting this year’s All-Ireland under-20 hurling final to commemorate the 100th anniversary of James Nowlan's death. Kilkenny’s home ground and the under-20 cup have both been named in his honour since 2016, making this centenary year particularly significant.

“We hope that additional tickets may become available in the coming days. We will keep supporters updated on any new developments.

“We sincerely thank all the Faithful for their huge support.”


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