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Dublin: 3°C Tuesday 26 January 2021

No ticket for the All-Ireland final? Watch it on the big screen instead

It’s not Croke Park but if you haven’t got a ticket, it might be the next best thing…

Hill 16: will be packed on Sunday.
Hill 16: will be packed on Sunday.
Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

FANS WHO MISS out in the scramble for All-Ireland football final tickets can watch Sunday’s match on a big screen in Dublin city centre.

The clash between Dublin and Mayo will be shown at a free event in Smithfield Plaza, Dublin City Council have announced.

The “family-friendly and alcohol-free” event will allow fans to enjoy pre-match entertainment from 1.15pm before throw-in at 3.30pm.

“People can experience a genuine big-match atmosphere in the best place outside of Croke Park to enjoy what should be a fantastic occasion,” Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisin Quinn said.

Sunday’s final is a complete sell-out with tickets appearing online for upwards of €750 a pair in recent days.

The GAA has again warned fans not to buy from unauthorised sources or ‘touts’ as these tickets may be cancelled come matchday.

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