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GAA move to clamp down on online ticket touts ahead of Dublin Mayo replay

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Mayo supporters make there way to Croke Park Dublin and Mayo fans make their way to Croke Park last week. Cathal Noonan / INPHO Cathal Noonan / INPHO / INPHO

Updated 15.15pm

THE GAA HAVE moved to clamp down on online ticket touts ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo.

Today it has been confirmed that DoneDeal is not allowing the resale of tickets for Saturday’s game or Sunday’s hurling final in order to prevent fans from having to pay inflated prices for tickets.

The classifieds website have been in discussion with the GAA since 2013 on the matter and have released a statement explaining today’s decision.

“Following a review of the GAA’s ticket rules and from previous consultations with the organisation, DoneDeal has today decided to remove ads that are selling tickets for this year’s GAA All Ireland finals and semi-finals and where demand is likely to exceed supply.

“This decision has been taken in the interests of genuine fans, who are encouraged to source tickets through the official GAA channels and in doing so, minimise the potential for ticket touting and/or the selling of tickets significantly above face value.

DoneDeal is committed to adhering to the ticket sale policies of the various event organisers.

“We welcome and encourage our DoneDealers to bring any concerns of touting to our attention by flagging the ad and we will commit to taking the necessary responsible actions.”


There is huge demand for the clash with public tickets for the game selling out yesterday as another sellout is in store at Croke Park.

Some customers experienced difficulties attempting to claim tickets for the game yesterday morning.

And there’s been plenty praise for today’s decision.

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