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GAA cut ticket prices for All-Ireland football final replay between Dublin and Mayo

The counties are heading back for another collision on Saturday 1 October.

Mayo's Lee Keegan and Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly shake hands after the game.
Mayo's Lee Keegan and Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly shake hands after the game.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Updated 12.05pm

THE GAA HAVE confirmed that ticket prices have been cut for the All-Ireland football final replay between Dublin and Mayo on Saturday 1 October.

Stand tickets have been reduced from €80 to €60 and terrace tickets have been cut from €40 to €30.

In addition, there will be a limited number of €10 tickets available for U16′s from the competing counties only. There will be no tickets on general sale.

Instead tickets will be distributed to clubs via the county committees and to 6,700 GAA season ticket holders from competing counties (including 1,300 juveniles).

Ticket prices were always likely to be cut for the final with a precedent having been set for the three All-Ireland hurling final replays from 2012-14. The replay clash between Kilkenny and Tipperary in 2014 saw stand tickets reduced to €50 and terrace tickets cut to €25.

The replay represents a major financial boost for the GAA as they will rake in over €3 million in additional gate receipts with a sellout crowd expected for the replay.

It is the first time that an All-Ireland senior football final has gone to a replay since 2000 when Kerry defeated Galway. Four years previously Meath saw off Mayo at the second attempt to land Sam Maguire.

The replay was always pencilled in for Saturday 1 October rather than taking place next weekend. The All-Ireland ladies football finals are scheduled for next Sunday afternoon while a six-day turnaround would have been deemed too short by both the Dublin and Mayo camps.

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