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More Dublin-Mayo replay trouble as fans receive duplicate sets of tickets

Touts could sell the same ticket twice because of this new error.

Those hoping for tickets around Croke Park on Saturday will have to be wary of duplicates.
Those hoping for tickets around Croke Park on Saturday will have to be wary of duplicates.
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Updated at 9.30pm

IT EMERGED TODAY that some customers of Tickets.ie received more than one copy of their tickets for Saturday’s All-Ireland football championship semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo prompting fears that touts could take advantage of the situation.

The GAA’s online ticketing partner issued an email alert to customers advising them that ‘a small number of customers’ would receive a second copy of their tickets in the post.

The email continues:

“If you have received a second copy of your tickets please keep one copy in a safe place and use this copy to gain admission to the game. Please destroy the other copy. It does not matter which copy you destroy.

“Ticket scanning will be in operation for Saturday’s match and only one set of tickets can be used to gain entry. Any subsequent attempt to use the duplicate tickets will not be successful and entry will be refused.”

The concern among frustrated fans who failed to pick up tickets earlier this week is that those who have received duplicates could take advantage of the expected last-minute demand around Croke Park on Saturday and sell the multiple copies with only the first ticket presented being valid for access.

When asked for comment this evening, a spokesperson for Tickets.ie told The42:

“An email was sent out to customers as standard ticketing procedure. In line with policy another reminder email will be sent tomorrow or Friday.

“If someone was to sell a duplicate of their ticket (e.g. like selling a copy of a Print at Home ticket/eticket) all of these tickets are fully traceable back to that original customer.

“For any event/fixture, we would always recommend that customers only purchase tickets through a legitimate source.”

Originally published at 5.30pm.

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