With the scramble for tickets to this Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final between Kilkenny and Galway well underway and the favours being called in throughout Donegal and Mayo, the GAA have issued a warning to fans buying tickets from unofficial channels.
Tickets from the Association are issued directly to clubs and county boards to be distributed as they see fit but, as always the demand will exceed the supply and fans will look elsewhere for their entry.
The GAA though will counter online touts by cancelling tickets where they can find the section and seat number, leaving fans out of pocket and out in the cold on match day.
In their statement the GAA said, “any tickets on touting websites the GAA are made aware of, where the section and seat number can be established are automatically cancelled.
The Association also routinely monitors ticket touting websites and where possible, endeavours to establish where the ticket originated and take action where necessary.
The Association deems this a very serious and important matter.”