Tickets have gone on sale for the Munster hurling final this morning (Thursday) and streams of people were queuing outside shops across the county to get theirs.
Centra and SuperValu outlets are stocking tickets and this morning saw queues of Clare supporters rushing to the shops to get their hands on a pair. Ryan’s Centra in Ennis had people waiting to get into the shop as did Deasy’s Centra in Clarecastle and Lynch’s Centra on the Gort Rd.
Terrace tickets can be purchased online by visiting http://gaa.ie/tickets/. Technical issues have been reported by some fans who have tried to get their tickets online, firstname.lastname@example.org is the email to contact for any problems if purchasing tickets online. Some supporters that managed to get tickets online had an hours wait.
Clare qualified for the Munster final following wins over Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick in the new look provincial championship. They face Cork in Semple Stadium in a repeat of the 2017 decider where Banner supporters were completely outnumbered by their Rebel counterparts.
Speaking to The Clare Echo, Donal Moloney was hopeful his players would get the support in the stands. “Hopefully in Thurles in two weeks time it won’t be like last year where it was nine to one or whatever it was in terms of attendance, hopefully it will be fifty fifty”.
As of 10am, over 8,000 tickets had been sold and Munster GAA confirmed that stand tickets allocated for the online system were already sold out. GAA clubs in Clare will also take requests of tickets from club members.