Still no extra Munster hurling final tickets

Jerome O’Connell


Jerome O’Connell

Limerick senior hurlers pictured in Thurles ahead of the Munster SHC clash with Tipperary
THE Munster Council have confirmed that no extra tickets are yet available for the Munster hurling final.

THE Munster Council have confirmed that no extra tickets are yet available for the Munster hurling final.

Tickets are to be released to the GAA clubs of Limerick this Thursday and the allocation will be based on a Pairc Ui Chaoimh capacity of 32,168.

Reports last week suggested that remedial works in the Cork stadium could see the capacity bolstered to close to 37,000.

However, this Tuesday the Munster Council confirmed to the Limerick Leader that the tickets being released were based on an attendance of 32,168.

A spokesperson said that “discussions were on-going” and “any possible capacity increase would be modest”.

It is understood that a review of the capacity will be held next Monday - the day after Pairc Ui Chaoimh hosts the Munster football final between Cork and Kerry.

This means that Limerick will be working off a ticket allocation that will see roughly 4,500 stand and 7,000 terrace available.

Tickets will only be available through GAA clubs, with no sale from the Gaelic Grounds office or sponsorship partners Centra and Supervalu or online outlet

Across Limerick, GAA clubs officials are pleading with their members to source tickets from outside the county to help meet demand.

Meanwhile Limerick GAA officials have confirmed that they have made approaches to get the Munster minor hurling final televised.

Just like last Summer Limerick will be doubly represented on Munster hurling final day on July 13.

While RTE will televise the senior final between Limerick and Cork at 4.00, there is currently no provisions to televise the minor decider between Limerick and Waterford at 2.00.

With at least 10,000 supporters likely to miss out, it was hoped that TG4 could broadcast the minor final.

However, the Limerick GAA approach may prove fruitless as RTE are already committed to televise the Connacht SFC final between Mayo and Galway at 2.00 on July 13 and broadcast rights may dictate there are no clashes.

Also a decision on a possible big screen to televise the Munster final hurling final is to be taken in the next 48-hours.