THE public sale of tickets for Sunday week’s All-Ireland SHC semi-final has commenced in the Gaelic Grounds.
This Wednesday lunch-time close to 40,000 tickets were already sold for the Shannonside derby in Croke Park on August 18.
Tickets are now on sale to the public from the Gaelic Grounds office, during office hours.
Tickets are also available to buy from Centra and SuperValu outlets across Limerick and Clare.
Online tickets can be purchased from www.gaa.ie
Tickets have already been distributed to the GAA clubs of the county, with strong demand reported in all corners of Limerick for the unique double-header in Dublin.
Such is the demand for tickets that Croke Park officials have taken the decision to open the top tier of the Hogan and Cusack Stands.
It is expected that just the top tier of the Davin Stand will remain closed.
While initial ticket demand is stronger in Limerick, hype in Clare will now most likely gather pace after Wednesday night’s Munster U-21 hurling final win against Tipperary in Thurles.
Given that there is no prospect of a sell-out and while tickets will be available to purchase on the day of the game, Limerick GAA secretary Mike O’Riordan continues to urge that tickets are bought in advance and stresses that the best tickets will be sold first.