COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: The scramble is now officially on for All-Ireland tickets after it was announced last night that Donegal has received a total of 16,088 tickets for the big game.
A total of 13,518 of these tickets or 84% have been allocated to clubs across Donegal for distribution to members for the September 21st clash against Kerry at Croke Park.
However, it has now been revealed that membership to clubs locally has jumped by a whopping 51% since the scramble for tickets when Donegal last appeared in the final in 2012.
This means that each adult member of a club is entitled to 1.2 tickets.
When that is broken down it will mean that there will be less surplus tickets for children affiliated to clubs because of the huge jump in membership.
The actual percentage of tickets allocated to club’s this year is the same as it was for the 2012 final.
It is unclear where exactly the remaining 2,570 tickets outside of the club allocation will go to in the county.
There does not to be any further ticket allocation despite the fact that the Donegal minor team will also be appearing in the All-Ireland Final showcase.
No other details of the ticket allocation was announced on the county’s official website donegalgaa.ie.
Fans will be hoping that a further ticket allocation may be forthcoming from GAA headquarters.
If Kerry clubs and fans get a similar allocation, this will mean that there is approximately 50,000 tickets will be distributed throughout the rest of the country.
Clubs across the county have been urging members to contact their committees to get their names in so a fair distribution of tickets can be arrived at.