Replying To GaryMc82: "Yes and it is a very good way of raising funds, also creates good interest in the club. fainleog (Limerick) - Posts:393 - 03/09/2017 12:33:19 20421
In fairness raffling a Solid fuel stove (With backboiler) also generates a lot of interest at local clubs too.
I can understand every County in Ireland having representation at All Ireland finals, but we need to be sensible about this."
There is alot of people who get tickets because the know the right people or business connection that should be tackled. But a gaa club given the amount of work the put into the games 2 tickets is very scant reward.
Replying To centerfield: "The practice of using All Ireland tickets for draws should be banned by the GAA.
If clubs receive tickets particularly those outside the competing counties they should either give them to a member at cost price or return them to the GAA.
If they dont actually want the tickets for themselves they should give them back. Not use the tickets as a commodity and randomly give them out to someone"
It's not the only problem, what about the 10 year final tickets. Selling tickets just for the final in 10 year blocks. I know they pay a premium for these tickets, but this has to go against what the GAA is all about.
Replying To Gleebo: "But every county has a few clubs which are known for favouring "the weaker code", or perhaps not even fielding in "the stronger code" at all. For example, in Mayo there are probably two clubs in which hurling is a bigger deal than football, one of which has no football teams at all. Given the relative lack of enthusiasm for hurling in that county, it's a much bigger effort for them to promote the game than for someone down in KIlkenny/Tipp/Cork."
yes and they deserve to get tickets,but not some club who dont field a hurling/football team.
Replying To GameOfTyrones: "I'd worry less about the draws and just about the ticket system itself.
I really believe no clubs outside of the two counties involved (and the minors, so four) should get any tickets at all. That would free up a few spares.
Give them to every county player from all counties that's fair enough but it's pointless giving them out to clubs outside the counties involved. Especially games Dublin are involved in.
Think of Meath, Carlow, Kildare regions around Dublin. Huge amount of Dubs living in these areas due to for cheaper housing. Yes Mayo will have a few living in these counties too but you only have to have a quick look at the amount of Dub flags in comparison to Mayo to spot the difference. Not an anti- Dub rant here, just simple maths gives Dublin a ticket advantage due to the population spread of Dubs over the country."
Wow! By that reckoning only people from Dublin, Kerry, Mayo, Cork, Down and Donegal would have got into Croke Park for a final in the 12 years since Tyrone were there. God help those from my own county and those that even less of a chance of getting there - we might get to an All Ireland once in a lifetime if we're very lucky. You're missing the fact that there is whole swathe of people who volunteer hard for the GAA and are perfectly entitled to be in the considered for tickets and they're not just county or ex county players. I've got my ticket sorted because I put in about 20 hours/week volunteering and don't feel guilty about it. Up Mayo