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Out of curiosity, how do the GAA sort ticket allocations in the Round Robin?

Take Clare v Limerick for example, a sell out match in 3 weeks time. My understanding is that season tickets are

Limerick - circa 4000
Clare - circa 1600

Assuming they all take up their allocation am I right in saying that (other than county board buddy allocations) does the remaining capacity of say 12500 get split evenly between both counties?

If so, Limerick are likely to outnumber Clare support as they have more season ticket holders. That seems a strange system when Clare are the home team.

Maybe I'm wrong. Anyone have any insight on how the tickets are allocated?

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2610 - 01/04/2024 15:44:52    2535008

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Out of curiosity, how do the GAA sort ticket allocations in the Round Robin?

Take Clare v Limerick for example, a sell out match in 3 weeks time. My understanding is that season tickets are

Limerick - circa 4000
Clare - circa 1600

Assuming they all take up their allocation am I right in saying that (other than county board buddy allocations) does the remaining capacity of say 12500 get split evenly between both counties?

If so, Limerick are likely to outnumber Clare support as they have more season ticket holders. That seems a strange system when Clare are the home team.

Maybe I'm wrong. Anyone have any insight on how the tickets are allocated?"
I'm not sure how its done now, but when the round robin first started I think the season ticket allocations were deducted from each counties allocation. If this is still the case using your Ennis example capacity 19,000.

Munster Council would get around 1,000 tickets for distribution to other County Boards and Munster Council officials etc.

Eir, Bord Gais and Centra as Championship sponsors could get up to 1,500 tickets as Championship sponsors to give to their staff, clients etc.

The remaining 16,500 tickets would likely be split evenly between Limerick and Clare, so Limerick County Board will have roughly 4,250 (8,250 less 4,000 Limerick Season Tickets) to distribute how they see fit and Clare County Board will have 6,650 (8,250 less 1,600 season tickets) to deal with whatever way they choose. Each County Board would have to look after their own Sponsors, supporters groups Club Limerick/Club Clare as well as their own clubs from these allocations.

LimerickandProud (Limerick) - Posts: 81 - 05/04/2024 17:12:47    2535885

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