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GAA cuts ticket prices for All-Ireland hurling final replay between Galway and Kilkenny

Updated: Monday, 10 Sep 2012 20:09 | Comments

Galway and Kilkenny will take part in the first All-Ireland hurling final replay since 1959
Galway and Kilkenny will take part in the first All-Ireland hurling final replay since 1959

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Ticket prices for the All-Ireland hurling final replay between Galway and Kilkenny have been reduced, with stand tickets cut from €80 to €50 and terrace prices cut from €40 to €25.

The GAA says there will also be around 5,000 €10 juvenile tickets in the usual designated areas within the stadium.

Throw-in time for the replay on 30 September will be 3.30pm, with the minor replay - involving Tipperary and Dublin - scheduled for a 1.15pm start

The match will be the first All-Ireland hurling final to be replayed since 1959. The GAA said the replay date for the hurling final was part of its master fixtures plan, which was finalised last December.

As a result, the All-Ireland Ladies Football finals, scheduled for Sunday 30 September, will now take place on Sunday 7 October.

Speaking about the change of fixture the CEO of the LGFA, Helen O’Rourke, said "We have always known that in the event of a replay in the hurling final that our football finals would move be put back a week.

"We choose to have our finals on 30 September to maintain the momentum that is generated by the men’s finals. This is ‘peak season’ for interest in Gaelic games. We will work with the GAA and TG4 to ensure that the finals on 7 October are a success and that as small a number of people as possible are affected by the change."

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