Demand far greater than supply for the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Kerry.
Croke Park is ready for the All Ireland Football Final. However, the ground can not accommodate everybody who wants to see the game. For only the second time, the All Ireland Final is an all ticket event. So if you have not got a ticket, you can not get in.
Director General of the GAA Liam Mulvihill explains the rationale behind making the event exclusively a ticketed event. At the 1983 football final between Dublin and Galway, too many people turned up and Croke Park was not able to accommodate them. This year a ticket will be required to gain entry to the game.
At Parnell Park there is a long queue of Dublin supporters. Chairman of the Dublin County Board Don Cotter explains that there simply are not enough tickets to go around.
1,500 loyal Dublin fans turned up to watch Dublin play Longford in a challenge game the previous week. The Dublin County Board took a list of their names and asked them to come back last night when they would try to issue them with tickets. However, problems arose when more than those on the list turned up.
Dublin County Secretary Jim King is hopeful that people who gave their names will get tickets.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 September 1984. The reporter is Des Cahill.