The GAA have turned down a request from Armagh and Galway to have their forthcoming All-Ireland group stage contest moved from Carrick-on-Shannon to Croke Park.

The counties submitted a request earlier today to the GAA's CCCC, but the match will now be played in Leitrim as originally planned.

Tickets for the fixture will be sold online, rather than allocated through clubs.

The Group 2 fixture is scheduled to take place at Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on 18 June, but it's believed both counties were concerned about capacity issues with the Leitrim venue able to facilitate just over 9,000 fans.

The Orchard County took a huge crowd to last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final against the Tribesmen, played as the first game in a double-header with Kerry and Mayo, and while similar numbers are unrealistic, the counties still feel that the demand may outstrip supply.

Armagh have already endured one ticketing headache this summer with a number of fans missing out on their Ulster final penalty shoot-out loss to Derry

The previous Ulster games against Antrim, Cavan and Down had allowed their supporters to buy tickets online, but for the final all tickets were sold through clubs with no online tickets sold.

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