The GAA say they are happy with their pricing structure for provincial finals and that attendance figures are holding up well in 2019.

All six provincial finals have the same pricing structure - €35 for stand tickets and €25 for the terrace for pre-sales, rising by €5 for each for those who pay on the gate.

Group packages and €5 children's tickets are available through GAA clubs, though the price of €40 for a seat is likely to put some casual fans off a trip to some games.

The Munster and Leinster football finals aren’t expected to be competitive affairs, with Kerry and Dublin likely to beat Cork and Meath respectively with a fair bit to spare.

"We don’t set the prices for provincial games at central level," explained Croke Park’s Director of Communications, Alan Milton.

"The provincial councils set the prices and they are the ones on the ground – they understand the value people put on their games best."

Milton also explained that the GAA is happy with attendance figures so far this season, despite dips in certain areas.

"The figures in last year’s annual report are slightly misleading in that they were being measured against 2017 when attendances were freakishly high. In 2018 they fell back to the level of previous years.

"This year Munster hurling has been strong, Ulster football has been strong, Connacht is down slightly, Leinster hurling and football are in the same ballpark as last year. Munster football is down, but all told it’s too early to draw any conclusions.

"Attendances are dictated by many things. Do both teams have a chance of winning? There’s the ease of access to the ground, the weather has a big say – if it’s sunny people want to go to the beach and the rain keeps people away.

"We have reduced prices before and tried various initiatives and we’ve found that small reductions don’t have a massive impact on the attendance figures at games."

Cork host Kerry in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

Last Sunday's Connacht final attracted 17,639 paying punters to Salthill to see Roscommon beat Galway.

On a wet day at Pearse Stadium less people than bought tickets turned up for the match. The Connacht Council had sold more than 18,000 tickets and with walk-up sales on the day it seems many people decided to stay away.

Ulster increased their prices last year leading to a near 20% drop in attendances, though they reduced them in 2019 and crowd numbers have bounced straight back up, which has been helped by the Cavan-Armagh replay and the presence of the well-supported Breffni Blues in the final.

No stand tickets for the Munster final on Sunday, 30 June between Tipperary and Limerick at the LIT Gaelic Grounds – the second meeting between the teams in a fortnight, will go on sale to the general public.

They will be sold through clubs only such is the demand to see this clash, with just terrace tickets going on general sale.