A small number of All-Ireland hurling final tickets went on general sale through the GAA website - and they were snapped up quickly.

Sunday's Kilkenny-Tipperary clash will be a complete 82,300 sell-out, though the move shows lower interest than normal.

Usually the GAA distribute all tickets for senior All-Ireland finals through their network of clubs around the country. Every club gets at least two tickets, with the bulk going to the two competing counties.

It’s extremely rare that tickets go on general sale, though it has happened occasionally in recent years – for the 2014 replay and in 2016. The common denominator in all of this is the Tipp-Cats pairing.

This will be their seventh Liam MacCarthy Cup decider meeting between the two since 2009, including the 2014 draw, and the fifth this decade meaning that neutrals have less interest.

Croke Park’s decision to hike stand ticket prices to €90 will also have put some people off. Until last year the price for an All-Ireland final seat in the ground was €80.

Only terrace tickets could be bought online at €45 apiece with a limit of four per purchase.

A sceenshot of the GAA's ticket sales site offering All-Ireland tickets

Last week the GAA's online ticketing system struggled to cope with the demand for the Dublin-Mayo All-Ireland semi-final leaving people queuing, virtually and in person, for up to six hours and still not being able to get tickets.