Red and black flags fly from most of the houses on the roads leading to Oxfield Park, the home of Drumcliffe Rosses Point GAA Club.

For the first time, the club has made it to the Sligo SFC final, where they'll take on reigning champions Tourlestrane at Markievicz Park on Sunday.

The changes announced today in relation to spectators attending games will mean that 200 people will be allowed into the ground for the big game, but there was still uncertainty at club level as to whether the 200 related to just spectators.

Drumcliffe Rosses Point PRO Austin O'Callaghan said that for now they have to presume it's the way it was the last time 200 were allowed at a game, when the 200 included players, management, referee and stewards.That would leave it in the region of 50 tickets per team.

O'Callaghan said: "It's a good thing to see some level of spectators in the ground, for a club like Drumcliffe Rosses Point, their first time in a final. "However, it gives us a dilemma, how do we hand out a small number of tickets to club members fairly?"

"In a bizarre way," he said, "the closed-door game would make it a bit more straightforward for clubs like this and clubs around the country because you want to be fair to people, and with a small pool of tickets within that 200 for a match, it's going to be really hard to satisfy everyone who wants one!" 

O'Callaghan was recording the memories and thoughts on reaching the final of some lifelong supporters at Oxfield this afternoon for the club's Facebook page.

While the club hopes the situation on numbers will soon be clarified, O'Callaghan says people will still be able to watch the game online and listen to it on local radio.

Apart from Sunday's big match, O'Callaghan feels that all families and supporters at the club will be delighted that there is some opening up in terms of spectator access.

It's been very difficult to have to turn away one of two parents of a child playing at under-12, he said, adding: "You might have a mother watching from the sideline and a father sitting in the car – it's a really hard thing to do, so this is a step in the right direction, while accepting that public health rules dictate everything."