The GAA has ruled out a major change in the attendance for the All-Ireland Football Championship final between Tyrone and Mayo despite the update in regulations, with just an extra 1,150 tickets set to become available.

The government confirmed on Tuesday that the majority of the remaining Covid-19 restrictions will be eased by the end of October.

This includes outdoor venues being allowed to operate at a capacity of 75% from 6 September.

A crowd of 40,000 had earlier been decided upon for the 11 September decider between Tyrone and Mayo at Croke Park, with the stadium's official capacity set at 82,300.

This would mean that a crowd of just over 60,000 could potentially be allowed into the game.

However, a statement from the association ruled out a major change this afternoon.

It read: "The GAA welcomes yesterday's government announcement regarding the easing of restrictions for sporting events.

"After careful consideration we are confirming that a 50% capacity threshold will apply for the GAA Football All-Ireland final at Croke Park.

"This means there will be an additional 1,150 tickets for distribution.

"With approximately half of our tickets already distributed and unrealistic logistical challenges around processing Covid passports on a match day for a crowd in excess of 41,150 coming from all over the country and abroad, it was decided to proceed on the basis of a 50% attendance.

"The GAA acknowledges the work of the Department of Sport on this issue and looks forward to the benefit that Tuesday evening’s announcement will have on club games in the weeks and months ahead."

Earlier today Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly spoke about the possibility of boosting the attendance at the final.

"I'd say it's unlikely," he told RTÉ's Morning Ireland.

"What we had is agreement on a 50% capacity, so about 40,000 people be they vaccinated or unvaccinated. Sixty thousand people fully vaccinated in my view is probably a lower risk than 40,000 people.

"Remember 90% of the adult population is already vaccinated. So if you had an adult population in Croke Park regardless the vast, vast majority in there are fully vaccinated anyway.

"I was talking to Minister Jack Chambers about it and they spend a lot of time working with the sports organisations on whether or not the events themselves are causing outbreaks.

"Interestingly the events are very well run and there isn't a lot of data suggesting there are super spreader events from the stadiums.

"When you talk to the local testing teams what they find is back in the counties [involved] they begin to see outbreaks because people are going to watch the match in pubs or in people's houses."