The scramble for tickets for the All Ireland Final replay between Dublin and Mayo started in earnest at the final whistle last Sunday.

There was plenty of coverage leading up to Sunday’s drawn game about the difficulty of genuine fans had of getting their hands on a golden ticket and touts taking full advantage by charging exorbitant amounts online and through advertisements.

Today the the GAA issued a statement regarding tickets sales and reiterated again that they do not condone touting of tickets above face value and will cancel any ticket they identify being sold above cost and deny entry to the ground. Below is the full statement.

“The GAA would like to remind patrons that tickets for the GAA Football All Ireland Final Replay between Dublin and Mayo on Saturday, October 1st should be sourced through official GAA channels only.”

“There are no tickets on general sale. Tickets will be distributed via our GAA Clubs, County Boards, as well as season ticket holders.”

“People who attempt to buy and sell tickets outside of this network are at risk of having their tickets cancelled and they will be denied entry to the stadium on match day.”

“The GAA does not condone the touting of match tickets at above face value and our Ticket Office was active up until throw-in last weekend identifying and cancelling such tickets that were being sold privately and online for above face value.”

With anticipation for the next chapter in this modern rivalry at fever pitch, another full house is expected on Saturday week and ticket supply will once again outstrip demand and unscrupulous sellers will once again pray on the loyalty of fans desperate to be there on the big day. So beware no matter how much you want to be present in Croke Park on October 1st, it may end up a very expensive purchase and you may still find yourself missing the occasion.