The majority of Roscommon supporters hoping to see their U-17 footballers in action against Tyrone in the upcoming All-Ireland final at Croke Park are likely to be left disappointed.
Liam Tully’s side booked their place in the final following a thrilling 2-15 to 1-13 victory against warm favourites Kerry at Cusack Park, Ennis, on Saturday last.
The final will form part of a triple header at GAA headquarters on Sunday, August 27th, and will take place at 12 noon.
The All-Ireland senior football semi-final against Dublin and Tyrone on the same day is expected to attract an 82,000 sellout crowd to Croke Park. Tickets for the game went on sale last week, meaning that Roscommon’s unexpected triumph last Saturday has left supporters scrambling furiously for tickets this week.
It is expected that Roscommon will only be allocated approximately 900 tickets for the match.
In a statement on Monday, Roscommon County Board admitted that it was “unlikely” that the county would receive a sufficient allocation of tickets to meet the demand of its supporters. Tickets for the game will not be on general sale and will be allocated through clubs.
The county board has also confirmed that it is working with the GAA to give supporters the chance watch the final.
“Presently, Roscommon GAA cannot confirm that the game will be televised or streamed. However, we are working to ensure that our supporters get the opportunity to view the game. In addition, the game will be broadcast live on Shannonside FM. Live updates will also be available on the Roscommon GAA Twitter account,” the statement concluded.