The scramble for tickets has always been an integral part of the September All Ireland experience. However, the demand which has been seen for Saturday's All Ireland semi-final replay between Dublin and Mayo is hitting unforeseen levels.
10,000 tickets were released for public sale last night. However, when they were almost immediately snapped up, the GAA were forced to release a second batch at 11 o'clock today via the tickets.ie website.
Tickets for the All Ireland Football Semi-Final Replay will be on sale at 11am today.
— tickets.ie (@tickets_ie) August 31, 2015
That second listing of tickets has been met with a lot of anger however, with disappointed fans hitting out at the system which the GAA were using.
A large number of fans have been left angry at the process which has seen
@RTEgaa what a joke. How could u get tickets when it was down constantly?
— Peter McGlynn (@peterlitre) August 31, 2015
— Declan Power (@deccypower) August 31, 2015
— Greg Ellerker (@gregellerker) August 31, 2015
@Tickets_ie I had 6 tickets reserved and due to your inadequate system they timed out before payment, joke!
— Dickie Cawley (@dickie1500) August 31, 2015
@Tickets_ie seriously getting very impatient this is extremely bad service and yous need to fix your website! ???
— Zoë ➰ (@zoeenright) August 31, 2015
@Tickets_ie please sort this out. Seems no one can actually purchase tickets.
— Eilis Davenport (@EilisDavenport) August 31, 2015
Despite that anger, the GAA have since released a statement confirming that all general sale tickets had now been sold out with remaining tickets being available through the Dublin and Mayo county boards.
The GAA can confirm that there will be no more public sales of tickets for Saturday's GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final replay between Dublin and Mayo with the remaining tickets available through the competing counties.