Supports of Roscommon and Offaly face a nervous wait this morning as tickets for Sunday’s Eirgrid All-Ireland U-20 final went on sale and huge virtual queues formed immediately, with thousands hoping to gain access to what will be a very unique occasion.
Ticket sales went live at https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/u20crokepark shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, but due to the pod system where supporters must buy tickets in pods and cannot split up those pods, there has been huge demand for the smaller pod sizes, particularly those pods of just two seats. Anyone joining the queue at 10 a.m. would have been seen a screen like this, confirming that up to 7,000 people were attempting to buy similar pods.
It was confirmed yesterday that while the All-Ireland senior semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone will not now take place on Sunday due to a significant number of Covid cases and contacts within the Tyrone camp, the U-20 footballers of Roscommon and Offaly will instead share the stage with the senior ladies of Cork and Meath, who will contest the second TG4 senior semi-final of the weekend. Roscommon and Offaly will throw in at 1.30 p.m., while Cork versus Meath is set to start at 3.30 p.m.