National - Overcrowding on the Hill

Replying To moc.dna:  "Not true, check it out, Dublin get a greater allocation of Hill tickets than other counties."
check it out

Care you advise where we can check these facts out?

GaaGaa78 (UK) - Posts:208 - 22/08/2017 17:15:59   2036483

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dont give me this rubbish about the stand tickets going up for all ireland finals and thats why the likes of mayo deserve hill tickets when they get to finals, mayo played roscommon there twice and played kerry last weekend and will play them there again this weekend,
thats four games if it was about saving money surely they would have saved far more on the four games taking up a hill ticket option yet 99% of their supporters all bought stand tickets to the three previous games and i would imagine again this weekend will be similiar, so they obviously have no problem paying the stand prices

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12425 - 22/08/2017 18:15:37   2036507

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "dont give me this rubbish about the stand tickets going up for all ireland finals and thats why the likes of mayo deserve hill tickets when they get to finals, mayo played roscommon there twice and played kerry last weekend and will play them there again this weekend,
thats four games if it was about saving money surely they would have saved far more on the four games taking up a hill ticket option yet 99% of their supporters all bought stand tickets to the three previous games and i would imagine again this weekend will be similiar, so they obviously have no problem paying the stand prices"
Stand tickets don't cost 80 euro for non final games. Also family tickets place many in the the davin.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8573 - 22/08/2017 18:59:32   2036510

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Well it is, €80 for a GAA game is alot esp to younger ppl who make up most of the crowd in the hill..In Mayo for finals its all the club players who usually are given the hill tickets..its hard to get a stand ticket for a final anywsys between neutrals and bandwagon fans..
If we werent using all the hill tickets we were given then your complaining would be fair but we do use them all..

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts:132 - 22/08/2017 19:22:11   2036521

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Not true, check it out, Dublin get a greater allocation of Hill tickets than other counties.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts:474 - 22/08/2017 16:51:21   2036468 


Is the internet available outside Dublin?

Are there Supervalu or Centra shops outside of Dublin?

If the answer is Yes to the above then the opposition fans have the exact same access to the majority of Hill tickets sold for Dublin games up to the All-Ireland Final.

The other tickets are available through clubs through their respective county boards. Who are entitled to apply for and receive the same amount of terrace tickets as any other county board if the demand is there.

I know you prefer not believe the above and keep telling the rest of the lads in the pub about how the Big Bad Dubs steal all the hill tickets for themselves.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts:11115 - 22/08/2017 21:46:22   2036566

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "dont give me this rubbish about the stand tickets going up for all ireland finals and thats why the likes of mayo deserve hill tickets when they get to finals, mayo played roscommon there twice and played kerry last weekend and will play them there again this weekend,
thats four games if it was about saving money surely they would have saved far more on the four games taking up a hill ticket option yet 99% of their supporters all bought stand tickets to the three previous games and i would imagine again this weekend will be similiar, so they obviously have no problem paying the stand prices"
It is total horse crap that posters are using the excuse of tickets prices to say that is why they suddenly want Hill tickets for the AI Final.

If cost was the only reason, then thousands more would be on the Hill for other games. So less of your nonsense lads.
The Hill is generally mostly empty for football games not involving The Dubs.

Lets see how many are there on Sat v Sunday. My point will be proven.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts:2468 - 22/08/2017 23:48:36   2036595

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Not true, check it out, Dublin get a greater allocation of Hill tickets than other counties.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts:474 - 22/08/2017 16:51:21   2036468 


Is the internet available outside Dublin?

Are there Supervalu or Centra shops outside of Dublin?

If the answer is Yes to the above then the opposition fans have the exact same access to the majority of Hill tickets sold for Dublin games up to the All-Ireland Final.

The other tickets are available through clubs through their respective county boards. Who are entitled to apply for and receive the same amount of terrace tickets as any other county board if the demand is there.

I know you prefer not believe the above and keep telling the rest of the lads in the pub about how the Big Bad Dubs steal all the hill tickets for themselves."
For all ticket games & All Ireland finals, tickets are distributed through the clubs. Dublin get the majority of Hill tickets on these occasions. Don't worry about it, your mates on here will be all on to back you up & make you feel great about yourself. You also suitably ignored all the other points raised where ye are given better treatment by the Gaa also. Intrinsically linked & not for the good of the rest of the Association.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts:476 - 23/08/2017 00:42:25   2036608

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Replying To Fionn:  "It is total horse crap that posters are using the excuse of tickets prices to say that is why they suddenly want Hill tickets for the AI Final.

If cost was the only reason, then thousands more would be on the Hill for other games. So less of your nonsense lads.
The Hill is generally mostly empty for football games not involving The Dubs.

Lets see how many are there on Sat v Sunday. My point will be proven."
In fairness to the Mayo supporters, If they get to an All Ireland final they will be allocated approximately 8500 tickets, the same as we, or anyone else will get. Given that the had easily between 35 and 40 thousand there last weekend, the demand for final tickets will be huge, so of course they will snap up any hill tickets they are offered, and all competing counties will get a similar allocation of terrace tickets, so Dublin won't get as many as they might usually have.
It may not be because of price alone, but any supporter will take any ticket they can get their hands on to see their team in a final, and rightly so.

AHP (Dublin) - Posts:233 - 23/08/2017 00:56:33   2036609

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Replying To Fionn:  "It is total horse crap that posters are using the excuse of tickets prices to say that is why they suddenly want Hill tickets for the AI Final.

If cost was the only reason, then thousands more would be on the Hill for other games. So less of your nonsense lads.
The Hill is generally mostly empty for football games not involving The Dubs.

Lets see how many are there on Sat v Sunday. My point will be proven."
You're point will be in no way proven. I'd agree that most set of fans, including Mayo, prefer a stand ticket to a Hill/Nally ticket. However you still have to factor in cost. The last day against Kerry a stand ticket would cost you €40 and a Hill ticket would cost you €30. For the All Ireland Final it is €80 and €40. For a semi final there is €10 in the difference but for the Final there is €40. That is a huge difference and if people can't see the distinction there they are well beyond redemption on this topic.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts:211 - 23/08/2017 08:13:24   2036626

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Not true, check it out, Dublin get a greater allocation of Hill tickets than other counties."
As another man said, where can we check this out?

To be fair my understanding of the allocation of Hill tickets for the Final (and presumably it is the same for the other rounds) is that tickets are allocated to both county boards equally but generally when teams are playing Dublin, the opposition will swap their Hill tickets with the Dublin county boards for stand tickets. You can't blame Dublin for that. Of course I am open to correction on this from someone in the know but as I say, that is my understanding of the situation.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts:211 - 23/08/2017 08:16:28   2036628

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As I said in my other post, can only talk about Mayo games, its the age group of the fans that go in the hill for finals, the average age would be low and the €40/45 difference in price would be a big consideration for them..and all club players in Mayo are given the hill/nally tickets and majority keep them..that crap on social media of 'fill the hill' has no bearing on it, would still use all the hill tickets we are given..

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts:132 - 23/08/2017 08:42:18   2036635

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Replying To moc.dna:  "[quote=MesAmis:  "Not true, check it out, Dublin get a greater allocation of Hill tickets than other counties.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts:474 - 22/08/2017 16:51:21   2036468 


Is the internet available outside Dublin?

Are there Supervalu or Centra shops outside of Dublin?

If the answer is Yes to the above then the opposition fans have the exact same access to the majority of Hill tickets sold for Dublin games up to the All-Ireland Final.

The other tickets are available through clubs through their respective county boards. Who are entitled to apply for and receive the same amount of terrace tickets as any other county board if the demand is there.

I know you prefer not believe the above and keep telling the rest of the lads in the pub about how the Big Bad Dubs steal all the hill tickets for themselves."
For all ticket games & All Ireland finals, tickets are distributed through the clubs. Dublin get the majority of Hill tickets on these occasions. Don't worry about it, your mates on here will be all on to back you up & make you feel great about yourself. You also suitably ignored all the other points raised where ye are given better treatment by the Gaa also. Intrinsically linked & not for the good of the rest of the Association."]Every game in Croke Pk is an all ticket game and for every one of those up to the All-Ireland Final the majority of Hill tickets are sold online or in Supervalu or Centra.

I was under the impression that people outside of Dublin were able to use the internet to buy tickets but you seem to think they cannot. Why do you think that?

You also seem to think that people outside Dublin are not allowed into Supervalu or Centra. Again what is stopping them buying their hill tickets there?

For tickets through clubs and county boards they have the same ability to access hill tickets as Dublin clubs or the Dublin County Board if they want them.

The hill tickets (and Nally) are available and no amount of sticking your fingers in your ears when it's explained to you will change the facts that you're clearly just ignorantly lying.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts:11115 - 23/08/2017 09:23:23   2036639

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Replying To the_walls:  "As another man said, where can we check this out?

To be fair my understanding of the allocation of Hill tickets for the Final (and presumably it is the same for the other rounds) is that tickets are allocated to both county boards equally but generally when teams are playing Dublin, the opposition will swap their Hill tickets with the Dublin county boards for stand tickets. You can't blame Dublin for that. Of course I am open to correction on this from someone in the know but as I say, that is my understanding of the situation."
Croke Park would love to know your info on that about other county boards swapping tickets with Dublin county board, totally against the rules of the Association. Tickets distributed to counties for finals are distributed through the clubs & season ticket holders, the county boards cannot swap tickets.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts:476 - 23/08/2017 10:55:26   2036680

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