Stephen Doyle
Stephen Doyle

16.39 25 May 2021


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The GAA have confirmed that 500 spectators will be permitted to attend Allianz League games in the six counties, starting this weekend.

The hurling and football league season got underway at the start of this month and all matches on the island have been played behind closed doors.

The Northern Ireland Executive allowed the easing of restrictions for outdoor gatherings on Monday and a statement from Croke Park on Tuesday reads: "With cross border travel for non-essential reasons discouraged and following discussions with Ulster GAA, the following breakdown has been agreed."

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· 50 complimentary tickets to travelling county from outside the north (non-playing players and county officials, no sale for spectators.

· 50 complimentary tickets to home county (non-playing players and county officials).

· 400 tickets to each host county - to sell locally only.

The GAA will sell tickets will be sold via county boards locally with the following pricing:

£15 Division 1 and 2 Football & Division 1 Hurling and £10 Division 3 and 4 Football and Division 2 and 3 Hurling. There will be no concession tickets due to limited numbers.

The statement adds: "These arrangements will be reviewed at the conclusion of the Allianz Leagues in line with public health advice at that time."

In the Allianz Football League, Tyrone, Armagh, Fermanagh are in action at home on Saturday while Antrim play a home game on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee has also confirmed that the AHL Division 1B game between Kilkenny and Wexford has been provisionally rescheduled to take place this Sunday, May 30th in UPMC Nowlan Park at 3pm, subject to the Wexford players currently isolating being deemed safe to play by the HSE later in the week (Thursday).

The GAA has also outlined its postponement policy on Allianz League games is as follows:

Where a County is unable to fulfil a fixture due to issues related to Covid, the game will be awarded to the opposing team (walkover), but without any further penalty being imposed. The exceptions to this are:

- Where there is a clear 13 days between the original fixture and the next scheduled round of the competition or

- Any game where relegation would be a direct consequence of the walkover.


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