Once again ticket prices have been cut to accommodate fans that would otherwise be hard pressed to make it back to Croke Park for a second final. Tickets for the replay will be priced at €50 for the Hogan, Cusack and Davin Stands, and at €25 for Hill 16 and the Nally Stand.
Once again tickets will be primarily distributed through clubs and counties ensuring that fans with the bigger investment in the game at grassroots will have the best chance of securing a ticket.
The fact that there is no Minor final may give a boost to Tipperary fans who will now get a larger allocation than was the case on Sunday. Kilkenny’s tickets will already have been slightly more because of it’s Minor team playing against Limerick.
Croke Park and the GAA will get a financial boost from the replay as will travel companies, restaurants and the tournament and team sponsors who get another bite at the positive publicity that comes around a great game.
Reaction from across Britain was very strong and Sky Sports GAA figures will have been boosted by their being no Premier League fixtures clashing with the game. That will not be the case for the replay as Sky Sports 1 will be showing Arsenal against Tottenham.