This weekend will see fans return to sporting venues across Northern Ireland.

Ulster Rugby, Armagh, Tyrone, Fermanagh and Antrim GAA will open the gates to 500 fans at each of their home fixtures in the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup and the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues.

Ulster Rugby opened a 24-hour ballot for members of the #TogetherUlster membership initiative. Those who were successful were notified last night and have until 2 pm today to confirm they are able to attend, have no health reasons to prevent them and have paid for their tickets.

The GAA has outlined measures to accommodate local fans at each of the home grounds but to discourage any cross border travel from visiting fans.

50 tickets are being made available to those away teams to accommodate players and their backroom teams. The same number will be made available to home teams.

The balance of 400 tickets will be made available through local county boards and via clubs.

No tickets will go on public sale for any of the games and the arrangements will be the same for forthcoming rounds of the Allianz Leagues with a review to take place at their conclusion next month, in line with public health advice at the time.

Tickets will be prices at £15 for Divisions One and Two in Football and Division One in hurling, and at £10 for the games in the lower divisions.

It will be the first time that fans have been able to attend any sporting events on the island of Ireland since December.

Details of a number of test events in the Republic are expected to be revealed following a Government announcement on the easing of restrictions here on Friday.


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