The club closed its list for All Ireland Football Final Tickets at 6pm yesterday (Saturday) with requests in excess of 230 tickets.
The Mayo GAA County Board are meeting on Monday evening and it is hoped that the first allocation of tickets will be distributed to the clubs by the weekend.
Based on last years allocation Swinford GAA will not be able to satisfy anything close to the demand.
A second allocation is usually forwarded to the clubs the week before the final. The amount herein depends on a lot of factors and varies every year. We do not anticpate there being a large second allocation.
If you are successful in obtaining a ticket from the club we will contact you to arrange payment and collection. It wll most likely be towards the end of the week of the 11th September. It will not be possible to get back to everybody who has requested a ticket so if you do not hear from us you have not be successful.
If you have requested a ticket from the club and are successful in obtaining a ticket elsewhere please let us know.
Priority will be given to our members, players, coaches, sponsors and the supporters of our annual club draw. Outside of this there is no chance of getting a ticket from the club. We will not even be able to satisfy all our members, players, coaches, sponsors etc.
Based on previous expierence the club will most likely have to meet a levy from the county board due to the increase in their expenditure. As a result we will be fundraising to meet this additional cost. We would ask you to support our 50/50 draw and we will be drawing ten names for the next two weeks (in addition to the ten names drawn last Tuesday) for a draw on Tuesday 12th for an All Ireland Ticket.
We know that everybody wants to be in Croke Park on the 17th September when Cillian O’Connor lifts Sam Maguire but the club is restricted on what it can do with tickets.
Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.
Thanks. Maigh Eo Abu