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11/08/2017

Ticket Touting: GAA Cancel Number Of Tickets For Dublin v Tyrone Match

The GAA has cancelled a number of tickets for the Dublin v Tyrone All-Ireland football semi-final on 27 August.

Fans are also being urged not to buy tickets above face value by other vendors online.

The GAA also confirmed it will not rule out ending its contract with Ticketmaster if touting continues.

Fine Gael Deputy, Noel Rock, who introduced legislation to combat ticket touting, congratulated the GAA for taking a proactive stance to beat the touts.

He said: "I applaud the GAA for cancelling a number of tickets purchased for the Dublin v Tyrone All Ireland Semi Final. The tickets in question had appeared on ticket resale sites for up to five times their face value.

"I am glad to see the GAA's proactive stance in the battle against ticket touts. Like every fan, I was disgusted to see tickets going on offer far above face value yesterday – only hours after they had gone on sale.

"It's quite clear that we need stricter rules and regulations in place, and I am glad to see the GAA playing their part."

(CD/JP)

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