No ticket swap will happen in the All-Ireland final

Galway GAA officials said a ticket swap with Mayo in the All-Ireland will not happen.

Galway chief executive John Hynes said a ticket swap with Mayo is not possible because they are putting their own football community first.

“Some counties do deals but we have to be respectful to the football community as well. The upcoming Mayo against Dublin final on September 17 is also going to be a fantastic day and the demand for tickets there will be huge.”

This will only be the third time that Galway and Mayo reached the All-Ireland finals in the same year with Mayo looking to end a 66 year drought and Galway’s last title was in 1988.

This is why Galway is prioritizing their fans in their ticket sales.

“We have a big football community in Galway and it would not be fair if we were to give away those football tickets and swap them out for hurling tickets and deny them an opportunity to go to the showcase of football this year so we will not be entering into any swaps with counties,”

The last time the two Connacht countries faced each other in the finals was in 1980 when Galway won the hurling title and Roscommon bowed to Kerry in the football decider.