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Mayo-Dublin Semi-Final Set For Sell-Out As Fans Struggle To Buy Tickets

Dublin , Ireland - 17 September 2017; Dean Rock of Dublin is tackled by Chris Barrett of Mayo during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

A sell-out crowd is expected in Croke Park on Saturday evening as for the All Ireland semi-final showdown between Mayo and Dublin with fans scrambling for tickets. 

Tickets went on general sale at 10am this morning with supporters queuing for hours outside Supervalu and Centra stores while many reported issues with the online ticketing service, tickets.ie, which reportedly crashed with the number of requests.

Taking to Twitter to share their frustration, fans told how they were dropped to the end of the queue when the crash occurred.

Both Centra and Tickets.ie released statements assuring fans that tickets are still on sale for the highly-anticipated clash and apologised for the inconvenience.

“We’d like to apologise to customers who are having difficulty in purchasing All-Ireland Football Semi-Final tickets in-store. http://Tickets.ie  have a queuing system in place to manage the volume of traffic on their system so we’re experiencing delays in stores currently”, Centra Ireland wrote on Twitter.

The game would mark the first sell-out of the year at GAA HQ with the biggest crowd so far recorded at the Tipperary v Wexford All Ireland hurling semi-final when 61,852 came through the turnstiles.

However, it is not the first time that fans have experienced difficulties with purchasing tickets online with similar issues reported for the Super 8s clash of Kerry and Mayo in Killarney last month.

About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter