Cork GAA fans warned as championship begins: Don’t turn up without a ticket

Cork GAA fans warned as championship begins: Don’t turn up without a ticket
Coronavirus sport: A general view of Celbridge GAA in Kildare as GAA clubs prepare for the relaxation of restrictions. Picture: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

DON’T turn up without a ticket.

That’s the advice from Cork GAA chairperson Tracey Kennedy in the run-up to the start of a hectic weekend.

“We want to get the message out there not to turn up at venues without a ticket.

“That is to protect everybody’s safety. We don’t want to put pressure on people at gates, having to turn people away, either.

“Their only jobs should be to scan people’s tickets and leave them in,” she said.

Tracey Kennedy.
Tracey Kennedy.

Season ticket and premium ticket holders will have priority access to the booking system 24 hours ahead of everyone else and those club season tickets are still on sale.

“We only have 80 tickets available for supporters for any game and those that are left will be divided equally between the two clubs.

“If there are any tickets left after that then they will go on general sale.

“The number of tickets is so small that it’s hard to imagine the full allocation won’t be used up.

“Clubs will be given access to the online sales system and it’s up to each club to determine who they sell them to.

“Names are recorded to allow contact tracing in the event of Covid-19, but God forbid, it doesn’t happen.

“We would expect everyone to obey the national public health guidelines in relation to social distancing.

“The GAA has requested that spectators wear masks and the two-metre distancing is in place for everyone. Grounds have put in sanitisers.

“To be honest, 80 spectators in a GAA ground will allow plenty of room for social distancing.

“We are disappointed we are not going to 500 because the 200 maximum is putting huge restrictions on everyone.

“I would echo our president John Horan’s appeal to have it reviewed because I can’t think of many safer places to be at the moment than outside in the open air,” Tracey added.

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