Donegal GAA Facing Fine for Ticket Levy
By Community | September 20, 2012
The Donegal GAA is facing a fine over a levy imposed on its All-Ireland Senior Championship final tickets.
Reports say supporters will have to pay an extra €5 ($6.5) on their ticket price.
The county has just under 15, herbal 000 tickets for the game against Mayo at Croke Park on Sunday.
It says the levy is to help pay for training facilities for the squad in the build-up to the game.
The Irish Independent says GAA director general Paraic Duffy issued a strong warning to all counties against placing a levy on match tickets.
He insists that counties were made well aware that any such move was against Croke Park rules.
80,000 fans are expected to pack the stadium.
The final is also expected to be seen by more people than ever before.
In Britain, the subscription channel Premier Sports on Sky Channel 428 will be showing live coverage of the final. Premium Sports is also providing live coverage of the final in the US, through their Setanta-i player or viaUstream.tv. The channel is also broadcasting live coverage into bars and social venues.
In Australia, Setanta Sports is available on multiple platforms including Foxtel and Austar. The final is also available on Setanta-i, an online player that provides live coverage. Setanta Africa is also planning to provide live access to the final to many countries in sub Saharan Africa. Setanta Sports will be broadcasting the final in Asia