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Allianz Division 1 and 2 League finals could sell out

GAABy Sean McGoldrick
Allianz Division 1 and 2 League finals could sell out

The Allianz Division 1 and 2 League finals at Croke Park on Sunday week, April 24 could be a sell-out gig.

According to a Croke Park statement more than 32,000 tickets – well ahead of predictions – have already been sold for the double bill which also includes a special commemoration to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising.

Last year’s double bill featuring Dublin and Cork in the Division 1 decider Roscommon and Down in the Division 2 final attracted an attendance of 31,000.

At worst it looks like the 2016 deciders will attract double that figure and probably a lot more.

All-Ireland champions Dublin are bidding to become only the third county to win four League titles on the spin in the Division 1 decider against Kerry, the last county to win four Leagues in a row (1971-1974).

Of course, of far more significance is that it is a repeat of last September’s All-Ireland decider in which Dublin recorded their third successive championship win over the Kingdom for the first time. 

The Division 2 decider is an attractive all Ulster tie between Tyrone and Cavan.