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IFA ease supporters' fears of Irish Cup final lockout

By Stuart McKinley

Fears that thousands of fans would be locked out of next month's Irish Cup final have been allayed.

Glenavon and Linfield supporters who tried to buy tickets for the May 7 decider via Ticketmaster were met with 'sold out' notices yesterday, leaving many fans disappointed.

Further tickets were quickly made available and with over 6,000 sold already, the showpiece match at Windsor Park is heading towards a sell out.

An Irish FA spokesman said: "The tickets go on sale in batches and as each batch comes close to selling out the next one is supposed to be released, but that didn't happen as quickly as it should have."

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