Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Council freeze ticket costs

The magnetic appeal of the Ulster senior football Championship is vividly underlined by the fact that already three ties have been decreed as all-ticket affairs – and that's just for starters.

The Tyrone v Derry preliminary round contest at Healy Park, Omagh on May 18 will launch the Ulster Council's flagship competition in front of a sell-out crowd, while the quarter-final matches between Derry and Donegal at Celtic Park on May 25 and Armagh and Cavan at the Athletic Grounds on June 8 will also be ticket-only admission.

And for the fifth year on the trot, admission prices have been frozen as the Council bids to ensure maximum attendances.

With Derry through to the Allianz League final, Donegal and Monaghan set to contest the Division Two final and Cavan having gained promotion from Division Three, football fever is rampant in the province right now.

Ulster Council chairman Martin McAviney stresses that the governing body is determined to make a Championship match-day experience as alluring as possible.

"The senior football championship is the highlight of our provincial calendar and we are delighted to announce that ticket prices have been frozen for the fifth year running," states McAviney.

"We have listened to feedback from our supporters and have reacted by maintaining our pricing structure, increasing access to tickets and improving the overall match day experience."

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