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Showdown unlikely to sell out

By Staff Reporter

The Ulster Gaelic football final is not expected to be a sell-out, with the Ulster Council bracing themselves for the most poorly attended championship in several years.

Even if the game was a sell-out, the aggregate attendance this year would be in the region of 95,000, while the lowest this decade came in 2011, with 108,000 attending the games.

Fermanagh and Donegal do battle for the Anglo-Celt Cup in Clones, with Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher on the sidelines for his sixth Ulster final in eight years, having been there five previous times as assistant manager and then manager of Donegal.

Declan Bonner, in his second spell as Donegal boss, is hoping to lift his first title as manager.

However, with Fermanagh's small population, along with a blasé attitude of Donegal fans, the chances of 'full house' signs outside the 36,000 capacity St Tiernach's Park are slim.

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