GAA issue warning over All-Ireland final ticket scam targeting Kilkenny supporters
By COLIN BARTLEY
SUPPORTERS on the hunt for tickets for this weekends All-Ireland final are warned to be on the lookout for an email scam.
Numerous clubs, businesses, and fans in supporter’s groups have received an email offering them box tickets for the final this Sunday between Kilkenny and Tipperary, the GAA has confirmed. They said it’s a scam and told people to ignore the emails.
The scam offers people the chance of buying 18 tickets in a corporate box at a cost of €2,500.
The GAA this morning released a statement saying the information contained in the email is completely false.
“The GAA has been made aware of fake emails in circulation claiming to have All-Ireland hospitality on suite level available,” a statement on the Association’s official website read on Thursday morning.
“The Association is advising members and supporters to disregard these communications as the offering is completely false.
“Croke Park does not use any third-party providers for hospitality offerings and all suites are in long term contracts. All hospitality for Sunday is fully booked.”
The GAA warned supporters only to purchase tickets from official sources as the game is a sell-out.
“The GAA also reminds members and supporters to purchase match tickets from official sources only.
“The limited number of terrace tickets that went on sale this week for Sunday’s finals have been sold out.”