The GAA are experiencing unprecedented demand for tickets for the forthcoming All-Ireland senior football quarter-finals.

The GAA’s website was inundated yesterday when tickets went on sale for Saturday and Sunday week’s All-Ireland SFC last-eight games.

Almost 60,000 tickets have already been sold with the Sunday double-header of Galway v Armagh and Kerry v Mayo proving the bigger draw so far. All tickets for the football matches are available publicly.

“We never had the volume of public sales that we had today between 12pm and 2pm when we sold 50,000 tickets,” said GAA director of communications Alan Milton. “A week and a half out, 35,000 tickets have been sold for the Sunday fixtures and 24,000 for the Saturday fixtures so close to 60,000 in four hours.

The figures don’t include season ticket allocations with Kerry and Mayo’s combined total is more than 5,000.

Tickets for all of the quarter-final double-headers are priced at €40 for a stand ticket, €35 for students and old age pensions, €30 terrace and €5 for students (in Croke Park’s Davin Stand for the football games). They can be purchased from www.gaa.ie/tickets/ or participating Centra and Super Valu stores.

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