TICKETS SCRAMBLE: DONEGAL FANS CHASE 13,000 GOLDEN TICKETS – AND THEY HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN PRINTED YET!

first_imgDONEGAL County Board and GAA clubs here are likely to get just 13,000 tickets for the All-Ireland final.The exact number will be made clear next Monday, after next Sunday’s other semi-final clash between Mayo and Dublin.The number of tickets already mooted however is more than the number of people registered as members of County Donegal GAA clubs. With up to 40,000 Donegal fans at Croke Park last Sunday for the semi-final win over Cork, it’s already clear that there will be many disappointed fans.However paid-up members of clubs appear to be in the best position to get their hands on tickets which will cost €80, with no concessions for children, students or the over-65s.Many clubs are reporting ticket requests from overseas (our pic shows fans outside the White House on Sunday!).The St Mary’s Club in Convoy is already taking orders, warning that club members only will get priority. Brid Sweeney from the Naomh Mhuire club said some people think there will be plenty of tickets when they will be “like hen’s teeth.”She went on: “I’ve already had requests from home and abroad, but people don’t realise how few we will get. I had one stupid request from someone asking for ten tickets as if I could print them off there and then!“There simply won’t be enough tickets to supply demand. Clubs will try to do their best to help members and patrons.”Ms Sweeney said she had to go on to Facebook to explain this to fans.Many clubs are already discussing holding fun days on the day of the final, with big screens being erected to cater for fans who won’t make it to Croke Park. TICKETS SCRAMBLE: DONEGAL FANS CHASE 13,000 GOLDEN TICKETS – AND THEY HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN PRINTED YET! was last modified: August 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:000 GOLDEN TICKETS – AND THEY HAVEN’T BEEN PRINTED YET!TICKETS SCRAMBLE: DONEGAL FANS CHASE 13last_img read more

Youth shot dead by friend after quarrel in Bijpur

first_imgKolkata: Rahul Thakur (23), a resident of Bijpur in North 24-Parganas was shot dead by his friend following a quarrel.The incident took place at Halisahar under Bijpur police station on Saturday night when both the youths were sitting outside a closed tea stall. Police have arrested the accused, Subhadip Das. Police came to know that both of them were friends for a long time.Thakur used to work as a contractual labourer. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that the victim might have had hurled expletives on one of the relatives of the accused. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThis had led to a quarrel between the duo. A scuffle also broke out between the two following which the accused took out a gun and shot Thakur from the close quarter.The accused fired two rounds of bullets at the victim one of which pierced his abdomen while the other injured his leg. Locals heard the sound of the gun shots and rushed to the spot. They took the victim to Kalyani JNM Hospital where he died late on Saturday night. The family members of the victim lodged a complaint with the local police station on the basis of which police have started a probe. They later arrested the accused. The family members of the victim demanded stringent punishment for the accused youth. The police are interrogating the accused and trying to know where the accused had received the gun from.last_img read more