Mayo supporters

  • The search for tickets is underway in earnest, ahead of the Mayo V Dublin All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday evening in Croke Park.

    Long queues are reported at Supervalu and Centra stores across Mayo all day, since tickets went on sale at 10 am this morning.

    The Croke Park game is expected to be a sell-out, with the Mayo minors match throwing-in at 3pm and the senior semi-final at 5pm.

    Mayo supporters have also been queuing online for tickets since this morning at Tickets.ie, with many frustrated fans contacting Midwest News to report difficulties and long waits for tickets.

    Meanwhile, there's still no indication from Irish Rail as to whether they will operate additional services or special trains on Saturday from Mayo to Dublin.

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Westport-based Councillor Brendan Mulroy is calling on the company to announce their plans sooner rather than later, so Mayo supporters can finalise their travel arrangements for Saturday...

  • The GAA are hoping to put more tickets on general sale for the All Ireland senior football semi final between Mayo  and Dublin,  once club allocations are finalised.

    Saturday's showdown is set to be an 82 thousand sell-out at Croke Park.

    Thousands of Mayo supporters were left disappointed yesterday, after queuing for hours in Supervalu and Centra stores across the county, and online at Tickets.ie

    Fans were queuing in stores across Mayo from before tickets went on sale at 10am yesterday morning, but the system seemed to go down several times during the day, leaving only a small percentage with tickets.

    Similarly for those who went online, many were left in a virtual queue for hours, only to be told in the late afternoon that there were no further tickets left online.

    Frustrated supporters contacted Midwest Radio throughout the day, and took to social media platforms to outline their anger at the system.

    The GAA has denied its system crashed, but says it was slowed down due to the unprecedented demand for semi-final tickets.

    The bulk of the tickets will go to GAA clubs, while about 7,000 season ticket holders across the two counties will also have to be accommodated.

    After that, a fresh batch of tickets is expected to go on general sale for Saturday's matches, which start at 3pm with the Mayo minors taking on Cork, followed by the senior showdown between Mayo and Dublin at 5pm.

     

     

     

  • There's a mass exodus of football supporters en route from Mayo to Dublin, as Croke Park hosts the Mayo minors V Cork at 3pm and the senior All-Ireland semi-final between Mayo and Dublin throws-in at 5pm.

    Tens of thousands of Mayo supporters are making their way to the capital by road and rail since early morning, to cheer on their teams, while the Mayo ladies are also in action in Longford this afternoon.

    Mayo have named 2 changes in their side to take on Dublin - with Kevin McLoughlin and Fergal Boland coming into the half-forward line to replace Jason Doherty and Keith Higgins.

    Keith Higgins received a black card in last weekend's Super 8 win over Donegal, while Jason Doherty has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in the 2nd half of last Saturday's game.

    Midwest Radio will bring you live coverage of both the Mayo minor and senior matches at Croke Park this afternoon, while our live coverage gets underway at 1pm with full commentary  of the Mayo ladies All-Ireland quarter-final match against Armagh in Longford.