The Hurling Championship has been crying out for a Wexford resurgence, and for Galway to get over the line on the big day.
Now that both counties are stepping up to the mark, tickets are selling fast for what’s expecting to be a cracking Leinster SHC final at Croke Park this Sunday.
There’s already enough content for a new chapter in the dramatic hurling story of Davy Fitz, and we’re still only approaching the first weekend of July.
If defeating Kilkenny in the Allianz League quarter-final alerted the hurling world to a new awakening in the south-east, then repeating the feat in a thrilling Leinster Championship semi-final proved Wexford have what it takes to tackle the top teams.
Galway, though, are establishing themselves as favourites for a long sought after Liam MacCarthy Cup triumph. By dismantling Tipperary in the league final, and easily disposing of Dublin and Offaly in the provincial campaign, they are looking more equipped than ever to dominate their opponents.
It’s already building up to be one of the most open and exciting hurling championships since the start of the new millennium, and this Leinster final should be an enthralling contest.
Wexford haven’t been in a provincial decider since 2008, and Galway’s only Bob O’Keeffe Cup triumph since joining the championship came in 2012.
So there’s a huge desire within both camps to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand on Sunday.
After serving his sideline ban, Wexford boss Davy Fitzgerald is contemplating whether to study the action from pitch side or remain in the stand. Either way, he’ll have his charges fired up and they’ll be backed by a massive support from across the county.
Meanwhile, Micheal Donoghue’s Galway side hit 2-28 versus Dublin and 0-33 against Offaly, and will bid to build on those expected victories.
Hurling fans from Galway and Wexford are counting down the days to this one – the game is going to attract the biggest attendance for a Leinster Senior Hurling Championship final for several years, and should set the pulses racing.
Here’s all the ticket information:
Hogan Stand (No Concession) – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40
Cusack Stand – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40
Davin Stand – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40
1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.
Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands
Adults – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40 Juveniles – €5
You are permitted to purchase 2 Juveniles ticket with every 1 Adult Ticket purchased
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):-
Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D prior to entering the stadium)
The Wheelchair Ticket are free of charge and the Assistant’s ticket is €35
GROUP PASSES:- GROUP PASSES (Under 16’s) – DAVIN STAND ONLY
Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €5 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets