St Pats Donabate

Founded 1924

Co. Dublin


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This is a note to address everyone's interest in the upcoming final.

It's loaves and fishes. And it's ever thus.

We will receive an initial allocation. We have not received it yet.

There is NO WAY to do this other than an open draw for all those interested. Registration is now closed.

We had a system, pre covid, that imperfectly but adequately dealt with ticket dispersal for All Ireland Finals on a merit based attendance through the club ticket purchase scheme.

Post covid, and as the digital world takes hold, this scheme has for obvious reasons ceased to exist.

So we need to find a new way. It will also be imperfect.

A few points:

1. Demand may outstrip supply.

2. Everyone wants to go.

3. A huge number of people do a myriad of jobs and contribute to the club in a multitude of ways.

4. We both acknowledge that and are grateful for every effort.

5. One person who cuts the grass is no more or no less valued than another who coaches hurling, or another who fixes the electricity, or another who plays on the first team.

6. No one person is more deserving than another when commitment to the running of the club is taken into account.

7. Being fair and transparent to all will be paramount.

8. Every club in Dublin is in the same boat.


We will be attaching a bias in the draw to those at the coalface.

Mentors, grounds, officers, players will have a weighting assigned to their application.

It will be a 3:1 ratio for those directly involved versus casual membership.

And the draw for the tickets will take place on Wednesday.

You need to be over 16 and a fully paid up member by March 31st of this year.

You will need to be present on the night, in person, to collect and pay for the ticket. Or nominate a proxy.

The draw will be Wednesday July 27th in the club.

It will be ONE TICKET per person per entry.

One final point:

IF you can access tickets elsewhere, then you should.

A smaller draw for two tickets will also be conducted for the CC250 members

- a long standing arrangement for the loyal subscribers to the scheme.

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