Armagh and Galway submit joint request for change of venue

By Shaun Casey

ARMAGH and Galway have submitted a joint request to the CCCC for their round three group stage game to be played in Croke Park.

The Gaelic Life understands a joint bid has been submitted today. The game has been scheduled for Avant Money Páirc Sean Mác Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday 18 June.

The Leitrim venue holds a maximum capacity of 9,331 but due to the counties involved, a much higher attendance is to be expected.

As of today, tickets for the game have yet to go on general sale, which would suggest a possible consideration for changing the venue by the CCCC.

Should tickets go on general sale, it will be on a first come first serve basis, which could lead to a huge number of disappointment supporters.

Armagh and Galway clashed in the All-Ireland quarter-final last season and played out a hugely entertaining and dramatic affair.

Penalties were required to settle the game after extra time, the first ever in the SFC to be decided via a shoutout.

Over 35,000 fans attended that epic encounter, with Galway eventually edging out the Orchard County, winning 4-1, and ended up in the All-Ireland final where they lost to Kerry.

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