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Cork Ticket Sales Slow For SHC Clash With Tipperary

Tipperary manager Declan Ryan and his troops expect a tough opening to their defence of the All-Ireland title, when Cork come hunting in Semple’s Field, in the Cathedral Town of Thurles, this coming Sunday.

We may have brought home Liam McCarthy to the Premier County last September, but followers of Tipperary have no memory loss when it comes to Cork’s humbling, doled out to the champions on their first outing in Munster, last year.

Revenge will be uppermost in the minds of Declan Ryan and Co. as they plot a perfect defence, to ensure Tipperary’s perfect start to what should be a truly cracking encounter.

We learn however that the Cork County Board expect to sell only 3,000 tickets for this Sunday’s Munster SHC opener at Semple Stadium.

Rebel supporters traditionally travel in very large numbers to Thurles, and while a few thousand followers are expected to travel up on Sunday and buy their tickets at Semple Stadium, they are now expected to be heavily outnumbered by Premier County supporters.

Last year’s meeting between both counties attracted almost 37,000 spectators to Cork’s Pairc Ui Chaoimh, but it is thought that a combination of a disappointing NHL campaign and the current recession, will mean that some Cork supporters may choose to remain at home, for this Sunday outing at least.

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