Donegal’s ticket allocation for the big Ulster Championship game with Tyrone, is just under 7,000, with less than 6,000 of that number going to the clubs.
The exact allocation for the county, the reigning All-Ireland champions, is 6,700 with the vast majority of those terrace tickets.
When season ticket holders and player allocations - both senior and minor - are deducted from that figure, there are only 5,750 tickets to be shared out among the county’s 40 clubs.
“We got our allocation during the week; it is not what we had hoped for, and we always knew this was going to be a difficult game to satisfy the supporters of the county,’’ chairman Sean Dunnion, told the Democrat. .
“The allocation came in around 6,700, but you also have to remember that we have 766 season ticket holders in the county alone, so those have to be taken from the allocation.
“There are also 190 tickets that have also to be kept for players, senior and minor, under a directive from the Ulster Council, so the net figure for the county is around 5,750 , which is going to be way short of what the demand is going to be.
‘’Unfortunately that is one of the things we are going to have to deal with, but we are entitled to have a home match, and it is going to be a difficult few weeks ahead for the county executive and all the officers of the clubs,” said. Dunnion