Roscommon game all-ticket?

Donegal’s Allianz League game against Roscommon on Sunday week in O’Donnell Park looks set to be an all-ticket game due to a crowd capacity issue at the Letterkenny venue.

The game may even have to be moved to MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, to satisfy the anticipated crowd that is expected for the game.

There was an attendance of 11,000 at Donegal’s game against Mayo last Sunday in MacCumhaill Park and it's also worth noting that Roscommon are attracting a large following this year following their return to Division One for the first time in over 20 years.

Over 3,000 Roscommon fans were in Tralee for their county's league game with Kerry and it is believed a similar size Roscommon crowd were in Pairc Ui Rinn for their team's big win over Cork. O’Donnell Park has a capacity of 8,200.

With the game having the potential to be a top of the table clash there is a feeling that the demand may exceed the 11,000 that was at the Donegal-Mayo game.

Croke Park officials have been in contact with the Donegal board on the matter and the situation is being monitored closely by Croke Park.

“Croke Park have been in touch and the situation is being monitored but at this stage I expect it to be an all-ticket game,” Donegal chairman, Sean Dunnion, told the Democrat last night.

“That looks a certainty at this stage and we are waiting for Croke Park to get back to us either tonight or tomorrow.

However, a Croke Park spokesperson told the Democrat yesterday evening that no decision will be taken on the following weekend’s fixtures until the CCC meet on Monday.