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Kerry’s National Football League clash with Dublin in Tralee sold out tickets as fierce rivals prepare to battle

KERRY’S Division 1 clash with Dublin in Tralee on Saturday was a sold-out.

The Kerry County Board of Directors confirmed all tickets for public sale are now closed for the awaited Austin Stack Park game at 7 p.m. KST.

Kerry's David Clifford in Action Against Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin

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Kerry’s David Clifford in Action Against Michael Fitzsimons of DublinCredit: Sportsfile

It was the third straight match between the sides at the sold-out venue – followed by packers in 2017 and 2019.

Kerry GAA stated: “The tickets for the public sale for Saturday’s game are now sold out. No more tickets available online or at local Centra or SuperValu stores.”

By Dessie Farrell Dublin has failed miserably in the opening game against Armagh last Saturday night at Croke Park, so there will be a lot of focus on whether Dubs can return this weekend.

Kerry played a draw with Kildare at Newbridge in their league opener last Sunday.

Dublin has not won in Kerry since 2013, a tournament game played in Killarney.

The 2017 and 2019 meetings in Tralee were thrilling and frenetic affairs that took place in front of full houses.

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The 2017 clash ended in class in front of 11,858 spectators, with Paul Mannion’s injury-time equalizer extending Dublin’s then unbeaten record to 34 league and championship games, equal with Kerry between 1928-33.

The 2019 tournament encounter in Tralee was a particularly fiery one, and one in which Kerry equalized 1-18 to 2-14. Anger flared up after the final whistle when a scuffle broke out between the players.

A crowd of 11,982 was in Austin Stack Park for that.

Farrell doesn’t expect any more of his men back for the trip to Kerry, and is expecting a tough assignment in Tralee.

“It’s not going to be easy next week either, but that’s where we are,” he said.

“This year’s league is highly competitive, any tournament points accumulated will have to be fought hard and won’t be easy.”

Saturday’s match will also be shown live on RTE.

https://www.thesun.ie/sport/gaa-football/8294408/kerry-national-football-league-dublin-tralee-sold-out/ Kerry’s National Football League clash with Dublin in Tralee sold out tickets as fierce rivals prepare to battle

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