With just over a week to go until the All-Ireland Hurling Championship final between Galway and Waterford, excitement levels are beginning to peak.
The hunt for tickets is intensifying, as supporters of the Déise and Tribesmen, and indeed all lovers of hurling, plan on flocking to Croke Park to witness the novel final pairing.
This final is the first time in 21 years that none of Tipperary, Cork or Kilkenny are involved, which means that it is capturing the imagination of the entire country.
Attendances have risen across the board, as 140,000 packed into Croker across the two semi-finals this year.
All this means that there aren’t too many spare tickets hanging around for the decider.
For those Galway and Waterford fans currently without tickets, RTÉ are giving away a dream prize.
You have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Up For The Match, an overnight stay in Dublin, and get to go to Waterford vs Galway.
The broadcaster are looking for the most passionate fans about. To be in with a chance of winning, you need to email a video to [email protected], detailing why you, or somebody you know, is the biggest fan and/or why you should win the prize.
With tickets so scarce, we fully expect some creative entries!
Make sure to check out the latest episode of The 16th Man, where we hear from Stephen Rochford and Éamonn Fitzmaurice after Kerry’s draw with Mayo, look ahead to Dublin vs Tyrone, and hear from Eddie Brennan while discussing the future of the U21 Hurling Championship.