It has been one of the most controversial periods in the recent history of the GAA, but Kildare have got their way.
The governing body have relented in their decision to stage the Kildare's match with Mayo at Croke Park, after outrage at the decision by both the county board and the residents. The campaign around 'Newbridge or nothing' has captured both the headlines and the public imagination in recent days.
Following the decision, Kildare GAA released a statement to clarify the position regarding tickets for the game.
“We note that the Mayo v Kildare Round 3 qualifier has now been for St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, at 7pm, on Saturday.
“Mayo GAA is awaiting full details from the GAA in relation to tickets for this fixture. We expect that all Mayo GAA season ticket holders will get access to a ticket for this game. There may also be a very limited number of tickets on sale to the general public through SuperValu and Centra outlets.
“In relation to supporters who had purchased tickets for the game in Croke Park on Saturday evening, we are awaiting details from Croke Park, who handle all ticket arrangements for this game.
“The Mayo team and management have this week been preparing to play Kildare on Saturday and look forward to having a passionate Mayo support in Newbridge on Saturday evening.”
As a moving story, Off The Ball have recorded a special on the decision that you can watch at the top of the page, or on this link.