Ed Sheeran tickets already being resold at double the cost online

Ed Sheeran fans were left frustrated this morning as lengthy online queues requested them to 'sit tight' while their tickets were secured.

Some fans queued online for as long as three hours, with others queuing physically outside ticket vendors from as early as Wednesday evening. 

However, patience was the most valuable virtue this morning as many persistent fans secured their tickets.  

While there are still tickets available for the Sunday night concert in Galway and the Friday night concert in Cork on Ticketmaster, many fans were left ticketless for the particular date they wanted to attend. 

Despite extra measures put in place by Ed Sheeran's team to stop touters reselling tickets, a number of Ed tickets have appeared on resale sites at inflated prices. 

'Entertainment site' Viagogo is selling two tickets for Cork's Saturday gig for €348.00, while a single ticket for Dublin's Phoenix Park gig is going for €250.00.

Tickets have an original retail value of €81.00. 

There are four Pearse Stadium, Galway Ed Sheeran tickets currently available to purchase on eBay for €999.99, or your best offer. 

The singer's promotion company previously warned against ticket touting, and Ticketmaster also set new rules so buyers' names are printed on tickets and matched with and ID and the card they were purchased with on entry to the concert.