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2018 Match Attendance Thread

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Great hurling crowds so far. Although waterford v tipp was poor. Last year's finalists against tipp who are one of the favourites. How is there not 20k plus. Also what's the capacity of waterfords home ground? If its around 10k this should have been played there. Hopefully the gaa revamp that stadium to a 30k capacity.

Clare finally getting home games after so long and it's great. The last piece of the puzzle for munster hurling will be waterford getting home games too."
I would say having a 30k stadium in waterford would be a complete waste of money but have one capable of holding the crowd there was last sunday.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1111 - 05/06/2018 06:42:25    2107526

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was down in cork saturday night my estimate was 10k travelling support from limerick - really really good support in fairness

youngmunstersman (Limerick) - Posts: 31 - 05/06/2018 10:25:13    2107587

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Replying To ROS1:  "I would say having a 30k stadium in waterford would be a complete waste of money but have one capable of holding the crowd there was last sunday."
I think the official capacity of Walsh Park is around 11/12k. There might be other health and safety issues bringing it down even more. Should definitely have been allowed to use Nolan Park if that was their preference. 10k attendance for Waterford Tipp wasn't that surprising. Long commute from Waterford and moral low with the injuries, Tipp following has fallen away a lot in recent years.

Some crowd in Killarney for Kerry and Clare 17,000! Pity it was so one sided. Not so long ago, Kerry vs anyone other than Cork in Munster would bring 3 to 5k. Kerry haven't traveled in great numbers to Cork in recent years, hopefully they will this time. It could be a great occasion in the new Park if Cork can put it up to them.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts: 268 - 05/06/2018 10:31:51    2107592

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Replying To youngmunstersman:  "was down in cork saturday night my estimate was 10k travelling support from limerick - really really good support in fairness"
Excellent travelling support from Limerick. Cork brought about the same if not a few more to Thurles vs Tipp. It has been the one thing the new format may have lost. With the option of seeing your team at home the following week, less supporters have been traveling.

Surprised at only 14,565 at Wexford and Galway. Wex brought 40k fans on their own to last years Leinster final. I thought the chance of revenge on home territory would have sold out no problem. The tame enough defeat won't do much to draw them out either.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts: 268 - 05/06/2018 10:42:04    2107595

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Replying To SlipperyDodger:  "Overall attendances to date
Football
Connacht 45,800 (4 games)
Leinster 32,500 (7)
Munster 7,300 (3)
Ulster 48,000 (5)
Hurling
Leinster 55,300 (6)
Munster 81,100 (4).
So the 19 football games drew 133,600 , the 10 hurling games 136,400.
We have 49 football games left (barring replays) while hurling have 17."
Wow some good stats.
Does these figures include the attendances at the JMcD/CR/LM matches, I know it would only add up to approx. 30-40k in total

Brian_Coyote (Antrim) - Posts: 307 - 05/06/2018 11:11:17    2107608

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Replying To ROS1:  "I would say having a 30k stadium in waterford would be a complete waste of money but have one capable of holding the crowd there was last sunday."
If it was on in Waterford there would have been 25000 at it..

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 247 - 05/06/2018 11:13:13    2107609

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "If it was on in Waterford there would have been 25000 at it.."
15 k is a big jump seems unlikely that amount of people who didn't bother going to Limerick would travel to it if in waterford. Similarly people from North tipp who went to the game on Sunday may not have went if in waterford.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1111 - 05/06/2018 16:52:09    2107766

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I understand what your saying but the novelty alone would have brought out a big Waterford crowd. Plus I think the motivation in both counties support was low for the game in the Gaelic Grounds.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 247 - 05/06/2018 17:05:24    2107775

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "I understand what your saying but the novelty alone would have brought out a big Waterford crowd. Plus I think the motivation in both counties support was low for the game in the Gaelic Grounds."
Fair enough but my main argument was there no need for a 30k stadium in waterford. Maybe it is true what you say about motivation but waterford were probably the closest the have been to winning an all ireland last September in 60 years and tipp won the all ireland the previous year and were close to winning another one last year. A game both counties needed to win. And a local derby as well there should be no lack of motivation

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1111 - 06/06/2018 07:13:48    2107927

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17, 516 in Nowlan Park last night

I don't envy clare and limerick supporters trying to get tickets for ennis next Sunday, I'd say if it was in the gaelic grounds there would be 30k at it

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1034 - 10/06/2018 17:54:10    2109487

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What was attendance in Croke park today

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 312 - 10/06/2018 19:12:18    2109522

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8,230 in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday evening. Probably of that 8,000 were Mayo fans, excellent traveling support again.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9078 - 10/06/2018 21:04:19    2109570

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Replying To Blackbog:  "What was attendance in Croke park today"
The attendance at Croke Park today was 39,028.

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 442 - 10/06/2018 22:27:31    2109624

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Replying To Blackbog:  "What was attendance in Croke park today"
Just over 39,000, which probably half were Dublin.

David (Meath) - Posts: 394 - 10/06/2018 22:31:32    2109628

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Limerick Waterford 23,194
Tipp Clare 20,782

Galway Dublin 9,957
Kilkenny Wexford 17,516

Surprised Kilkenny Wexford didn't sell out with nothing between the teams and a Leinster final place up for grabs. Wexford would have filled Nowlan Park twice over last year. Galway's from and dominance may have dampened enthusiasm in the east.

Wouldn't fancy trying to get a ticket for Cusack Park next week. Clare and Limerick would nearly fill the Gaelic Grounds for this one.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts: 268 - 11/06/2018 10:00:34    2109757

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Wouldn't fancy trying to get a ticket for Cusack Park next week. Clare and Limerick would nearly fill the Gaelic Grounds for this one.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts: 268 - 11/06/2018 10:00:34

sold out

youngmunstersman (Limerick) - Posts: 31 - 11/06/2018 11:04:51    2109809

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Replying To ROS1:  "Fair enough but my main argument was there no need for a 30k stadium in waterford. Maybe it is true what you say about motivation but waterford were probably the closest the have been to winning an all ireland last September in 60 years and tipp won the all ireland the previous year and were close to winning another one last year. A game both counties needed to win. And a local derby as well there should be no lack of motivation"
Yeah a 20k stadium would do for the most part, it would only come under pressure for above that for 2 to 3 times a year max.

Only issue with 20k stadium is that it wouldn't be allowed host a Munster final whereas a 30k would.

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1021 - 11/06/2018 22:12:59    2110272

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