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2019 Attendances

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Replying To TheUsername:  "I agree i would wholly acknowledge Croke Park is Dublins home ground, your not separating Dublin from Croke Park and vice versa.

Id say 30k myself comfortably for a home game and 20k for an away.

I agree should be far more, the lack of drama is one thing we are just too good. I think the GAA do an awful lot to keep Dublin fans away from games myself, we have about 15k season ticket holders i think, 10 k GAA and 5 PP holders, they have been sold out since the early teens.

If you put 20k -30k season tickets up for sale over night they would be gone over by 12 pm tomorrow. The fact that avenue is closed means people attending games doesnt count, so people have a choice to make about attending dead rubbers etc with as much chance of getting a ticket for a final if they ended dead rubbers or not.

We are entering the first week in August and we haven't had a competitive game yet, its not great entertainment, people are saying Dubs are getting board watching Dublin anything but, we are getting board watching teams of a very poor standard, its a real labour of love, with little drama and only with Dublin being so good is it bearable and good to watch is it bearable, hopefully the Tyrone game might prove our first real test this year.

Lower Dublin attendances arent due to us being so good, they are down to the poor standard we have to play and the zero dram of it all in my opinion.

You just have to look for what passed as a Leinster final, it was pathetic stuff."
Football is at a good level in rural Ireland. There's just that gap you speak of and the reasons we have mentioned for it. In a roundabout way you are agreeing with us and acknowledging it. Well done.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6261 - 22/07/2019 18:31:56    2214886

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1960 hurling final Wexford vs Tipp 77k in attendance.

Sunday is only a semi final but they could get close. My prediction 70k.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 24/07/2019 11:40:38    2215675

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I haven't been at a Gaelic Football match since 2013, I feel as though live sport is a family affair, I do not feel comfortable as a loner man going to football games however I do go to concerts alone, the reason being is that the concerts don't be on TV whereas football games do so I have to force myself to go. People dislike loners in society as they think we are a threat.

PattyONeill (Derry) - Posts: 44 - 26/07/2019 20:15:02    2216912

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Any word on expected attendances for the hurling semis this weekend? I'll go for 50k at Limerick/Kilkenny and 60k at Tipp/Wexford.

men_of_49 (Meath) - Posts: 1962 - 26/07/2019 22:56:54    2216957

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Anyone had the attendance from last night. Looked a 55k to 60k from the tv snippets I saw.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1640 - 28/07/2019 13:27:25    2217532

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61k there today. Can someone tell me where the extra 21k would fit?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 28/07/2019 21:16:30    2217859

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The attendance at the Limerick V Kilkenny hurling semi-final was 55,001.

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 520 - 28/07/2019 21:33:10    2217874

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Replying To PattyONeill:  "I haven't been at a Gaelic Football match since 2013, I feel as though live sport is a family affair, I do not feel comfortable as a loner man going to football games however I do go to concerts alone, the reason being is that the concerts don't be on TV whereas football games do so I have to force myself to go. People dislike loners in society as they think we are a threat."
You're presumably a troll; but in my case it was the other way about - my better half is from another county and doesn't much like Tyrone anyway (I've seen her applauding when the other team scores) and my kids roll their eyes about my giving "advice" to the referee, so it's often a relief to head along by myself, tbh. Anyway, how do you manage to not speak to someone at a game? They're very sociable places, just open your bake and away you go. If the opposing fans are Dubs, chat is inevitable!

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 597 - 28/07/2019 22:19:14    2217897

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Replying To PattyONeill:  "I haven't been at a Gaelic Football match since 2013, I feel as though live sport is a family affair, I do not feel comfortable as a loner man going to football games however I do go to concerts alone, the reason being is that the concerts don't be on TV whereas football games do so I have to force myself to go. People dislike loners in society as they think we are a threat."
That is deep man.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 158 - 29/07/2019 10:03:19    2217997

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Replying To OGarmaile:  "That is deep man."
We are deep thinkers north of Cookstown

PattyONeill (Derry) - Posts: 44 - 29/07/2019 11:35:51    2218076

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Replying To PattyONeill:  "We are deep thinkers north of Cookstown"
Thinking deep into the mists of time for your last provincial triumph ;)

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 158 - 29/07/2019 14:01:11    2218204

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Yeah looked to be a bit of a fiddle going on there yesterday, definitely more than 61k at that

sanjose1 (Dublin) - Posts: 8 - 29/07/2019 14:28:53    2218228

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Replying To sanjose1:  "Yeah looked to be a bit of a fiddle going on there yesterday, definitely more than 61k at that"
Can someone actually tell me where they would have fit another 21k? Are they not counting the 10k premium seats or what? Do they consider them separately as they are bought every 10 years or so?

Leinster final galway vs wexford there was slightly less in the stands and the hill was closed and the attendance was 60k+.

Mayo vs Donegal sold out and the last few Tyrone Dublin tickets on sale online. I believe mchale Park is 28k and is Omagh 17k?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 02/08/2019 17:50:28    2219841

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Meath vs kerry 9300

Biggest turn out of meath fans this year. Fantastic to see. The league attendances for Meath next year should be good especially if we remain in contention for the final. Bring it on, can't wait.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 03/08/2019 22:31:46    2220330

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Meath vs kerry 9300

Biggest turn out of meath fans this year. Fantastic to see. The league attendances for Meath next year should be good especially if we remain in contention for the final. Bring it on, can't wait."
Thats a massively poor attendance.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3016 - 03/08/2019 23:42:02    2220370

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Super 8's
Cork Roscommon 2,356
Tyrone Dublin 15,315

Meath Kerry 9,300
Mayo Donegal 27,023


U20
Tipp Wexford 4,543
Cork Kilk / Cork Dublin Double header ??

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 06/08/2019 10:58:19    2221491

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Thats a massively poor attendance."
Biggest meath crowd of the year for a dead rubber. Remember our population is 200k not 1.5M.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 06/08/2019 19:09:33    2221808

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Looks like mayo vs Dublin could be the first sell out of the year.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 06/08/2019 19:11:00    2221810

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Biggest meath crowd of the year for a dead rubber. Remember our population is 200k not 1.5M."
Outstanding Meath crowd. The team got a lot of bad PR for the Dublin game this year. Personally I thought there was a lot to admire about their performance, their defense was unreal in the first half winning the majority of man to man duels, a bit more luck on front of goal and the narrative on the game could have been very different. Good to see Meath football people have realised the potential in their team. Would be great to see them push on next year.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 07/08/2019 10:01:12    2222058

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Biggest meath crowd of the year for a dead rubber. Remember our population is 200k not 1.5M."
9k from 200k is poor in an Al Ireland quarterfinal VS Kerry. If you are going to constantly critise Dublin attendances as a vehicle for people loosing interest in football, you have to apply the same measure. Meath is no small county and that is a poor home attendance. Sad to see with the team relative success this year.

Bigger crowd at the Leinster final so wasnt the biggest crowd of the year Meath was involved in.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3016 - 07/08/2019 10:34:29    2222082

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