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2019 Attendances

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https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/hurling-league-crowds-holding-up-905391.html

Interesting Limerick sold 300 season tickets last year and 1,300 this year. Munster and Leinster sell north of 10k season tickets, I'd say the Dubs sell a big number. Given when the GAA season kicks off they would make a perfect Christmas present. I'd say marketted properly they could have sold way more than 1,300 season tickets for the coming year given the buzz that has been around the county since the All Ireland.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 19/02/2019 15:01:27    2166385

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "In Munster there's no chance of that. Limerick, Clare, Waterford, Tipp and Cork fans will always choose to support hurling instead of football because it's more exciting to watch and more competitive."
not really that more exciting to watch if football is played well....cork played good football for years and still got no support bar the final or a kerry match in munster...competitiveness across the board is the biggest issue in football.

alano12 (Dublin) - Posts: 2208 - 19/02/2019 16:41:02    2166404

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Replying To alano12:  "not really that more exciting to watch if football is played well....cork played good football for years and still got no support bar the final or a kerry match in munster...competitiveness across the board is the biggest issue in football."
Nah hurling is just a better more exciting sport. Football hasn't been played right since Dublin accepted they couldn't beat the northern defensive brand and quit their entertaining all out attack style. Remember all through 2014 gavin used to love bragging in his post match interviews how he believes they should play the game in a certain way. He wasn't long changing his ways.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/02/2019 16:55:30    2167191

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1817 at cork v Meath

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/02/2019 20:06:50    2167238

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35,213 at Dublin v Mayo . Big crowd

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 184 - 23/02/2019 21:08:21    2167269

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13,407 Limerick v Cork
4,285 Clare v Wexford

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 184 - 24/02/2019 19:22:07    2167639

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13,400 at limerick v cork. Great attendance.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 24/02/2019 20:12:08    2167668

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1800 at Meath v Cork shocking poor, heard on radio there was 4,000 at Offaly v Galway game a dead rubber

ke40 (Kildare) - Posts: 181 - 24/02/2019 20:20:33    2167678

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Replying To ke40:  "1800 at Meath v Cork shocking poor, heard on radio there was 4,000 at Offaly v Galway game a dead rubber"
1817 in Pairc Ui Rinn for a historic first double header of Cork ladies & men's senior football teams, a few miles away lies a brand new multi million investment, unplayable. Beggars belief.

Uimhir.a.3. (Galway) - Posts: 409 - 24/02/2019 23:20:19    2167785

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Replying To ke40:  "1800 at Meath v Cork shocking poor, heard on radio there was 4,000 at Offaly v Galway game a dead rubber"
It was a double header with Offaly Carlow which would have brought in 2,000 + anyway. Cork football is reaching new lows, pitiful support. It would nearly be worth there while playing a game in Clonakilty at this stage. Would fit 3/4000 in there in the heart of west cork.

SlipperyDodger (Cork) - Posts: 88 - 25/02/2019 03:22:51    2167809

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Cavan Roscommon 6,390
Tipp Cats 8,723

Great crowds considering the games went head to head with the rugby. The Cork attendance of 1,800 was probably 3 times what they would get if not a double header with the ladies. Ladies game was actually a cracker. Very little promo for such a historic double header down here. They should have really campaigned to get LGFA people out to support the concept. Unfortunately it didn't happen.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 25/02/2019 11:10:34    2167906

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "Cavan Roscommon 6,390
Tipp Cats 8,723

Great crowds considering the games went head to head with the rugby. The Cork attendance of 1,800 was probably 3 times what they would get if not a double header with the ladies. Ladies game was actually a cracker. Very little promo for such a historic double header down here. They should have really campaigned to get LGFA people out to support the concept. Unfortunately it didn't happen."
Good man Tom for the stats and great crowds for sure and anybody who dosent think the hurling and football leagues are not competitive must be living in a different world!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 768 - 25/02/2019 11:24:34    2167911

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "Cavan Roscommon 6,390
Tipp Cats 8,723

Great crowds considering the games went head to head with the rugby. The Cork attendance of 1,800 was probably 3 times what they would get if not a double header with the ladies. Ladies game was actually a cracker. Very little promo for such a historic double header down here. They should have really campaigned to get LGFA people out to support the concept. Unfortunately it didn't happen."
Dont understand the rugby fascination that our national media hype up...much better entertainment in a gaa game but that's just my opinion.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9933 - 25/02/2019 11:28:51    2167916

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Nah hurling is just a better more exciting sport. Football hasn't been played right since Dublin accepted they couldn't beat the northern defensive brand and quit their entertaining all out attack style. Remember all through 2014 gavin used to love bragging in his post match interviews how he believes they should play the game in a certain way. He wasn't long changing his ways."
Jim Gavin doesn't brag !!

superbluedub (Dublin) - Posts: 1899 - 25/02/2019 11:29:13    2167917

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Dont understand the rugby fascination that our national media hype up...much better entertainment in a gaa game but that's just my opinion."
Sure tis the "people's game" didn't you know? According to Daire O'Brien from RTE anyway.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2228 - 25/02/2019 12:04:55    2167932

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "Sure tis the "people's game" didn't you know? According to Daire O'Brien from RTE anyway."
I enjoy a good game of rugby, I wouldn't want anyone belong to me playing it at a high level because it is so physical but it can be a good old battle, I enjoy the tactical nature of it too. What puts me off about it is new breed of rugby fan who laud it's skill and regard gaelic football as having no skill at all (in fairness they are only echoing the sunday game). There is fantastic skill in gaelic football. Fetching a ball in a crowd of players over head beats any rugby lineout catching of the fullback chest catch in rugby which to be fair has to be lauded for bravery but not necessarily for its skill.

To keep this tread about attendance and stats. GAA attendances and general interest compares very well to the rugby provinces. Munster attendances always include season ticket holders. They often call out 12/13k attendances for Pro14 games in Thomond where in reality the season ticket holders have stayed at home and there are about 5 - 7k in the ground. That is a provincial team representing 6 counties too.

In football and hurling you are getting individual counties getting crowds of 7 to 10k regularly. in the league, It is great going and often ignored with the media focusing on dropping crowds in the championship. I think over all crowds have grown but are now attending more consistently rather showing for a few big "events" during the summer.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 25/02/2019 12:41:36    2167955

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5800 at Tyrone v Monaghan. Very good for a Saturday night in Omagh

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 164 - 25/02/2019 13:18:03    2167977

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "Sure tis the "people's game" didn't you know? According to Daire O'Brien from RTE anyway."
Who?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9933 - 25/02/2019 17:41:52    2168093

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Div 1 Football
Dublin Mayo 35000
Tyrone Monahan 6000
Kerry Galway 6000
Cavan Rosscomon6000
Armagh Tipp 4000
Donegal Fermanagh 3000
Cork Meath 2000
Down v Clare 2000
Div3&4 ( 8 matchs) 7000

71,000 at last weekends football matchs and circa 30,000 at hurling games .
Over 100,000 , not bad for last weekend in February.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 184 - 26/02/2019 12:01:50    2168308

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Div 1 Football
Dublin Mayo 35000
Tyrone Monahan 6000
Kerry Galway 6000
Cavan Rosscomon6000
Armagh Tipp 4000
Donegal Fermanagh 3000
Cork Meath 2000
Down v Clare 2000
Div3&4 ( 8 matchs) 7000

71,000 at last weekends football matchs and circa 30,000 at hurling games .
Over 100,000 , not bad for last weekend in February."
Kildare not Down played Clare last weekend and there was approximately 4,000 at the game.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2960 - 02/03/2019 18:47:48    2169471

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