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2019 Attendances

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "I was just thinking if Meath made the AI semi final against Tyrone instead of Kerry the attendance wouldn't have been much bigger. There probably would have been 15k Meath fans at it and the total attendance over 40k.

Why? Well nobody in Meath thinks we will beat Dublin. Certainly not the bandwagon. It's hard to get the county hyped when no matter how far we go it'll end with a drubbing to our neighbours."
Defeatist talk

hipster (Dublin) - Posts: 2494 - 12/08/2019 21:17:48    2224905

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Replying To Hawkeye9212:  "No sure what your point is."
Haha, I'm suprised to moderator let this post through, it's our local divisional final

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 376 - 12/08/2019 22:56:01    2224947

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Replying To hipster:  "Defeatist talk"
Real talk more like it. You Dubs can play yourselves down all you like trying to get our hopes up again so we care but in reality we don't. I speak for every county in Leinster. We know it's not a playing field like it was in the 90's and 00's. The GAA admitted publicly they needed a stronger Dublin and back it up with the money. We're no fools and won't get emotionally attached to the idea of beating you again.

The longer your dominance sets in at a national level the more this feeling will spread nationwide.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 12/08/2019 23:18:45    2224961

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Interesting that there are tickets going on general sale for Sunday's hurling final. I can't remember this happening in recent times. Considering all the negativity surrounding the football championship, this suggests that not all is rosy in the hurling garden either!

football first (None) - Posts: 1127 - 13/08/2019 17:25:39    2225195

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Replying To football first:  "Interesting that there are tickets going on general sale for Sunday's hurling final. I can't remember this happening in recent times. Considering all the negativity surrounding the football championship, this suggests that not all is rosy in the hurling garden either!"
There are only 250k people living in both counties and they regularly meet in the final. Definitely the most common final pairing of the last 20 years. This has happened before with the hurling. It happened for all 3 replays.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 14/08/2019 01:14:02    2225367

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Over 800,000 watched the hurling final. Is that good?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 19/08/2019 16:09:02    2227567

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What was the attendance yesterday?

Breffnisbest (Cavan) - Posts: 379 - 19/08/2019 16:38:15    2227580

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Replying To Breffnisbest:  "What was the attendance yesterday?"
Full house

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 19/08/2019 16:59:11    2227587

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Over 800,000 watched the hurling final. Is that good?"
I assume those figures are only for the Republic of Ireland, given that there is close to 5 million people in the Free State that accounts for around 16% of the country tuning in. A massive figure in this day and age.

Antifa (Donegal) - Posts: 140 - 21/08/2019 16:30:09    2228292

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Replying To Antifa:  "I assume those figures are only for the Republic of Ireland, given that there is close to 5 million people in the Free State that accounts for around 16% of the country tuning in. A massive figure in this day and age."
How do they "count" the thousands watching in bars? Also many thousands more watching around the world.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9918 - 21/08/2019 21:16:01    2228365

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An average of 1 million tuned into the football final. How does that stand up to previous years?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 03/09/2019 02:09:27    2232176

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25,000 at the camogie final between galway and kilkenny. New record.

If the final was between say Dublin and Galway they could probably get over 40k. Camogie is definitely growing in popularity and playing numbers.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 09/09/2019 04:53:10    2233716

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "25,000 at the camogie final between galway and kilkenny. New record.

If the final was between say Dublin and Galway they could probably get over 40k. Camogie is definitely growing in popularity and playing numbers."
Have seen it claimed in a few places that yesterday's camogie attendance was a record, but all are incorrect. There were more than 33,000 at the Wexford v Cork final back in 2007.

That was very much a once-off, though. Even when Wexford won three in a row a few years later, the attendances were down to only around half that.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 165 - 09/09/2019 12:17:45    2233810

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GAA will need to drop prices next year.

kerryforsam19 (Kerry) - Posts: 95 - 10/09/2019 10:34:09    2234053

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Over 56,000 at the ladies finals. Big congrats to the LFGA and LIDL for their efforts.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 15/09/2019 16:54:10    2235689

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