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2019 Attendances

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Only tickets for lower levels on sale at present ?
Doesn't indicate a massive crowd been expected to travel to Dublin from the regions .
Still reckon moving the fixture from Thurles to Dublin will have halved the amount from Limerick and Waterford in attendance . Also Kerry in particular will not travel for a league final to Dublin despite the fact Kerry could get 12,000 in Tralee or Killarney for a home league game ."
Don't really know why limerick and Waterford fans are complaining...ye both have a motorway all the way to Croker...ye also don't make many finals. Limerick are all Ireland champs so should bring a big crowd.

Mayo fans will be left again to save the attendance

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9856 - 27/03/2019 13:48:17    2175806

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Only tickets for lower levels on sale at present ?
Doesn't indicate a massive crowd been expected to travel to Dublin from the regions .
Still reckon moving the fixture from Thurles to Dublin will have halved the amount from Limerick and Waterford in attendance . Also Kerry in particular will not travel for a league final to Dublin despite the fact Kerry could get 12,000 in Tralee or Killarney for a home league game ."
I think the football league final must be in Croke Park due to games that are guaranteed when 5 and 10 year tickets are purchased. Thurles would be ideal for the hurling.

You have to question the marketing though. Some array of talent on show on Croke Park on Sunday. The 2 main contenders to stop the 5 in a row going head to head. The 2 most exciting young footballers in the country in David Clifford and Sean O'Sé on show.

In the hurling you have the current All Ireland champions and the previous years runners up. some intriguing battles - Arron Gillane vs Noel Connors for example.

There is probably more media hype about Connaught's challenge cup game at the weekend.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 61 - 28/03/2019 10:01:13    2175970

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "I think the football league final must be in Croke Park due to games that are guaranteed when 5 and 10 year tickets are purchased. Thurles would be ideal for the hurling.

You have to question the marketing though. Some array of talent on show on Croke Park on Sunday. The 2 main contenders to stop the 5 in a row going head to head. The 2 most exciting young footballers in the country in David Clifford and Sean O'Sé on show.

In the hurling you have the current All Ireland champions and the previous years runners up. some intriguing battles - Arron Gillane vs Noel Connors for example.

There is probably more media hype about Connaught's challenge cup game at the weekend."
The GAA aren't interested in promoting the leagues , seems to a nuisance to them .Rushing it out of the way before the end of March .
Just to compound matters on Sunday the N7 roadworks near Naas will see traffic down to one lane in parts and 25KM restrictions on other parts as works on overhead bridges and ongoing lane widening projects are coming to their final touches .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 179 - 28/03/2019 22:02:15    2176098

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Replying To OpenStand:  "The GAA aren't interested in promoting the leagues , seems to a nuisance to them .Rushing it out of the way before the end of March .
Just to compound matters on Sunday the N7 roadworks near Naas will see traffic down to one lane in parts and 25KM restrictions on other parts as works on overhead bridges and ongoing lane widening projects are coming to their final touches ."
Pairc ui caoimh and thurles both closed till may so what alternative do you suggest?

You seem to point out problems without providing solutions.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1526 - 28/03/2019 22:08:23    2176101

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Replying To OpenStand:  "The GAA aren't interested in promoting the leagues , seems to a nuisance to them .Rushing it out of the way before the end of March .
Just to compound matters on Sunday the N7 roadworks near Naas will see traffic down to one lane in parts and 25KM restrictions on other parts as works on overhead bridges and ongoing lane widening projects are coming to their final touches ."
Watch out for speed vans there, seriously.
Did they not give free tickets out to kids in local schools before for League finals? Some kid-friendly attractions and a reduction for families might get more families going. €30 prebought for 3 great games and a mighty day out, some value. Get a few tourists in to experience genuine Irish culture. The more the merrier and more means extra money for some local businesses.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5498 - 28/03/2019 22:54:19    2176108

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Replying To wexico15:  "Pairc ui caoimh and thurles both closed till may so what alternative do you suggest?

You seem to point out problems without providing solutions."
Not sure where this Thurles closed line is coming from, was plenty open last Sunday for football match Tipp v Clare. Portlaoise would have been fine for Limerick v Waterford on its own with camogie if needed. Nowlan park would also be fine.We know the the fat cat chiefs in Croke park are trying to get the league out of the way ASAP but did any of them enquire about the M7 closures Sunday and the impact it will have on Limerick-Waterford -Kerry.

30 Euro price ok but 3/4 of Limerick & Waterford fans have no interest in football so been a triple header is irrelevant for the majority of limerick-Waterford fans.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 179 - 29/03/2019 08:25:26    2176127

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saturday will be very quiet in croker. leitrim will bring around 5000 max, meath around 6000 , donegal 3000 and derry 1000, thats 15000 there max figures

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 478 - 29/03/2019 09:40:48    2176144

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Replying To dickie10:  "saturday will be very quiet in croker. leitrim will bring around 5000 max, meath around 6000 , donegal 3000 and derry 1000, thats 15000 there max figures"
Id be very surprised if Meath didnt bring significantly more to be honest, Meath have a huge support when mobilised and the Meath Vs Donegal game looks the pick of the litter this weekend.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 2819 - 29/03/2019 10:17:04    2176152

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Replying To OpenStand:  "Not sure where this Thurles closed line is coming from, was plenty open last Sunday for football match Tipp v Clare. Portlaoise would have been fine for Limerick v Waterford on its own with camogie if needed. Nowlan park would also be fine.We know the the fat cat chiefs in Croke park are trying to get the league out of the way ASAP but did any of them enquire about the M7 closures Sunday and the impact it will have on Limerick-Waterford -Kerry.

30 Euro price ok but 3/4 of Limerick & Waterford fans have no interest in football so been a triple header is irrelevant for the majority of limerick-Waterford fans."
Doubt it's just irrelevant for Limerick and Waterford fans , mayo and Kerry football fans in regards to the hurling final will have zero interest and I'd say the High majority of them will start taking their seats half way through second half of hurling final.
Bit of a disaster tbh ,with no division 3 final this weekend they would of been aswell off having a triple header on Sunday with div 1 ,2 and 4 finals and on Saturday having hurling and camogie finals somewhere else

Galwayjoe86 (Galway) - Posts: 250 - 29/03/2019 14:24:08    2176220

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Id be very surprised if Meath didnt bring significantly more to be honest, Meath have a huge support when mobilised and the Meath Vs Donegal game looks the pick of the litter this weekend."
No more then 10,000. Highest attendance was just under 7,000 for the promotion match v Fermanagh. And they brought a decent crowd. Meath won't see a return to huge crowds until Dublin stop dominating Leinster.

For Sunday Cusack stand lower sold out. Hoganstand and Davin practically too. Cusack stand upper now open. I'm sure most premium seats will be full. Are we looking at 40k in attendance with zero marketing from the GAA? If they put in a serious effort this could get 50k+.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2861 - 30/03/2019 06:21:09    2176331

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23k in Croker today. Decent.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2861 - 30/03/2019 20:37:25    2176479

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "No more then 10,000. Highest attendance was just under 7,000 for the promotion match v Fermanagh. And they brought a decent crowd. Meath won't see a return to huge crowds until Dublin stop dominating Leinster.

For Sunday Cusack stand lower sold out. Hoganstand and Davin practically too. Cusack stand upper now open. I'm sure most premium seats will be full. Are we looking at 40k in attendance with zero marketing from the GAA? If they put in a serious effort this could get 50k+."
Dead right . Zero marketing . These matchs are a nuisance to Croke Park chiefs unless Dublin footballers are involved .
They are far more interested in marketing the spice girls concerts !!

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 179 - 30/03/2019 21:29:53    2176497

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "No more then 10,000. Highest attendance was just under 7,000 for the promotion match v Fermanagh. And they brought a decent crowd. Meath won't see a return to huge crowds until Dublin stop dominating Leinster.

For Sunday Cusack stand lower sold out. Hoganstand and Davin practically too. Cusack stand upper now open. I'm sure most premium seats will be full. Are we looking at 40k in attendance with zero marketing from the GAA? If they put in a serious effort this could get 50k+."
Cusack lower stand has sold out cos every season ticket holder in the country was entitled to claim a ticket to it up til Thurs night. Im one of those people who claimed my ticket on the off chance that I might decide to go on the day. Im still mulling it over this morning! I'd say there will a fair number of "no shows" from season ticket holders so what they've "sold" and what turns up could be quite different yet.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1293 - 31/03/2019 08:22:02    2176563

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What's the Division 1 final attendance?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2861 - 31/03/2019 16:59:53    2176672

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "What's the Division 1 final attendance?"
44,257 at the today's Hurling, Football and Camogie finals

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 61 - 31/03/2019 20:17:09    2176773

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Didnt hear an attendance but would guess 45,000, not that they were ever all there together, perhaps for the last quarter of hurling most were in.
There was a subdued atmosphere for both matchs with hurling fans trying to watch their match whilst Mayo & Kerry fans drip feed into their seats with supporters up and down . Many of the Limerick Waterford fans exited then after their match or during the football match with same standing up and down to lets fans in or out.
Both finals were worthy of their own venue and day.

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 179 - 31/03/2019 20:39:54    2176784

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Attendance at today's Cork v Tipperary hurling match - 30,274.

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 513 - 12/05/2019 17:21:50    2183307

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Replying To fainleog:  "Attendance at today's Cork v Tipperary hurling match - 30,274."
Decent attendance given the serious lack of hype. Will cork v limerick better that?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2861 - 12/05/2019 19:50:10    2183365

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I understand there is a very good demand for the tickets and I expect it will be in excess of today's attendance
at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 513 - 12/05/2019 22:27:40    2183431

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Peil
Tyrone Derry 10,116
Roscommon Leitrim 8,061
Kildare Wicklow 3,800
Clare Waterford 2,136
Tipp Limerick 2,165

Meath Offaly ??
Wexford Louth ??

Iománaíocht
Cork Tipp 30,274
Waterford Clare 11,012
Kilenny Dublin 9,495
Galway Carlow 6,097

Laois Offaly ??

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 61 - 13/05/2019 11:30:00    2183572

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