National - Attendances 2017

Serious crowd in Castlebar tonight just under 11,000.
I watched a game with a county treasurer recently who told me the match attendance does NOT include juveniles but does include OAP's so at that rate there was probably 14,000 there tonight. What other match will draw big crowds this weekend and in the league..Cavan V Dublin tomorrow ?

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts:797 - 04/02/2017 23:15:19   1951957

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Replying To hurler32:  "Serious crowd in Castlebar tonight just under 11,000.
I watched a game with a county treasurer recently who told me the match attendance does NOT include juveniles but does include OAP's so at that rate there was probably 14,000 there tonight. What other match will draw big crowds this weekend and in the league..Cavan V Dublin tomorrow ?"
Meath v Kildare should draw a big crowd. Two counties who have big following plus its a derby match always brings out more people.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts:10962 - 05/02/2017 10:50:11   1952017

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Meath v Kildare should draw a big crowd. Two counties who have big following plus its a derby match always brings out more people."
Meath and Kildare have a big following when they are winning. I'd say they would be lucky to draw 6000 to a league match nowadays

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts:657 - 05/02/2017 10:54:09   1952023

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Replying To tirawleybaron:  "Meath and Kildare have a big following when they are winning. I'd say they would be lucky to draw 6000 to a league match nowadays"
Sure most counties have big crowds when they are winning. Louth had over 25,000 supporters when they reached the Leinster final in 2010. If you are living in South Meath or North Kildare there is great rivalry between these two. Some great clashes down through the years most notably the three game championship saga in 1997.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts:10962 - 05/02/2017 12:02:15   1952035

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over 16,000 paid into cavan..add at least 4000 juveniles..your looking at over 20,000

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts:797 - 05/02/2017 17:31:47   1952178

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Replying To hurler32:  "over 16,000 paid into cavan..add at least 4000 juveniles..your looking at over 20,000"
I was at the game, no one knows where the hell they got 16000 from. Place was wedged

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - Posts:4499 - 05/02/2017 17:46:08   1952199

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Replying To gotmilk:  "I was at the game, no one knows where the hell they got 16000 from. Place was wedged"
It's coz they don't count u16s.

Breffni holds about 25000. It was pretty full but I was very central in the terrace and there was some space. I'd say 21000 or thereabouts.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts:2829 - 05/02/2017 18:03:26   1952213

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4000 people in Newry for Down v Fermanagh.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3545 - 05/02/2017 19:09:15   1952263

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Looks like there were great crowds out for the start of the league this weekend, showing that supporters will come out when they are likely to get competitive, meaningful games. All four divisions have teams that are well-matched, and despite the myth that "the league isn't important", most managers are fielding strong teams, with a few newcomers working very hard to get noticed. In many ways, the league is more important than the championship for all bar a few top teams.

football first (All) - Posts:1089 - 05/02/2017 19:30:02   1952287

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Replying To hurler32:  "over 16,000 paid into cavan..add at least 4000 juveniles..your looking at over 20,000"
Your right there. MacHale had an official attendance of just under 11,000 last night but there was probably 15-16,000 there.

Great crowds and seems some grounds have more people in them than the qualifiers.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8686 - 05/02/2017 19:32:09   1952292

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Just home from Breffni, had to be over 21K ive seen smaller attendances in Croker.

Thanks for the hospitality lads, had a great day and you were brilliant hosts, pleasure to spend time with yee today, one of the most welcoming and knowledgeable counties when it comes to football. Lovely little ground Breffni aswell.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts:998 - 05/02/2017 19:51:38   1952305

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Only getting in the door from breffni park some traffic coming home haha
Was massive crowd there today
The ground holds 33 thousand no way was it only half full deep over 20 thousand.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:12593 - 05/02/2017 19:55:47   1952310

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Some crowds for those division 1 games ..

Here is a few more form down division 2 ..

Meath Kildare 6,000 (Est. hearld.ie)
Galway Cork 3,387
Tipp Antrim 722

And the hurling ..
Kilkenny Galway 4,011 (Walsh Cup final)

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts:234 - 06/02/2017 09:27:35   1952555

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Replying To dahayeser:  "Some crowds for those division 1 games ..

Here is a few more form down division 2 ..

Meath Kildare 6,000 (Est. hearld.ie)
Galway Cork 3,387
Tipp Antrim 722

And the hurling ..
Kilkenny Galway 4,011 (Walsh Cup final)"
Any other division 3 / 4 attendances?

Joe_Bloggs (Tipperary) - Posts:186 - 06/02/2017 10:13:08   1952580

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "Only getting in the door from breffni park some traffic coming home haha
Was massive crowd there today
The ground holds 33 thousand no way was it only half full deep over 20 thousand."
Donegal played Down at Breffni in 2013 and it was wedged, definitely at full capacity. And the attendance was only reported as 21,700. A Cavan man told me last year at the Monaghan game that the 32,000 on wikipedia is nonsence and the actual capacity is only 24,000. But in reality it must be even less than that.

HandballRef (Donegal) - Posts:368 - 06/02/2017 10:39:35   1952594

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Replying To HandballRef:  "Donegal played Down at Breffni in 2013 and it was wedged, definitely at full capacity. And the attendance was only reported as 21,700. A Cavan man told me last year at the Monaghan game that the 32,000 on wikipedia is nonsence and the actual capacity is only 24,000. But in reality it must be even less than that."
Yeah the 32000 is wrong. It's more like 25000.

It's been more wedged than it was yesterday so I'd say there were 21000 - 22000 there.

Don't understand how they can't count u16s coming through the turnstiles. Surely even from a health and safety perspective they should know how many people are in the ground.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts:2829 - 06/02/2017 10:55:52   1952603

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On this wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stadiums_in_Ireland_by_capacity it says Breffni has a capacity (safe) (?)of 26000 and seated 6000, so maybe adding them together is where people get the 32000 although I'd say it's 26000 total.

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts:11339 - 06/02/2017 10:57:50   1952605

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Replying To hurler32:  "Serious crowd in Castlebar tonight just under 11,000.
I watched a game with a county treasurer recently who told me the match attendance does NOT include juveniles but does include OAP's so at that rate there was probably 14,000 there tonight. What other match will draw big crowds this weekend and in the league..Cavan V Dublin tomorrow ?"
re counting kids in the attendance figures, sometimes kids/under 16s while they dont pay will get a ticket to go in, in those cases kids are counted, otherwise they are not , fine crowd in cavan yesterday and mayo sat night

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1502 - 06/02/2017 11:00:37   1952607

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Tyrone v Roscommon - 6,110
Donegal v Kerry - 6,320

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3545 - 06/02/2017 11:31:56   1952633

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Tyrone v Roscommon - 6,110
Donegal v Kerry - 6,320"
Longford v Offaly - 500

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts:3545 - 06/02/2017 21:48:08   1953061

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