National - Attendances 2017

Replying To ZUL10:  "5 to 1. That means there was possibly over 50k there from Mayo. Thats a serious percentage of a counties population to go to a match."
Looked up mayos population- 130'000 .

So of around 50 fans there were Mayo ... 38% of the county was at that match.

Take away people who are too old to travel and those who are sick,heavily pregnant,working, too young to travel and you could probably say 1 in 2 people were there.

Talk about support.

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - Posts:415 - 21/08/2017 13:11:51   2035991

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "Looked up mayos population- 130'000 .

So of around 50 fans there were Mayo ... 38% of the county was at that match.

Take away people who are too old to travel and those who are sick,heavily pregnant,working, too young to travel and you could probably say 1 in 2 people were there.

Talk about support."
and its not just a one off - they have been doing this regularly for the last few years , they brought 10000 to limerick for a qualifier incredible support

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1469 - 21/08/2017 13:56:01   2036017

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Yeah mayo have the best support in football at the moment. I'd say between 35-40k were from mayo. A lot of neutrals go to these matches and then the usual kerry support. 66k is excellent considering only 1 of the counties is well supported and both are far from Dublin. That's 16k more then you'd get at a full house in the Aviva.

In hurling Cork are probably the best supporters overall but the standout crowd of the year was probably Wexford for the leinster final. Ever since kilkennys dominance has ended hurling attendances have increased massively along with the excitement levels. Dominance is never a good thing, especially by a traditional county that's always been at the top.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts:1913 - 22/08/2017 04:24:01   2036250

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Replying To GameOfTyrones:  "Looked up mayos population- 130'000 .

So of around 50 fans there were Mayo ... 38% of the county was at that match.

Take away people who are too old to travel and those who are sick,heavily pregnant,working, too young to travel and you could probably say 1 in 2 people were there.

Talk about support."
But how many Mayo people are living outside Mayo? Big population of Mayo folk living in Dublin etc. But still they are fantastic supporters alright. Not that I like them but they deserve enormous credit. Kerry people should be ashamed of their poor support. Its not as if they have had loads of games this year and the roads to Kerry are a lot better now than in the 70s and 80s when they had that as an excuse for poor support. They are too busy in August fleecing tourists to bother supporting their team!!!

Manstein (Roscommon) - Posts:14 - 22/08/2017 12:05:17   2036343

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I would have imagined Cavan would have brought a big support for the minor game. And you would get a large neutral crowd for a semi final especially when the other semi is sold out. Mayo do have a good support undoubtedly but the were well outnumbered by my own county which has less then half there population in both quarter finals.

Cork hurling support only really comes out when the team are doing well and it is easy enough to get good support when you have over half a million. And there football support is desperate

ROS1 (Roscommon) - Posts:986 - 23/08/2017 07:22:29   2036621

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Replying To Manstein:  "But how many Mayo people are living outside Mayo? Big population of Mayo folk living in Dublin etc. But still they are fantastic supporters alright. Not that I like them but they deserve enormous credit. Kerry people should be ashamed of their poor support. Its not as if they have had loads of games this year and the roads to Kerry are a lot better now than in the 70s and 80s when they had that as an excuse for poor support. They are too busy in August fleecing tourists to bother supporting their team!!!"
True that but I doubt it's a huge number of Mayonese living in the Capital might bring the pop up to 160'000 or so at best. But considering Dublin has a county population of 1.35 million and league games don't sell out on their own door step, Mayo's support is something bordering on obsessive in comparison. Cork also have a county population of half a million and they were dwarfed by Mayo support when the two met. If mayo's population was 1.35 million the GAA would be laughing to the bank. Every game in connaught they were in would be sold out and you could forget about getting tickets to see them a quarter/semi final online.

I think it has a lot to do with the county coming so close to winning AI, nobody there wants to miss the big day or the journey to an actual AI. As soon as(if) they win an AI or two it will probably quieten down a bit. Well at least I'd imagine so but maybe they've just got so into it with this current team that if they won they'd all keep going out of spite for of all the bad years they had.

GameOfTyrones (Tyrone) - Posts:415 - 23/08/2017 09:26:33   2036641

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Replying To ROS1:  "I would have imagined Cavan would have brought a big support for the minor game. And you would get a large neutral crowd for a semi final especially when the other semi is sold out. Mayo do have a good support undoubtedly but the were well outnumbered by my own county which has less then half there population in both quarter finals.

Cork hurling support only really comes out when the team are doing well and it is easy enough to get good support when you have over half a million. And there football support is desperate"
Cork hurling support isn't bad regardless of how the team is doing to be fair. Granted numbers swell big time when they are going well but we brought 15 - 20k Thurles for the first round this year when Cork hurling was perceived to be on its lowest ebb in years. Population is a big advantage alright. Still we can't fill a couple of buses for the footballers unless those buses are heading for Killarney

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts:231 - 23/08/2017 09:31:36   2036645

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You'd never see Mayo play a championship match against Cork or Kerry at a Connacht venue without the advent of the new format. That's the reward Mayo supporters get for being so dedicated. Wouldn't surprise me though that we might find ourselves in Limerick now and again.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts:1650 - 23/08/2017 10:02:21   2036655

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