National - Attendances 2017

There will be lots of Dubs in Tralee so without tickets, a Tralee publican with a decent size premises could have an evening and a half if he has the match on a big screen with a ballad band afters !!

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts:778 - 17/02/2017 12:15:10   1957705

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Replying To waynoI:  "If there is one thing I dislike about this era of Dublin dominance, its our uneducated, idiotic fools that run our (albeit, unofficial) social media accounts on facebook. The sense of entitlement would make you cringe beyond belief. I absolutely went through one of them the other day who had the audacity to suggest Kerry county board where being "greedy f*****s" for putting a 5 euro charge on u16's when they didn't do it for the Mayo fans last Saturday , That particular post was removed sharpish after they where put in their place by facts.

The reason there is a 5 euro charge is simply the law of demand versus supply. There is more demand than the supply can cater for, That's why this game is an all ticket affair. That's why under 16s have to buy a ticket for a 5r. Kerry county board greedy ? Well, On what planet would a county board move a game where they stand to receive a lot of revenue from 25-30,000 people going to a game, to a much smaller venue with less than half that capacity ? In what logical way does that make any sense ? How would Kerry CB benefit from that decision, It doesn't. It defies logic

Fact of the matter here is that the TV right of the Allianz league are with Eirsport and TG4, It transpired that Eirsport won the right to show the game live, They can only show live Allianz league action on a Saturday evening. Hence why the game was moved to the Saturday evening. Because of the time of year, floodlights will be needed and there are none in Killarney so there was no alternative but to move the game to Tralee. That's the reason behind the venue. No greed on the Kerry county board who stand to lose 150,000 euro cause of this.

As for the gobshite Dublin fans who booked Killarney assuming that's where it would be played, Well, the "provisional" fixtures for the league came out on the 13th of September, In the article it said that ALL venues, times and dates are not confirmed and subject to change. It was only on the 22nd of November, a full 10 weeks later, that the fixtures, venues, times and dates where confirmed, and from day one of them being confirmed the game was penciled in for Tralee.

Its not Dublin as Hill16army and DublinGAA on facebook who are being put out here, Its Kerry I feel sorry for."
Well said Wayno and we have an unofficial fans site too on Facebook that would be shut down if I had my way.

Complete and utter tools who are clueless on those fan pages. They remind me of the types who go on Joe Duffy or dare I say it the Nial Boylan show.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7975 - 17/02/2017 12:44:45   1957720

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For any dubs who've booked accommodation in Killearney, stick with it.

Have the craic in tralee then hopefully on a minibus back to killarney. It's only half an hour, same time it takes to get from dublin city centre out to carrickmines or malahide. And most of the hotels in killarney have residents bars too so ye can keep the party (or post mortem - my money is on kerry) going into the early hours.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts:2325 - 17/02/2017 13:13:58   1957725

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Replying To waynoI:  "No.

It can't

Eirsport picked this as one of the games they want to cover, the only time they are given is 7pm on a Saturday evening, bearing in mind the time of year, floodlights will be needed, there are none in killarney, which is why the game is set for Tralee."
So effectively the gaa are putting tv money ahead of catering for supporters who want to attend the match.
So much for the allianz league slogan
#be there all the way#
That to me is not right on both sets of supporters or neutrals who may have wanted to go to see these two teams.
If eir wanted the game they should have been made show it on the Sunday from killarney if they knew in advance otherwise let tg4 show it like they did the last two times we played Kerry in the league.

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11728 - 17/02/2017 18:52:31   1957798

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6,214 in pairc ui rinn for Cork v Dublin

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11728 - 19/02/2017 21:26:33   1958421

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7006 in Pearse Stadium for Galway vs Wexford.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:566 - 19/02/2017 23:52:18   1958468

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Waterford v Tipp 7,344
Clare v Kilkenny 7,395

These are serious crowds at league games about 28,000 between the 4 big games this weekend and that is not including u16's of which there are many, must have been close to 35,000 in total attended these games. The league is really growing in popularity and the championship seems to be going the other way.

I think the provincial championships should revert to straight knock out and the league effectively fulfilling that roll. You make the AI quarter final by virtue of winning your provincial championship or through your finishing position in the league.

It would involve revamping the league a little and maybe moving its season forward a few months but surely this simplistic solution tops all the crazy proposals being bandied about where you would need to be Einstein to work them out.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts:194 - 20/02/2017 09:47:37   1958532

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11,657 in castlebar for mayo v roscommon

hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11728 - 26/02/2017 07:39:58   1960781

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Replying To hill16no1man:  "11,657 in castlebar for mayo v roscommon"
Was talking to a man on one of gates last night and apparently u-16s are not counted. More like 15-16000 there last night. I really wish the GAA could get attendances right. For all ththe talk about attendances falling in championship the league continues to go from strength to strength

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7975 - 26/02/2017 10:17:26   1960818

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Well said Wayno and we have an unofficial fans site too on Facebook that would be shut down if I had my way.
Complete and utter tools who are clueless on those fan pages. They remind me of the types who go on Joe Duffy or dare I say it the Nial Boylan show.
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7974 - 17/02/2017 12:44:45
How ironic you complaining about them when your on a forum posting anonymously etc...

So effectively the gaa are putting tv money ahead of catering for supporters who want to attend the match.
So much for the allianz league slogan
#be there all the way#
That to me is not right on both sets of supporters or neutrals who may have wanted to go to see these two teams.
If eir wanted the game they should have been made show it on the Sunday from killarney if they knew in advance otherwise let tg4 show it like they did the last two times we played Kerry in the league.
hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11723 - 17/02/2017 18:52:31
But TV money has to be kept and its the same in all sports. Why would/should GAA be different?
Eir have the rights to see the game on Saturdays and contractually cant show sunday so they shouldn't and cant be made show it sunday

ormondbannerman (Clare) - Posts:12768 - 26/02/2017 15:56:40   1960991

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Replying To ormondbannerman:  "Well said Wayno and we have an unofficial fans site too on Facebook that would be shut down if I had my way.
Complete and utter tools who are clueless on those fan pages. They remind me of the types who go on Joe Duffy or dare I say it the Nial Boylan show.
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7974 - 17/02/2017 12:44:45
How ironic you complaining about them when your on a forum posting anonymously etc...

So effectively the gaa are putting tv money ahead of catering for supporters who want to attend the match.
So much for the allianz league slogan
#be there all the way#
That to me is not right on both sets of supporters or neutrals who may have wanted to go to see these two teams.
If eir wanted the game they should have been made show it on the Sunday from killarney if they knew in advance otherwise let tg4 show it like they did the last two times we played Kerry in the league.
hill16no1man (Dublin) - Posts:11723 - 17/02/2017 18:52:31
But TV money has to be kept and its the same in all sports. Why would/should GAA be different?
Eir have the rights to see the game on Saturdays and contractually cant show sunday so they shouldn't and cant be made show it sunday"
But I'm not trash talking or disrespecting people here am I

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:7975 - 26/02/2017 16:32:28   1961033

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