Another bumper crowd expected for second SHC semi-final

August 09, 2017

Cork's Alan Cadogan with Waterford's Conor Gleeson.
©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Sunday's second All-Ireland SHC semi-final between Cork and Waterford is expected to draw another huge crowd to Croke Park.

Over 68,000 attended last Sunday's epic clash between Galway and Tipperary and next Sunday's attendance is expected to rival that, with a resurgent Cork likely to bring a crowd on par with that which Wexford brought to GAA headquarters for last month's Leinster final against Galway.

Interestingly, when Cork and Waterford last met in an All-Ireland SHC semi-final 11 years ago, the attendance was 61,753.

Last weekend's combined attendance of 189,638 for Saturday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final double-header, Sunday's All-Ireland SHC semi-final and Bank Holiday Monday's All-Ireland SFC quarter-final replay between Mayo and Roscommon was a record over the course of a weekend for Croke Park.



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