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Replying To tomhealycork:  "Even compared to the Pro 14 rugby those attendances are massive. The official attendance at Thomond Park for Munster Pro 14 fixtures is always announced at between 11 and 15k but they are counting pre sold season tickets there. To their credit there are about 10k of season tickets sold each year but the majority of those season ticket holders don't seem to show for league games they are signing up to get tickets for the big games. Often there is between 5 and 8k in the ground.

For Limerick to get 14k in the ground for the Galway game is unreal. You often get articles of about falling GAA attendances. I'd say they are way up over all. Certain championship attendances are down but that is often in case where the result is a forgone conclusion."
It's a lot more than 5k at games in thomond. No away fans at all really at majority of Munster games not an issue with gaa

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 13:00:42    2265077

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Replying To yew_tree:  "GAA is much bigger than Rugby despite what the media may say and give extreme coverage too....everyone I know all week was looking forward to heading to Castlebar sat night...I never see that with Connacht rugby (which has made great strides don't get me wrong)...limerick is a big rugby city but outside of it I'd imagine hurling is still king."
Ah this old chestnut again!
Petty comments as usual on this site. Doesnt happen on rugby forums about other sports anywhere near like what happens here about rugby or other gaa forums or soccer forums about rugby

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 13:02:24    2265080

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Replying To KillingFields:  "It's a lot more than 5k at games in thomond. No away fans at all really at majority of Munster games not an issue with gaa"
I never like it when people compare Munster and Limerick hurling as there are so many differences between the 2 some of which you have pointed out here.

I remember in Munsters peak years some rugby fans I knew slagging off the GAA cause we couldn't sell out PnG and Thomond park was full for every Euro cup game but there is a difference of 25k in capacity FFS.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 04/02/2020 13:20:42    2265087

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Ah this old chestnut again!
Petty comments as usual on this site. Doesnt happen on rugby forums about other sports anywhere near like what happens here about rugby or other gaa forums or soccer forums about rugby"
Stating facts should not be seen as petty. Not sure where you are coming from

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2173 - 04/02/2020 13:42:22    2265098

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Replying To KillingFields:  "It's a lot more than 5k at games in thomond. No away fans at all really at majority of Munster games not an issue with gaa"
Just to clarify I wasn't slagging off Munster rugby or anything. I'd often go to their games too. The Pro14 does them no favours, you rarely have 2 strong teams going at it and that is being reflected in attendances.

There was 10k at the pro14 quarter final in Thomond last year. Season tickets didn't cover this one so it was an actual attendance and it was double what I have seen there for some Pro14 games in the same venue earlier in the year. Here is a link to validate my figure - [url=]https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/sport/380045/munster-escape-to-victory-against-gallant-benetton-in-pro14-play-off.html

Again though this is not to slag off rugby. Limerick hurlers we bringing in a lot less than 5k for league games for many years. Cork footballers are barely get 1 or 2k. My point is just that it is great to see the league growing and such an appetite for gaelic games at the moment.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 04/02/2020 14:32:09    2265108

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Ah this old chestnut again!
Petty comments as usual on this site. Doesnt happen on rugby forums about other sports anywhere near like what happens here about rugby or other gaa forums or soccer forums about rugby"
Are you for real? Rugby fans are obsessed with soccer, any mention of rugby online and there is invariably a comment comparing it to soccer ie "this is not soccer". It's like clockwork!

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11674 - 04/02/2020 14:34:27    2265109

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Are you for real? Rugby fans are obsessed with soccer, any mention of rugby online and there is invariably a comment comparing it to soccer ie "this is not soccer". It's like clockwork!"
That isnt the case at all. Care to put up links to this if it happens as much as you say it does.
There is far more comments and petty ones at that on gaa and soccer forums about rugby than the other way round

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 15:17:54    2265116

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Replying To Breezy:  "I never like it when people compare Munster and Limerick hurling as there are so many differences between the 2 some of which you have pointed out here.

I remember in Munsters peak years some rugby fans I knew slagging off the GAA cause we couldn't sell out PnG and Thomond park was full for every Euro cup game but there is a difference of 25k in capacity FFS."
I could be wrong but would the passion limerick people have for hurling outweigh rugby? I assume there is a line between city and county? Would people in say Na Pairseagh get more satification out of winning the club all Ireland then Munster winning the European cup?

Every sports team has bandwagon when the team does well...Munster in their heyday a perfect example...hell I knew lads here in mayo who went to Heineken cup matches in limerick and abroad....

Even Mayo has a bandwagon element built up since 2011, Dublin, Leinster rugby, Irish teams down the years etc etc...

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 04/02/2020 15:52:12    2265124

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I could be wrong but would the passion limerick people have for hurling outweigh rugby? I assume there is a line between city and county? Would people in say Na Pairseagh get more satification out of winning the club all Ireland then Munster winning the European cup?

Every sports team has bandwagon when the team does well...Munster in their heyday a perfect example...hell I knew lads here in mayo who went to Heineken cup matches in limerick and abroad....

Even Mayo has a bandwagon element built up since 2011, Dublin, Leinster rugby, Irish teams down the years etc etc..."
People really need to stop being so arrogant and calling fans bandwagoners. You dont see it anywhere else in countries compared to here. You are either a fan or you are not.
It says a lot about the insecurities of many here and in Ireland in general that they have to call fans bandwagoners so much.
Every gaa team is built on having very few fans at start of year and then getting more and more as year goes on because of season structure. Rugby format has changed and this has adapted over time.

How exactly do you define what is passion or who is more passionate though?

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 16:06:10    2265130

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Replying To KillingFields:  "People really need to stop being so arrogant and calling fans bandwagoners. You dont see it anywhere else in countries compared to here. You are either a fan or you are not.
It says a lot about the insecurities of many here and in Ireland in general that they have to call fans bandwagoners so much.
Every gaa team is built on having very few fans at start of year and then getting more and more as year goes on because of season structure. Rugby format has changed and this has adapted over time.

How exactly do you define what is passion or who is more passionate though?"
Bandwagon is not an Irish phenomenon. I have Spanish friends who complain that they're are more Barca and real fans in their towns than Zaragoza or Málaga and Man Utd fans from London has been a running joke for years.

Lots of Irish fans especially in Limerick are multi sports fans so prioritize big games in each code
and that's absolutely fine but I know quite a few rugby fans in Limerick who spent the bad days of Limerick hurling slating the sport and laughing at us dreamers for showing up despite the fact that they were in the stand in HQ in 94 & 96 and guess what we're all in green outside Colbert station in 18

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 04/02/2020 16:26:32    2265137

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Replying To KillingFields:  "That isnt the case at all. Care to put up links to this if it happens as much as you say it does.
There is far more comments and petty ones at that on gaa and soccer forums about rugby than the other way round"
Nah man, do your own research

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11674 - 04/02/2020 16:29:17    2265138

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I could be wrong but would the passion limerick people have for hurling outweigh rugby? I assume there is a line between city and county? Would people in say Na Pairseagh get more satification out of winning the club all Ireland then Munster winning the European cup?

Every sports team has bandwagon when the team does well...Munster in their heyday a perfect example...hell I knew lads here in mayo who went to Heineken cup matches in limerick and abroad....

Even Mayo has a bandwagon element built up since 2011, Dublin, Leinster rugby, Irish teams down the years etc etc..."
I wouldn't say one outweighs the other in the city when it comes to AI over EC and for most people at least seeing any winner come out of Limerick is a big deal. Each sport and club has its core group who would follow one club over all the others even among rugby fans you would find people who would take a trophy for Thomond or Garryowen over a EC for Munster

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 04/02/2020 16:34:15    2265140

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Nah man, do your own research"
Back up your own points or admit your wrong.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 17:12:40    2265151

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Replying To KillingFields:  "People really need to stop being so arrogant and calling fans bandwagoners. You dont see it anywhere else in countries compared to here. You are either a fan or you are not.
It says a lot about the insecurities of many here and in Ireland in general that they have to call fans bandwagoners so much.
Every gaa team is built on having very few fans at start of year and then getting more and more as year goes on because of season structure. Rugby format has changed and this has adapted over time.

How exactly do you define what is passion or who is more passionate though?"
I don't agree...look at all the "fans" that come out of the woodwork when teams get to finals....happens all over the world

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 04/02/2020 18:17:46    2265167

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Back up your own points or admit your wrong."
Is that an order? No thanks.

You made your original claim without any sources.

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11674 - 04/02/2020 18:39:23    2265174

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Is that an order? No thanks.

You made your original claim without any sources."
Search any rugby forum and compare it to here or other gaa forums or any soccer forum and there will be far more threads complaining about something to do with rugby while on the rugby forums far less really petty negative coverage on other sports.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 19:27:06    2265195

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Replying To Breffni39:  "Is that an order? No thanks.

You made your original claim without any sources."
You say it happens. Care to show where ot does happen then. It's completely up to you to show it happens and not for me to show it doesnt. Very simple provide evidence or retract what you said. Very simple.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 04/02/2020 21:29:18    2265225

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Replying To KillingFields:  "People really need to stop being so arrogant and calling fans bandwagoners. You dont see it anywhere else in countries compared to here. You are either a fan or you are not.
It says a lot about the insecurities of many here and in Ireland in general that they have to call fans bandwagoners so much.
Every gaa team is built on having very few fans at start of year and then getting more and more as year goes on because of season structure. Rugby format has changed and this has adapted over time.

How exactly do you define what is passion or who is more passionate though?"
It depends on what the poster means by bandwagon. My meaning of the passionate GAA supporter is the guy who will always support his own club and bandwagon supporter is the guy who supports his club , or indeed his county when they are going well and proceeds to shout at the Ref when he does not give all the decisions to the team he is supporting. When you go below provincial level in rugby support is quite scarce.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2173 - 04/02/2020 21:40:29    2265228

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Search any rugby forum and compare it to here or other gaa forums or any soccer forum and there will be far more threads complaining about something to do with rugby while on the rugby forums far less really petty negative coverage on other sports."
Any links?

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11674 - 05/02/2020 10:13:16    2265293

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Replying To KillingFields:  "You say it happens. Care to show where ot does happen then. It's completely up to you to show it happens and not for me to show it doesnt. Very simple provide evidence or retract what you said. Very simple."
I'll not be retracting any of my opinions thanks

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11674 - 05/02/2020 10:14:28    2265294

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