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3,800 Donegal Galway - played at O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny

Didn't see many any crowds announced this weekend. Looked like they were well down due to the weather and moves to smaller venues.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 10/02/2020 10:35:10    2266717

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "3,800 Donegal Galway - played at O'Donnell Park, Letterkenny

Didn't see many any crowds announced this weekend. Looked like they were well down due to the weather and moves to smaller venues."
Thats it in a nutshell, even Dublin Monaghan Saturday night numbers were very low as it was baltic . The GAA have been lucky up to now with the weather but all these games so early in the year is counterproductive.
It'll be the same this weekend with Storm Dennis coming.

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts: 844 - 12/02/2020 08:56:22    2267208

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Any official attendance from Navan at the weekend? Have seen Meath posters elsewheee comment there seemed to be more mayo fans at the game than Meath?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 12/02/2020 11:23:08    2267252

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7,200 at Wexford Kilkenny
1,009 at Clare Laois

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 17/02/2020 11:07:32    2268110

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "7,200 at Wexford Kilkenny
1,009 at Clare Laois"
550 at Carlow Dublin

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2423 - 17/02/2020 11:53:32    2268117

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I heard Jim Bolger on the radio at the week-end, and he seems to be driving an extraordinary agenda, in his presidential manifesto. He seems to be on a crusade to reduce expenditure by county teams. He didn't expand too much on how this approach might logically drive 'a continuous mediocrity' mission though the counties, or how such an eventuality might ultimately affect attendances.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2355 - 17/02/2020 12:29:02    2268130

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "I heard Jim Bolger on the radio at the week-end, and he seems to be driving an extraordinary agenda, in his presidential manifesto. He seems to be on a crusade to reduce expenditure by county teams. He didn't expand too much on how this approach might logically drive 'a continuous mediocrity' mission though the counties, or how such an eventuality might ultimately affect attendances."
Was at Croke Park yesterday for the Donegal game.

Does anyone have any idea of the attendance? I thought around 30,000 but what do I know.

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 20 - 23/02/2020 20:13:34    2269435

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Dublin Donegal 26,153
Cork Limerick 11,212
Clare Kilkenny 5,716
Waterford Galway 3,652

Looked like big crowds in Killarney and Clones as well

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 24/02/2020 10:03:54    2269604

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "Dublin Donegal 26,153
Cork Limerick 11,212
Clare Kilkenny 5,716
Waterford Galway 3,652

Looked like big crowds in Killarney and Clones as well"
Real pity Cork Limerick clashed with the rugby given that they would be 2 of the biggest multi spor fan bases in the country

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1009 - 24/02/2020 11:09:47    2269635

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Replying To Breezy:  "Real pity Cork Limerick clashed with the rugby given that they would be 2 of the biggest multi spor fan bases in the country"
I thought there might be a few more there. Still a fine crowd for a league game.

Big limerick crowd there, created a good atmosphere despite the stop start nature of the game.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 24/02/2020 14:19:14    2269746

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "I thought there might be a few more there. Still a fine crowd for a league game.

Big limerick crowd there, created a good atmosphere despite the stop start nature of the game."
Kerry v Meath 8,512

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 20 - 24/02/2020 14:51:57    2269758

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "I thought there might be a few more there. Still a fine crowd for a league game.

Big limerick crowd there, created a good atmosphere despite the stop start nature of the game."
Was thinking the same thing that this game would reach the 15k mark but as correctly mentioned I'd imagine 2 counties with a big rugby fanbase. Limerick's support has really swelled in the last couple of years, I remember we played them in the Gaelic grounds in 2016 and there was only 2 or 3k at it although it was a horrible Saturday evening in February, I even think they got had a home semi final in the league in 2017 and it didn't reach the 10k mark, all there home games the last couple of years have got more than that.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2423 - 24/02/2020 15:07:04    2269767

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3,306 at wexford carlow in hurling

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2423 - 02/03/2020 23:43:44    2271833

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just shy of 4,000 in Omagh on Saturday night and everyone of us probably certifiable, looked a near 50/50 split too so fair play to the Dubs

downredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 556 - 03/03/2020 08:30:36    2271850

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Football
Cork Derry 1,874
Mayo kerry 8,069

Hurling
Clare Dublin 3,360
Galway Cork 4,564
Tipp Waterford 6,411
Wexford Carlow 3,306

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 80 - 03/03/2020 10:01:13    2271877

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Donegal v Monaghan 4,621 in Ballyshannon

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 20 - 05/03/2020 12:45:24    2272331

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Replying To tomhealycork:  "Football
Cork Derry 1,874
Mayo kerry 8,069

Hurling
Clare Dublin 3,360
Galway Cork 4,564
Tipp Waterford 6,411
Wexford Carlow 3,306"
GAA money men will be hoping Mayo stay in division 1...huge support follows Mayo but would take a hit if we drop to division 1 which is more than likely now.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 06/03/2020 09:37:35    2272441

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When the new stadium is built for Connacht Rugby you will see a big improvement in Connacht Rugby's attendances. I remember meeting some Bath supporters in a hotel in Galway a few years ago and they were dreading spending 80 minutes in the cold and wet Sportsground to watch a Connacht v. Bath game. Obviously with Connacht being a predominantly rural province you would expect GAA to be stronger and lets face it, Rugby is new to the province. Sligo Grammar school is the only traditional Rugby school in the province, compared to the other provinces Rugby is a virgin sport in Connacht. So, I don't think its fair to compare attendances of GAA games in Connacht to Rugby games in the Sportsground. Lets face it, it was only a few years ago that Connacht Rugby was very nearly let go bust completely by the IRFU. You can't compare GAA and Rugby in Connacht.

Its great to see attendances up at "some" inter-county GAA games, however I do feel that we are going down a road where the glamour counties are getting priority over the less glamourous counties. Dublin of course will always bring in the numbers, Kerry, Cork and Mayo to their credit will always bring numbers even to league games in the middle of winter. Galway supporters only seem to come out when they are 100% sure that their team will do well. And these are the games that the GAA will promote and sell to the detriment of the other counties. When was the last time you saw a game involving Leitrim, Sligo, Carlow, Antrim, Cavan, Wicklow televised ? These weaker counties are not deemed "sexy" enough so are not given the same opportunities to promote their teams as the stronger counties, so obviously they don't attract the same level of support at games. People like supporting winners and unfortunately even though they say they promote all counties the GAAs focus is on promoting the winners (read "sexy" counties). In 20 years time, GAA in these weaker counties will be even more irrelevant than it is now and you will have a small group of super-8 counties garnering all of the promotion, investment and support. Game attendances will be great for the glamour counties and abysmal for all others.

Hoofhearted (Australia) - Posts: 33 - 07/03/2020 02:13:00    2272546

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Replying To Hoofhearted:  "When the new stadium is built for Connacht Rugby you will see a big improvement in Connacht Rugby's attendances. I remember meeting some Bath supporters in a hotel in Galway a few years ago and they were dreading spending 80 minutes in the cold and wet Sportsground to watch a Connacht v. Bath game. Obviously with Connacht being a predominantly rural province you would expect GAA to be stronger and lets face it, Rugby is new to the province. Sligo Grammar school is the only traditional Rugby school in the province, compared to the other provinces Rugby is a virgin sport in Connacht. So, I don't think its fair to compare attendances of GAA games in Connacht to Rugby games in the Sportsground. Lets face it, it was only a few years ago that Connacht Rugby was very nearly let go bust completely by the IRFU. You can't compare GAA and Rugby in Connacht.

Its great to see attendances up at "some" inter-county GAA games, however I do feel that we are going down a road where the glamour counties are getting priority over the less glamourous counties. Dublin of course will always bring in the numbers, Kerry, Cork and Mayo to their credit will always bring numbers even to league games in the middle of winter. Galway supporters only seem to come out when they are 100% sure that their team will do well. And these are the games that the GAA will promote and sell to the detriment of the other counties. When was the last time you saw a game involving Leitrim, Sligo, Carlow, Antrim, Cavan, Wicklow televised ? These weaker counties are not deemed "sexy" enough so are not given the same opportunities to promote their teams as the stronger counties, so obviously they don't attract the same level of support at games. People like supporting winners and unfortunately even though they say they promote all counties the GAAs focus is on promoting the winners (read "sexy" counties). In 20 years time, GAA in these weaker counties will be even more irrelevant than it is now and you will have a small group of super-8 counties garnering all of the promotion, investment and support. Game attendances will be great for the glamour counties and abysmal for all others."
Sorry your all over the place there. GAA attendances are higher than rugby in all provinces. The GAA is the heartbeat of Ireland and has a presence in EVERY town, village and parish that other sports can only dream of.

"Kerry, Cork and Mayo to their credit will always bring numbers"

Kerry traditionally only show up in big numbers for finals although they do get big home support I'll give them that. The Clifford factor seems to be incrassi g attendance as we had a good kerry support in castlebar last weekend.

Cork...I assume you are referring to their hurlers? Not greatly supported these days it appears and their footballers are the worst supported sports team in the country.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 07/03/2020 09:03:04    2272560

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Replying To Hoofhearted:  "When the new stadium is built for Connacht Rugby you will see a big improvement in Connacht Rugby's attendances. I remember meeting some Bath supporters in a hotel in Galway a few years ago and they were dreading spending 80 minutes in the cold and wet Sportsground to watch a Connacht v. Bath game. Obviously with Connacht being a predominantly rural province you would expect GAA to be stronger and lets face it, Rugby is new to the province. Sligo Grammar school is the only traditional Rugby school in the province, compared to the other provinces Rugby is a virgin sport in Connacht. So, I don't think its fair to compare attendances of GAA games in Connacht to Rugby games in the Sportsground. Lets face it, it was only a few years ago that Connacht Rugby was very nearly let go bust completely by the IRFU. You can't compare GAA and Rugby in Connacht.

Its great to see attendances up at "some" inter-county GAA games, however I do feel that we are going down a road where the glamour counties are getting priority over the less glamourous counties. Dublin of course will always bring in the numbers, Kerry, Cork and Mayo to their credit will always bring numbers even to league games in the middle of winter. Galway supporters only seem to come out when they are 100% sure that their team will do well. And these are the games that the GAA will promote and sell to the detriment of the other counties. When was the last time you saw a game involving Leitrim, Sligo, Carlow, Antrim, Cavan, Wicklow televised ? These weaker counties are not deemed "sexy" enough so are not given the same opportunities to promote their teams as the stronger counties, so obviously they don't attract the same level of support at games. People like supporting winners and unfortunately even though they say they promote all counties the GAAs focus is on promoting the winners (read "sexy" counties). In 20 years time, GAA in these weaker counties will be even more irrelevant than it is now and you will have a small group of super-8 counties garnering all of the promotion, investment and support. Game attendances will be great for the glamour counties and abysmal for all others."
You are a bit off. Garbally and Jes are traditional rugby schools considering their history in game.
Totally agree about connacht and a big rise whenever the new stadium is completed. More seats, more covered areas will see a lot more people go to games.
The weaker counties wont ever get regular televised games with a competition format that doesnt suit broadcasters to show weaker counties more. Look at premiership soccer. That has the best sides been shown live most but all sides so get some level of coverage.

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1353 - 07/03/2020 12:41:19    2272594

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