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Replying To Viking66:  "Does that still be turned on now they aren't taking cash?"
It was only in the last few months that I asked, and that was the answer I got, so I assume it's still in use this year all right.

Can see why it would still be handy to know the attendance at matches for all sorts of reasons other than just comparing it to cash taken at the gate anyway.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1205 - 14/09/2022 12:58:48    2440643

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "
Replying To Pikeman96:  "Was mentioned in a recent bulletin from a County Board meeting:
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/">link

It doesn't actually specify Kilkenny and Walsh Cup, but definitely says January 2023, and so a match v Kilkenny would probably be the obvious fixture to aim for."
We had Kilkenny at home this year in the Walsh cup surely we will be away to them next year. Home and away as far as I am aware is by competition"
Just guessing, but could be a case of a "gentleman's agreement" with Kilkenny, whereby they'd come to us again in 2023, and then we'd go to them for Walsh Cup in both 2024 and 2025.

No disrespect whatsoever to any of the other things I'm about to mention, but if you're looking for a match in January to mark the official turning on of floodlights, hurling v Kilkenny is probably far more likely to bring a crowd than hurling v any of the other Walsh Cup counties, or football v whoever we get in the O'Byrne Cup.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1205 - 14/09/2022 13:04:14    2440644

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "
Replying To Pikeman96:  "Was mentioned in a recent bulletin from a County Board meeting:
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/">link

It doesn't actually specify Kilkenny and Walsh Cup, but definitely says January 2023, and so a match v Kilkenny would probably be the obvious fixture to aim for."
We had Kilkenny at home this year in the Walsh cup surely we will be away to them next year. Home and away as far as I am aware is by competition"
Your right but I'm guessing its 1 of 2 things.

1. As its a pre season competition everyone isn't as hung up on home and away and there's more flexibility, we were due home advantage in this year's final v Dublin but everyone was happy enough for it to be in Croke Park before Dublin V Armagh.

2. Might be a case the next 2 Walsh Cup's meetings Kilkenny have home advantage to even things up, 2 or 3 Kerry/ Cork games in a row were in Killarney while PUC was redeveloped and then that was evened out when the new stadium opened.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 204 - 14/09/2022 13:09:31    2440645

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "
Replying To Pikeman96:  "Was mentioned in a recent bulletin from a County Board meeting:
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/
http://www.wexfordgaa.ie/2022/09/wexford-gaa-bulletin-16/">link

It doesn't actually specify Kilkenny and Walsh Cup, but definitely says January 2023, and so a match v Kilkenny would probably be the obvious fixture to aim for."
We had Kilkenny at home this year in the Walsh cup surely we will be away to them next year. Home and away as far as I am aware is by competition"
You are right. We were at home in the League in 2019 and then home again in the Championship that year. That was our last Championship meeting with them outside Croke Park so we were away this year. We were away to them in the League in 2021, our next League meeting after 2019. We were away in Callan last time we played them in the Walsh Cup in 2020 before this year being at home.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6110 - 14/09/2022 14:19:04    2440658

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "It was only in the last few months that I asked, and that was the answer I got, so I assume it's still in use this year all right.

Can see why it would still be handy to know the attendance at matches for all sorts of reasons other than just comparing it to cash taken at the gate anyway."
Of course Pikeman. It's just I was at the Walsh Cup game on the uncovered side. There was a good lot of us there. And not too many seats empty in the stand facing us either. Hard to believe there were only 3000 at it.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6110 - 14/09/2022 15:20:04    2440669

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Iggy O'Regan of Mount Sion is high in his praise of Darragh. He has been around enough managers during his career to know you would think. Iggy himself knows how to prepare goaltenders.One of his observations is goalies make the decision for the shot taker where to put the ball. Instead of standing your ground and let him make the mistake.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2314 - 14/09/2022 19:03:45    2440698

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It makes sense to have Kilkenny to open Wexford's new floodlights. An exhibition match but might as well have your old enemy to launch it.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 440 - 15/09/2022 09:37:02    2440722

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Replying To Viking66:  "Of course Pikeman. It's just I was at the Walsh Cup game on the uncovered side. There was a good lot of us there. And not too many seats empty in the stand facing us either. Hard to believe there were only 3000 at it."
I think people often over-estimate the size of the crowd in venues like Wexford Park. The stand there is officially rated to hold something like 4,500 people, but it can look "full" with maybe only little more than half of that, if people don't sit together as tightly as they could do.

Consider the amount of elbow room you'd normally have in the stand in Wexford Park compared to the little amount you have when sitting in a bucket seat somewhere like Croke Park.

Especially looking across from the open side, the stand can look full because all you see is rows and rows of heads. What you wouldn't see from that distance though is empty seating in between some of those rows.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1205 - 15/09/2022 11:58:51    2440744

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "I think people often over-estimate the size of the crowd in venues like Wexford Park. The stand there is officially rated to hold something like 4,500 people, but it can look "full" with maybe only little more than half of that, if people don't sit together as tightly as they could do.

Consider the amount of elbow room you'd normally have in the stand in Wexford Park compared to the little amount you have when sitting in a bucket seat somewhere like Croke Park.

Especially looking across from the open side, the stand can look full because all you see is rows and rows of heads. What you wouldn't see from that distance though is empty seating in between some of those rows."
Fair point Pikeman

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6110 - 15/09/2022 21:28:30    2440835

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Great news for Orla Jacob on the birth of her daughter recently. I like Orla as a pundit, and am particularly delighted for her after the miserable abuse she had to endure from online cowards earlier in the year! Congratulations are indeed in order.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1394 - 12/10/2022 10:55:58    2443696

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Great news for Orla Jacob on the birth of her daughter recently. I like Orla as a pundit, and am particularly delighted for her after the miserable abuse she had to endure from online cowards earlier in the year! Congratulations are indeed in order."
Ursula

lefty (Wexford) - Posts: 140 - 12/10/2022 11:09:08    2443703

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Great news for Orla Jacob on the birth of her daughter recently. I like Orla as a pundit, and am particularly delighted for her after the miserable abuse she had to endure from online cowards earlier in the year! Congratulations are indeed in order."
Congrads to Ursula on the new arrival, disgraceful some of the nonsense she had put up with online this year,

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 204 - 12/10/2022 11:12:05    2443705

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