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Replying To Temple56:  "1000 people at a club game in Westmeath? What planet are you living on?

Charging €10 is not strange thinking at all. GAA may be a community based sport but It needs money to run. Look at Westmeath GAA accounts for 2023 it takes a serious amount of money to run GAA within our county.

Playing GAA is on of the cheapest sports in the country. Membership is very cheap compare to other sports and for the enjoyment and friends you get by being involved it is PRIZELESS!!!"
100% agree with all of this. a tenner is very fair value with the things other places are being charged. Im a student and have never been asked for ID ( despite being way older than normal student age) on the get, so the earlier post about them looking for ID from 13/15 year olds just isn't true.

Bluelake (Westmeath) - Posts: 36 - 22/07/2024 19:16:25    2560753

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How did Ballynacargy lose that

CleanShoulder (Westmeath) - Posts: 289 - 22/07/2024 21:36:08    2560768

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Replying To WmeathWarrior:  "I still think that ticket prices are too high. Why can't we have a flat €5 entry fee and fill up venues. I know for some €10 is fine but honestly I know that €10 is too much for most, make it €20 if you're going with a partner. Entertainment doesn't have to come at such a big cost. Fill up the venues. Create a buzz. Bring people into the town. Why are we still so prehistoric in GAA. Friends of the lads on the gate getting in for free then, others being asked for ID to determine if they're 13 or 15. Madness. Championship used to be such a great occasion. But the crowds aren't there, which is a shame because the interest is certainly there. €5 in. Make double headers on the right days. Watch championships take off."
Oh give up. FFS €10 is very cheap. It's 2024 not 1994.

Captainfantastic (Westmeath) - Posts: 45 - 22/07/2024 23:37:57    2560793

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Replying To Captainfantastic:  "Oh give up. FFS €10 is very cheap. It's 2024 not 1994."
Oh I'll give up don't worry. I'll talk to the wall instead it's more open minded here. You're missing the point. People don't come… they would come if it was €5, it's that simple. The intake for the county board would be the same. I'm not trying to swindle the county board out of money, it would make them more. Do you get that? You are Entitled to your opinion. No problem there at all. I'd just rather be at a match with 500 people there as opposed to 50. That's really my point. Oh well. And let's be real, the Cusack Park toilets would suggest we are indeed still in 1994. I'm not disregarding the entertainment and the quality these lads on the pitch give us, that's not the issue here. People are genuinely looking at expenses to the fine detail in this day and age because they have to. I think if they trialed a €5 gate for a weekend they would be shocked at the turn out and more importantly for them, the intake. End of story lol.

WmeathWarrior (Westmeath) - Posts: 10 - 23/07/2024 10:45:25    2560833

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Replying To WmeathWarrior:  "Oh I'll give up don't worry. I'll talk to the wall instead it's more open minded here. You're missing the point. People don't come… they would come if it was €5, it's that simple. The intake for the county board would be the same. I'm not trying to swindle the county board out of money, it would make them more. Do you get that? You are Entitled to your opinion. No problem there at all. I'd just rather be at a match with 500 people there as opposed to 50. That's really my point. Oh well. And let's be real, the Cusack Park toilets would suggest we are indeed still in 1994. I'm not disregarding the entertainment and the quality these lads on the pitch give us, that's not the issue here. People are genuinely looking at expenses to the fine detail in this day and age because they have to. I think if they trialed a €5 gate for a weekend they would be shocked at the turn out and more importantly for them, the intake. End of story lol."
Not sure if there's latent support out there even if price was reduced. Most clubs have a small but dedicated following who go to their championship matches, reducing the price unlikely to suddenly attract twice as many supporters. In relation to Cusack Park, matches are fixed there for clubs because clubs and especially players want to play there.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1656 - 23/07/2024 12:30:41    2560873

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Replying To WmeathWarrior:  "Oh I'll give up don't worry. I'll talk to the wall instead it's more open minded here. You're missing the point. People don't come… they would come if it was €5, it's that simple. The intake for the county board would be the same. I'm not trying to swindle the county board out of money, it would make them more. Do you get that? You are Entitled to your opinion. No problem there at all. I'd just rather be at a match with 500 people there as opposed to 50. That's really my point. Oh well. And let's be real, the Cusack Park toilets would suggest we are indeed still in 1994. I'm not disregarding the entertainment and the quality these lads on the pitch give us, that's not the issue here. People are genuinely looking at expenses to the fine detail in this day and age because they have to. I think if they trialed a €5 gate for a weekend they would be shocked at the turn out and more importantly for them, the intake. End of story lol."
I've never heard of anyone saying the price of club games has determined whether they go to a match or not possibly for a small minority but if the tickets are half the price theres zero evidence to suggest you will have twice the crowd.

jiminycricket (Offaly) - Posts: 17 - 23/07/2024 12:52:12    2560880

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