Tailteann Cup game attracts just 75 spectators

June 03, 2024

Laois Hire O'Moore Park in Portlaoise ©INPHO/Ashley Cahill

Plummeting football championship attendances hit a new low on Saturday when less than 100 spectators watched the Tailteann Cup Round 3 clash between Waterford and Longford in Portlaoise.

The official attendance at Laois Hire O'Moore Park was just 75, a figure which would be easily surpassed at most club games up and down the country.

As for the match itself, Waterford put in a great shift to secure their second win of the season. Goals from Stephen Curry (two), Alan Dunwoody and Tholom Guiry propelled Paul Shankey's men to a 4-12 to 1-16 victory over a sorry Longford who finished bottom of the group with three defeats from three.

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