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2019 Attendances

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Replying To cavanman47:  "
Replying To tomhealycork:  "Here is the full list of the announced hurling attendances. Few blanks for Leinster games. Massive crowds in Munster, just under the 20k average last year up to 23,663 this year.

Clare Waterford 11,012
Cork Tipp 30,274

Tipp Waterford 22,883
Limerick Cork 31,274

WFord Limerick 10,874
Clare Tipp 18,216

Cork Waterford 26,521
Limerick Clare 29,611

Clare Cork 16,856
Tipp Limerick 39,115
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Total 236,636
Average 23,663




KK Dublin 9,495
Galway Carlow 6,097

Carlow KK 7,050
Dublin Wexford ??

Galway Wexford 12,624
Carlow Dublin ??

Wexford Carlow 6,500
KK Galway 15,778

Wexford KK 15,241
Dublin Galway ??"
Parnell Park was sold out for Dublin v Galway so 13'500?"
There were no tickets to be bought for Parnell park but it was not sold out. Loads of room behind the goals. Couldn't understand why that was.

Blackberry (Galway) - Posts: 22 - 17/06/2019 19:19:02    2196735

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There were no tickets to be bought for Parnell park but it was not sold out. Loads of room behind the goals. Couldn't understand why that was.
Blackberry (Galway) - Posts: 11 - 17/06/2019 19:19:02 2196735


Game was a sell out. You said it yourself there were no tickets to be bought after about Wednesday.

Health and Safety dictates how many can get into the terraces, it generally means now that there is plenty of room in both terraces behind each goal in PP.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12780 - 17/06/2019 19:52:04    2196744

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Replying To TheUsername:  "I have them but wont share them as i think your a mutli account holder here and posting under a number of different names and a journo doing copy research, trying to wind up Dubs and other county supporters by pushing controversial topics to get intellectual property for articles."
Are ye Dubs really that worked up about journalists? I've been on this forum for years and go to 90% of meath matches so there's nothing to worry about. I'm not 007.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 17/06/2019 22:55:12    2196849

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47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/06/2019 17:04:09    2199067

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
The way the game is going, I wonder how many will be in the stadium with 15 minutes to go? Possibly only the player's mothers.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2752 - 23/06/2019 17:10:14    2199073

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
Posting during the the match?

lilylanger (Kildare) - Posts: 377 - 23/06/2019 17:22:16    2199092

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
And a lot of them were gone well before the end of the game

jimski (Kildare) - Posts: 338 - 23/06/2019 17:25:28    2199095

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
Good enough for the GAA, delighted for them. The tv rights money will make up for the shortfall I'm sure

Thelonesomegoose (Leitrim) - Posts: 204 - 23/06/2019 17:27:25    2199098

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Replying To lilylanger:  "Posting during the the match?"
In fairness, he had to do something to entertain himself given the options.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2752 - 23/06/2019 17:39:04    2199117

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
Ah but look at how wonderfully entertaining it was!
Just like Longford vs Tyrone qualifier was yesterday that I attended to help cure my insomnia. (Attendance there was 4,160 or something around that).
Football is in such rude good health remember.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1321 - 23/06/2019 17:42:10    2199124

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
The biggest GAA fixture in Leinster is next Sunday's hurling final. There will be much more than 47.000 and far better entertainment.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 110 - 23/06/2019 17:43:41    2199128

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Replying To lilylanger:  "Posting during the the match?"
I didn't go out of protest. I refuse to put €40 towards the GAA a Dublin fund. I can tell you now if Dublin play meath in the final next year far less will travel. It will be 95% dublin fans no matter who they play.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/06/2019 17:52:27    2199135

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "47,000 at Meath v Dublin. A new low for the province. The biggest fixture the GAA has seen can only muster that."
A new low?

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3860 - 23/06/2019 17:59:57    2199147

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Replying To Jackeen:  "A new low?"
Yeah there was a time not so long ago when a Dublin v Meath final would have guaranteed a sell out. No its nowhere close. It will get worse too.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/06/2019 18:51:46    2199217

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Yeah there was a time not so long ago when a Dublin v Meath final would have guaranteed a sell out. No its nowhere close. It will get worse too."
Nowhere near a sellout Jack. In fact you'd have to go back as far as 2008 to get close to a sellout and that was a Dublin v Kildare match.

Leinster Final Attendances

2018 41,728
2017 66,734
2016 38,885
2015 47,840
2014 62,660
2013 54,485
2012 69,657
2011 43,983
2010 48,875

2008 80,112

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3860 - 23/06/2019 19:29:04    2199260

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Replying To Jackeen:  "Nowhere near a sellout Jack. In fact you'd have to go back as far as 2008 to get close to a sellout and that was a Dublin v Kildare match.

Leinster Final Attendances

2018 41,728
2017 66,734
2016 38,885
2015 47,840
2014 62,660
2013 54,485
2012 69,657
2011 43,983
2010 48,875

2008 80,112"
Exactly. And this Dublin dominance started in 2005. Was it 80k+ at all the finals from 2005-2009?

That was the potential the province had. But eventually the winning took it's toll. Even meath v louth in 2010 attracted more then today.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 23/06/2019 19:45:26    2199280

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People need to start realizing that 47000 is a very respectable attendance for a sporting event in 2019. You think just because it used to get 80000 that you can change a few things and start getting 80000 again. Think again. It's less to do with the quality on display and more about the simple fact that less people attend live sporting events these days. Very much not a problem exclusive to the GAA. Have a look at @EmptySeatsPics on twitter. Sure you'd get a few more thousand if the games were competitive in Leinster but the days of 80000 are long gone. Just like most other sports the sellouts are reserved for the grand finale and maybe the odd semi final if you're lucky.

Pantani (Dublin) - Posts: 47 - 23/06/2019 20:22:58    2199331

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Exactly. And this Dublin dominance started in 2005. Was it 80k+ at all the finals from 2005-2009?

That was the potential the province had. But eventually the winning took it's toll. Even meath v louth in 2010 attracted more then today."
I cant find any info on 2009 but it looks like in and around the 70 -80k up until 2009. 2010 it plummeted. A year before Dublins first All Ireland in 16 years. A year after the startled earwig comments and performance by Dublin. You're telling me people thought Dublin were invincible then? Nah!

My point is that Dublin v Meath was never a sellout in Leinster no matter how badly you'd like to romanticize the rivalry. 2016 was the lowest attendance for a Leinster Final in years. Today there was 10k more. It was a decent turnout for what most people knew would be a facile victory on a crappy rainy day. 18k for a Munster final last night though is a different story.

Jackeen (Dublin) - Posts: 3860 - 23/06/2019 20:39:47    2199351

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Replying To Pantani:  "People need to start realizing that 47000 is a very respectable attendance for a sporting event in 2019. You think just because it used to get 80000 that you can change a few things and start getting 80000 again. Think again. It's less to do with the quality on display and more about the simple fact that less people attend live sporting events these days. Very much not a problem exclusive to the GAA. Have a look at @EmptySeatsPics on twitter. Sure you'd get a few more thousand if the games were competitive in Leinster but the days of 80000 are long gone. Just like most other sports the sellouts are reserved for the grand finale and maybe the odd semi final if you're lucky."
Fans of big teams like the Dubs who are almost sure of Super 8s are probably making the calculation as to how much a season will cost and save for later games.

Old seasons were 6 games max less for some. Add increased cost of a day out to increased games and its understandable in what have been unremarkable seasons the last few years.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 356 - 23/06/2019 20:53:40    2199368

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Yeah I said 40-50k before the game.

Decent attendance and the highest so far this year in the championship isn't?

Fairly awful conditions. Thanks to my mother for the all weather Dubs rain coat a few years back it kept the worst of it off.

Think that was a good attendance today and unfortunately we can't make Meath fans attend if they don't want too..

47k considering the weather and the highest attendance of the year and not far off 3 times higher than the Munster final...

Hats off to all that got wet today

It was worth making the effort to watch another record breaking Dublin achievement

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19759 - 23/06/2019 20:59:42    2199377

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