National Forum

2019 Attendances

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


You would wonder why the Munster final wasnt played in PUC in all honesty, given everything.

Its great to see Hurling rising attendances, its does nothing to sway the move toward a two tier football championship in all honesty.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3092 - 01/07/2019 12:56:44    2203503

Link

Leinster hurling is the most competitive competition across both codes where as munster hurling has been the least competitive given the average winning margin. If the munster final was not in limerick the crowd would have been much smaller

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 395 - 01/07/2019 13:03:54    2203510

Link

Replying To TheUsername:  "You would wonder why the Munster final wasnt played in PUC in all honesty, given everything.

Its great to see Hurling rising attendances, its does nothing to sway the move toward a two tier football championship in all honesty."
Limerick have a home and away agreement with Tipperary. Tipperary are not noted fro their philanthropy.

Midleton (Cork) - Posts: 591 - 01/07/2019 13:25:48    2203531

Link

Replying To brisbane:  "Leinster hurling is the most competitive competition across both codes where as munster hurling has been the least competitive given the average winning margin. If the munster final was not in limerick the crowd would have been much smaller"
They have a home/away agreement. If the final was in Thurles this year it would have sold out. The dead rubber fixture between these teams two weeks prior had over 39k at it. Munster hurling crowds are huge at the minute.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 01/07/2019 13:28:04    2203538

Link

Replying To brisbane:  "Leinster hurling is the most competitive competition across both codes where as munster hurling has been the least competitive given the average winning margin. If the munster final was not in limerick the crowd would have been much smaller"
That would be this year. Can ye keep it up in the coming years? And even though Galway play in the Leinster championship, they are not Leinster hurlers.

Midleton (Cork) - Posts: 591 - 01/07/2019 13:30:08    2203539

Link

Replying To Midleton:  "Limerick have a home and away agreement with Tipperary. Tipperary are not noted fro their philanthropy."
In fairness a certain Tipp man was fond of the auld grocery & painter philanthropy, he like to receive but not donate.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 904 - 01/07/2019 18:24:17    2203807

Link

The semi final hurling attendances could be broken this year. I'd imagine Wexford and Limerick will bring 40k to their respective semi finals. If Cork beat Kilkenny they'll bring the bandwagon too. Tipp/Dublin winner will bring less but should bring a big crowd regardless.

I wouldn't be surprised if both are over 70k and one might even hit the 80k mark. Anyone know the record for the semi finals?

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 02/07/2019 03:50:20    2204087

Link

Westmeath Cork 3,280
Laois Dublin ?

Cork Laois 6,114
Mayo Galway 19,183
Cavan Tyrone 11,258
Meath Clare ? (part of Laois v Dublin doupbe header)

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 08/07/2019 10:36:27    2207656

Link

Replying To tomhealycork:  "Westmeath Cork 3,280
Laois Dublin ?

Cork Laois 6,114
Mayo Galway 19,183
Cavan Tyrone 11,258
Meath Clare ? (part of Laois v Dublin doupbe header)"
RTE had the Portlaoise double-header attendance at 12,000.

men_of_49 (Meath) - Posts: 1962 - 08/07/2019 11:45:53    2207707

Link

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "The semi final hurling attendances could be broken this year. I'd imagine Wexford and Limerick will bring 40k to their respective semi finals. If Cork beat Kilkenny they'll bring the bandwagon too. Tipp/Dublin winner will bring less but should bring a big crowd regardless.

I wouldn't be surprised if both are over 70k and one might even hit the 80k mark. Anyone know the record for the semi finals?"
When are Tipp playing Dublin? lol

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 800 - 08/07/2019 11:49:37    2207712

Link

Replying To Viking66:  "When are Tipp playing Dublin? lol"
Huge difference between Kilkenny and Cork winning their semi, Cork could bring 35k easily, Kilkenny circa 12k probly

sanjose1 (Dublin) - Posts: 8 - 08/07/2019 14:07:54    2207860

Link

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "The semi final hurling attendances could be broken this year. I'd imagine Wexford and Limerick will bring 40k to their respective semi finals. If Cork beat Kilkenny they'll bring the bandwagon too. Tipp/Dublin winner will bring less but should bring a big crowd regardless.

I wouldn't be surprised if both are over 70k and one might even hit the 80k mark. Anyone know the record for the semi finals?"
There was 74,000 at the Limerick V Cork semi final last year.
Not sure if it was a record but it must be very close.
Double header semis in the 80's and early 90's had attendances of less than 30k.
It would be something like Munster V Antrim, Galway V Leinster rotated year on year.

hamstring (Limerick) - Posts: 285 - 08/07/2019 21:35:56    2208179

Link

44k for a hurling quarter final double header at Croke Park yesterday, you got to say that's poor. Especially considering Cork vs Kilkenny was one of the matches on offer. I'm guessing ticket prices were around €40, not the cheapest but not the most expensive either. I got admit I was a bit disappointed to see the lack of attention given to this since so many were concerned about attendances at other games over the weekend. I was expecting bigger when you get to this stage of the championship. Cork arguably had the biggest support there but even at that I thought it was small considering they're famously such great followers of their hurling team.
A full house in Killarney yesterday and Mayo brought a big support with them. Considering that's a longer drive than anyone from any of the 4 participating counties in the hurling yesterday you'd have to ask the question, why was the support pretty weak?

keithlemon (Australia) - Posts: 906 - 15/07/2019 11:52:26    2211268

Link

Cork Kilkenny / Tipp Laois 44,000

Kerry Mayo 31,312
Dublin Cork 30,214
Donegal Meath 15,200
Roscommon Tyrone 14,465

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 15/07/2019 11:57:08    2211274

Link

Great crowd and atmosphere in Killarney. Huge Mayo traveling support yet again....less people in Croke Park against two counties with the biggest populations.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9933 - 15/07/2019 15:35:08    2211410

Link

Replying To yew_tree:  "Great crowd and atmosphere in Killarney. Huge Mayo traveling support yet again....less people in Croke Park against two counties with the biggest populations."
No surprise there. Kerry show up in big numbers at home, Mayo support is unreal, Dubs are just getting bored or cake walks and our boys, the Cork footballers are the great unloved. If we caused the shock of all shocks and beat the Dubs would we get 5,000 fans up to Croke Park for next Saturdays game? I doubt it. Same when were were real contenders 10 years ago. I'll never understand it.

tomhealycork (Cork) - Posts: 62 - 15/07/2019 16:31:56    2211439

Link

Replying To yew_tree:  "Great crowd and atmosphere in Killarney. Huge Mayo traveling support yet again....less people in Croke Park against two counties with the biggest populations."
A big drop in attendance figures for that fixture as just 6 years ago in Croke park Cork v Dublin attracted 70K.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2248 - 15/07/2019 16:41:01    2211447

Link

The quarter finals should never have been in Croker. Cork vs Kilkenny in Thurles by itself could have attracted 35/40k. Tipp vs Laois in KK 20k+. A decision made to accommodate the Dublin hurlers who they thought would win. Joke decision.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 15/07/2019 21:00:12    2211605

Link

Replying To Jack_Goff:  "The quarter finals should never have been in Croker. Cork vs Kilkenny in Thurles by itself could have attracted 35/40k. Tipp vs Laois in KK 20k+. A decision made to accommodate the Dublin hurlers who they thought would win. Joke decision."
Bob Dylan and Neil young were in nowlan park Sunday so that was out of the equation

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1732 - 16/07/2019 13:07:28    2211840

Link

Replying To wexico15:  "Bob Dylan and Neil young were in nowlan park Sunday so that was out of the equation"
Fair enough. Next best I can think of is a toss for home advantage between Tipp and Laois.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 16/07/2019 23:28:11    2212139

Link