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Replying To ChinCanHurl:  "If there's only 10k there on Sunday Leinster might as well give up. I'd be expecting 15k+. There was a surprisingly big Wexford crowd in carlow and as another poster suggested once wexford sniff a chance they travel well. Hopefully that's the case on Sunday."
I wouldn't say there were any more than 5000 Wexford people at the game in Carlow. It was nowhere near as full as it was for the u20 final last year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 14:09:34    2546160

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "Seen an article from our league meeting in February there was 8,224. Surely there will be near double there Sunday"
I really hope so. But I think you are overestimating our support. I doubt there were 5000 of us in Thurles for the AIQF against Clare.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 14:12:48    2546162

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Replying To Viking66:  "I really hope so. But I think you are overestimating our support. I doubt there were 5000 of us in Thurles for the AIQF against Clare."
Our support was very disappointing that day to be fair

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 15:02:09    2546176

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Replying To Viking66:  "I really hope so. But I think you are overestimating our support. I doubt there were 5000 of us in Thurles for the AIQF against Clare."
Wexford fans never really travel in large numbers to Thurles though, Kilkenny is a different matter

ElGranSenor (Wexford) - Posts: 305 - 21/05/2024 15:37:42    2546187

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "Our support was very disappointing that day to be fair"
At the same time if we get to an AI semi final or final there are people who go to every game, or most games, who might struggle to get a ticket. Which I don't think is fair at all.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 15:37:51    2546188

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Wexford support is not great overall. A Leinster U20 final, outnumbered easily 4-5 to 1 by Offaly. Kilkenny last year, small crowd. All Ireland quarter final v Clare, poor crowd. And its not like the park was full for that Galway match either.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1201 - 21/05/2024 15:50:44    2546195

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "Wexford fans never really travel in large numbers to Thurles though, Kilkenny is a different matter"
Alot of so-called Wexford supporters only go to Croke Park. There's lads I know haven't seen the inside of Wexford Park in decades but who were up in Croke Park for both games in 2019.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 16:27:12    2546212

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Wexford support is not great overall. A Leinster U20 final, outnumbered easily 4-5 to 1 by Offaly. Kilkenny last year, small crowd. All Ireland quarter final v Clare, poor crowd. And its not like the park was full for that Galway match either."
Disagree about last year against Kilkenny, there was a very good crowd, not full but both stands were as good as.

Support has been down for sure but they are a tough team to follow, you'd find yourself questioning the wisdom of it for your mental health at times (seriously).

I don't think there will be a blockbuster crowd in Kilkenny, it will be decent and vocal though.

wexford2012 (Wexford) - Posts: 73 - 21/05/2024 16:30:59    2546213

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "Wexford fans never really travel in large numbers to Thurles though, Kilkenny is a different matter"
The only big crowd I remember travelling to Thurles was limeirck in 2014

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 21/05/2024 16:32:52    2546215

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Replying To Viking66:  "At the same time if we get to an AI semi final or final there are people who go to every game, or most games, who might struggle to get a ticket. Which I don't think is fair at all."
There are ways around this if you want to ensure you get a ticket though, could be wrong but I had thought that tickets can still be bought through some clubs plus there's always the option of buying a season ticket or Cairde Loch Garman membership at the start of the season

ElGranSenor (Wexford) - Posts: 305 - 21/05/2024 18:56:04    2546236

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "The only big crowd I remember travelling to Thurles was limeirck in 2014"
A very disappointing day. The lads just ran out of gas.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 21:58:37    2546271

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "There are ways around this if you want to ensure you get a ticket though, could be wrong but I had thought that tickets can still be bought through some clubs plus there's always the option of buying a season ticket or Cairde Loch Garman membership at the start of the season"
In the unlikely event we get to an AI final I'll get tickets anyway. And me and the kids are Cairde members also so even if I couldn't get those tickets we are all entitled to buy one on account of that. But there are lads I know who go to most games who aren't Cairde members and might struggle.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 21/05/2024 22:02:01    2546272

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "There are ways around this if you want to ensure you get a ticket though, could be wrong but I had thought that tickets can still be bought through some clubs plus there's always the option of buying a season ticket or Cairde Loch Garman membership at the start of the season"
This year was the first year in a long time where I didn't get a season ticket. I didn't get it because they removed the ability to buy extra tickets seated next to you. Now, even if I were to buy a season ticket for my partner too there doesn't appear to be a way to make sure we are sitting together in places with assigned seating like Croker. So I didn't get one this year. I also don't hurl at home any more and I can't get tickets through my club in Dublin. So if we somehow did manage to make an AI final I would be screwed after having attended every game this year (Walsh cup, league, and Championship) and most years.

Not sure about Cairde Loch Garman, haven't looked into that much to be honest.

Fulgrim (Wexford) - Posts: 256 - 22/05/2024 07:51:55    2546284

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Replying To Fulgrim:  "This year was the first year in a long time where I didn't get a season ticket. I didn't get it because they removed the ability to buy extra tickets seated next to you. Now, even if I were to buy a season ticket for my partner too there doesn't appear to be a way to make sure we are sitting together in places with assigned seating like Croker. So I didn't get one this year. I also don't hurl at home any more and I can't get tickets through my club in Dublin. So if we somehow did manage to make an AI final I would be screwed after having attended every game this year (Walsh cup, league, and Championship) and most years.

Not sure about Cairde Loch Garman, haven't looked into that much to be honest."
The gaa should really offer a better season ticket option. When it comes to games in bigger grounds where there is allocated seating nobody wants to sit on their own

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 22/05/2024 09:48:54    2546306

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I see in the Wexford People Rossiter confirmed Jacko could feature on Sunday. Good news along with the return of Dee. I would say Cian Byrne for Dwyer is the only likely change. If so we have impact players off the bench such as Jacko, Dee, Tucker, Simon, Charlie, Casey and Dwyer.

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 22/05/2024 09:51:53    2546307

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I see in the Wexford People Rossiter confirmed Jacko could feature on Sunday. Good news along with the return of Dee. I would say Cian Byrne for Dwyer is the only likely change. If so we have impact players off the bench such as Jacko, Dee, Tucker, Simon, Charlie, Casey and Dwyer."
That'd be great to have Dee back, even better if he was at full fitness. He would be a good man to steady the ship as sweeper in the last 10 minutes or so. Couldn't possibly see him having the hurling and fitness done to start. Plus who would ya drop anyway?

WEXILE_AGAIN (Wexford) - Posts: 19 - 22/05/2024 10:49:32    2546326

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Replying To Viking66:  "In the unlikely event we get to an AI final I'll get tickets anyway. And me and the kids are Cairde members also so even if I couldn't get those tickets we are all entitled to buy one on account of that. But there are lads I know who go to most games who aren't Cairde members and might struggle."
I'd be a big believer in having to produce previous ticket stubs.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2879 - 22/05/2024 10:51:30    2546327

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "I'd be a big believer in having to produce previous ticket stubs."
Easier again these days. Surely Ticketmaster would have a record.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 22/05/2024 11:14:27    2546342

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Replying To Fulgrim:  "This year was the first year in a long time where I didn't get a season ticket. I didn't get it because they removed the ability to buy extra tickets seated next to you. Now, even if I were to buy a season ticket for my partner too there doesn't appear to be a way to make sure we are sitting together in places with assigned seating like Croker. So I didn't get one this year. I also don't hurl at home any more and I can't get tickets through my club in Dublin. So if we somehow did manage to make an AI final I would be screwed after having attended every game this year (Walsh cup, league, and Championship) and most years.

Not sure about Cairde Loch Garman, haven't looked into that much to be honest."
It was 50 euro for the year, the 4 kids were a tenner each. Best 90 yos I've spent in a long time.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12776 - 22/05/2024 11:15:46    2546343

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "I'd be a big believer in having to produce previous ticket stubs."
Surely in this day and age if you build up enough Stubbs over the year you should be an entitled to an all Ireland ticket should your county get there .

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 22/05/2024 11:17:23    2546344

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