National - Attendances 2017

What was attendance today?

Heard ticket sales very strong for Bank Holiday Monday's game with 35,000 sold by Tuesday alone.

dingle2 (Kerry) - Posts:217 - 05/08/2017 21:02:19   2029457

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Full house 83,000 yesterday with Tyrone and Armagh bringing massive support.
Hard to believe tickets were hard to get , for 2 very poor games

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts:1442 - 06/08/2017 09:41:04   2029624

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Full house 83,000 yesterday with Tyrone and Armagh bringing massive support.
Hard to believe tickets were hard to get , for 2 very poor games"
I guess it's fortunate then that you cannot know how one sided games will be beforehand otherwise the GAA wouldn't sell many tickets.
Not much of an atmosphere for a full house though.

catch22 (USA) - Posts:447 - 06/08/2017 09:54:15   2029627

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Full house 83,000 yesterday with Tyrone and Armagh bringing massive support.
Hard to believe tickets were hard to get , for 2 very poor games"
easy to say in heinsite, when you looked at the fixtures and teams involved it promised two close enthralling games. Armagh and Monaghan just bottled it and took a spanking. Very disappointed with the lack of competitiveness.

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts:12331 - 06/08/2017 10:15:55   2029641

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68k+ at Tipp and Galway. That's an incredible crowd for a semi final. You'd usually require Cork hurlers or Dublin Footballers to have a population center that could bring numbers like that. Went myself as did many more neutrals - show's people appreciate good hurling.

I hope when TG4 look back on this epic rivalry in Laochra Gael I hope Galway will have their All Ireland.

Good crowd for Mayo and Rossies too - 40k.

dahayeser (Cork) - Posts:230 - 08/08/2017 10:22:54   2030840

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190k in croker over a bumper weekend. Massive turnouts, especially for the hurling.

They are expecting the stands to sell out for waterford vs cork. You'd imagine both counties would bring a good crowd to the hill aswell. I can see upwards of 75k for this semi which would be huge.

Hopefully Mayo v Kerry will be 60k+ and the other 3 games remaining in the championship will all be sellouts. Great year for the GAA. Now all they need is a replay in one of the finals ;)

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts:1911 - 10/08/2017 20:11:29   2032139

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Replying To dahayeser:  "68k+ at Tipp and Galway. That's an incredible crowd for a semi final. You'd usually require Cork hurlers or Dublin Footballers to have a population center that could bring numbers like that. Went myself as did many more neutrals - show's people appreciate good hurling.

I hope when TG4 look back on this epic rivalry in Laochra Gael I hope Galway will have their All Ireland.

Good crowd for Mayo and Rossies too - 40k."
I think the difference last Sunday was the Galway support. In 2016 there was 58k at the semi final between Tipp and Galway probably split 50 50. Last year there was 54k at the semi final with Tipp definitely having more support. Last Sunday I thought we had more support maybe 55%. More football people in Galway tend to follow the hurlers than the reverse if the other code is going well (mid fifties, most of the the sixties and 1998 to 2001 notable exceptions when our footballers were top of the pile). Probably because hurling is seen as a better game by marginal type fans and this has bigger impact in dual counties like Cork and Galway than one code counties like Mayo, Kilkenny, Kerry and most northern counties. You are right about Cork hurlers. They generate huge support when going well. I remember them getting big support until the tail end of the last great Cork team 2008ish. In the semi final with us in 2012 (after we beat Kilkenny well in the Leinster final) the attendance was onky 41k and we had good support after the Kilkenny win. Yet tomorrow it us expected to top 70k.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts:1100 - 12/08/2017 21:58:18   2032656

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "190k in croker over a bumper weekend. Massive turnouts, especially for the hurling.

They are expecting the stands to sell out for waterford vs cork. You'd imagine both counties would bring a good crowd to the hill aswell. I can see upwards of 75k for this semi which would be huge.

Hopefully Mayo v Kerry will be 60k+ and the other 3 games remaining in the championship will all be sellouts. Great year for the GAA. Now all they need is a replay in one of the finals ;)"
Kerry v Mayo could well get 60k. Talking to a county board man yesterday and he telling me tickets are selling fast. Up to 40k Mayo fans excepted to make the trip to a Croker next Sunday

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8563 - 13/08/2017 11:08:18   2032707

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Kerry v Mayo could well get 60k. Talking to a county board man yesterday and he telling me tickets are selling fast. Up to 40k Mayo fans excepted to make the trip to a Croker next Sunday"
Ya yew tree I'd agree with those numbers and I'd expect ye to outnumber us 2/1 next Sunday going by the crowd ye brought to Tralee in the spring .

in fairness ye'r fans are brilliant and unfortunately a lot of our fans only go on the march for finals.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5659 - 13/08/2017 11:39:44   2032711

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ya yew tree I'd agree with those numbers and I'd expect ye to outnumber us 2/1 next Sunday going by the crowd ye brought to Tralee in the spring .

in fairness ye'r fans are brilliant and unfortunately a lot of our fans only go on the march for finals."
I suppose we are coming from totally different situations....Kerry fans are used to seeing their county winning All Ireland's....Mayo on the other hand....we crave it so badly.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8563 - 13/08/2017 14:21:25   2032742

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Over 72,000 at cork v Waterford ... is this a record semi final crowd ?

hurler32 (Limerick) - Posts:793 - 13/08/2017 17:49:01   2032822

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Massive crowd in the hurling today. Their attendances are up hugely on last year. A great championship too. Hurling attendances have really recovered and then some since the damage the kilkenny dominance did. Hopefully more teams outside the traditional big 3 win it like they will this year. You just can't beat the entertainment these lads have been giving us the last few years. And Dublin winning leinster a few years back was great too. Hopefully they make an all Ireland final before too long.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts:1911 - 13/08/2017 23:58:11   2033018

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fantastic limerick support again of the 6500 crowd (thought myself it was more) there was 5500 from limerick, which is incredible support, absoutely putrid support from galway at 21s level again

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1461 - 20/08/2017 11:50:52   2035486

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Replying To janesboro:  "fantastic limerick support again of the 6500 crowd (thought myself it was more) there was 5500 from limerick, which is incredible support, absoutely putrid support from galway at 21s level again"
Can't blame Galway people for that. 6pm of a Saturday evening is no time to have the game on if you expect supporters to travel distances. Thurles is not an easily accessible venue for most people living in Galway. They have to travel to Limerick first and then across, or else have to travel the bad roads and come via the bridge in Portumna. We had as many supporters as I expected we would have given the venue was Thurles.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts:761 - 20/08/2017 12:07:11   2035491

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Can't blame Galway people for that. 6pm of a Saturday evening is no time to have the game on if you expect supporters to travel distances. Thurles is not an easily accessible venue for most people living in Galway. They have to travel to Limerick first and then across, or else have to travel the bad roads and come via the bridge in Portumna. We had as many supporters as I expected we would have given the venue was Thurles."
ut ye have only had one match -we brought 5k to kilkenny a few weeks back we have had better travelling support watching seniors v westmeath and antrim

i have seen armagh fans outnumber what ye brought yesterday threefold for a league game against up in kilmallock

the supports made a difference yesterday - galway people get out and support your up and coming stars coz this is a fine galway team

janesboro (Limerick) - Posts:1461 - 20/08/2017 12:56:00   2035518

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