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Re: Attendances
« Reply #585 on: May 14, 2019, 08:06:35 AM »
The hurling looked unreal. 30k. Blue sky. Great game. Deadly stuff. Shows what can be achieved when teams are evenly matched and go out to win a game rather than attempt to not get beat.
I was in Omagh and while it didn't rain unlike normally, it was uninspiring stuff.

Different mindset in the top level hurling.

Some teams do filter back down field but it really doesn't have the same impact in hurling where scores can be got 80 metres out.
Football doesn't really have hurling events like the full back emerging from a sea of bodies and lamping the ball near the full forward line or the Centre Half back running forward and sending the ball over the bar , both accompanied by huge roars from the crowd. 
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« Reply #586 on: May 14, 2019, 08:32:40 AM »
The hurling looked unreal. 30k. Blue sky. Great game. Deadly stuff. Shows what can be achieved when teams are evenly matched and go out to win a game rather than attempt to not get beat.
I was in Omagh and while it didn't rain unlike normally, it was uninspiring stuff.

Different mindset in the top level hurling.

Some teams do filter back down field but it really doesn't have the same impact in hurling where scores can be got 80 metres out.
Football doesn't really have hurling events like the full back emerging from a sea of bodies and lamping the ball near the full forward line or the Centre Half back running forward and sending the ball over the bar , both accompanied by huge roars from the crowd.

No instead you can get some great fast moving team moves. Look for example at Tyrone's goal on Sunday. Pinpoint kickout 60/70 yards, a great flick on to a man in space, an intelligent cross field ball followed by a dummy and finish to the bottom of the net.

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« Reply #587 on: May 14, 2019, 09:03:18 AM »
The hurling looked unreal. 30k. Blue sky. Great game. Deadly stuff. Shows what can be achieved when teams are evenly matched and go out to win a game rather than attempt to not get beat.
I was in Omagh and while it didn't rain unlike normally, it was uninspiring stuff.

Different mindset in the top level hurling.

Some teams do filter back down field but it really doesn't have the same impact in hurling where scores can be got 80 metres out.
Football doesn't really have hurling events like the full back emerging from a sea of bodies and lamping the ball near the full forward line or the Centre Half back running forward and sending the ball over the bar , both accompanied by huge roars from the crowd.

No instead you can get some great fast moving team moves. Look for example at Tyrone's goal on Sunday. Pinpoint kickout 60/70 yards, a great flick on to a man in space, an intelligent cross field ball followed by a dummy and finish to the bottom of the net.
I love those as well especially when the crowd gets going
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« Reply #588 on: May 15, 2019, 10:59:50 AM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.

Less than 20K expected at the Dublin/Louth and Meath/Carlow double header in Portlaoise. A double header fixture that 20 years ago would have brought 60k+ to Croke Park. The "The GAA need a strong Dublin" has to be one of the greatest sporting folly's of all time....
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« Reply #589 on: May 15, 2019, 12:57:24 PM »
It's certainly coming back to bite them in the behind now especially in the basically defunct Leinster SFC.
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« Reply #590 on: May 15, 2019, 03:20:47 PM »
It's certainly coming back to bite them in the behind now especially in the basically defunct Leinster SFC.

It’s become the now defunct All Ireland Championship as well. And not just because Dublin are dominating. The whole thing is a total shambles. That’s why interest and attendances are through the floor.

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« Reply #591 on: May 15, 2019, 03:37:33 PM »
Meanwhile attendances are on track to match or beat the 250k who paid in to watch the Munster Hurling Championship in 2018

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« Reply #592 on: May 15, 2019, 04:03:30 PM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.

Less than 20K expected at the Dublin/Louth and Meath/Carlow double header in Portlaoise. A double header fixture that 20 years ago would have brought 60k+ to Croke Park. The "The GAA need a strong Dublin" has to be one of the greatest sporting folly's of all time....
Crazy prices. Should be no more than €15 for early round provincial championship games.
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« Reply #593 on: May 15, 2019, 05:19:30 PM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.

€3 for a programme that was a combined programme for three seperate games at three seperate venues across two days. Comhairle Laighean are a joke.
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #594 on: May 15, 2019, 09:30:40 PM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.

Looks like the Kildare/Wicklow game was played in Carlow. Is that usual for Leinster first round games?
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #595 on: May 15, 2019, 09:36:41 PM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.


People are not voting with their feet. People have moved on. There are more entertaining and cheaper ways to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

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« Reply #596 on: May 15, 2019, 11:31:36 PM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.


People are not voting with their feet. People have moved on. There are more entertaining and cheaper ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Very much so. HQ are pricing a lot of people out of matches. Add in exclusive matches on Sky, and it’s no wonder young kids idolise Mo Salah rather than Michael Murphy.

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« Reply #597 on: May 16, 2019, 08:17:03 AM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.


People are not voting with their feet. People have moved on. There are more entertaining and cheaper ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Very much so. HQ are pricing a lot of people out of matches. Add in exclusive matches on Sky, and it’s no wonder young kids idolise Mo Salah rather than Michael Murphy.

The majority of soccer and rugby is shown exclusively on sky and it's a lot dearer to take a child to watch them, doesn't stop their players being idols.

The biggest problem in football at the minute is Dublin's dominance and the fall of in quality outside the top 4 or 5. Like Kilkenny's dominance in hurling the Dubs dominance won't last forever but it is damaging the longer it goes on.

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #598 on: May 16, 2019, 10:12:48 AM »
Less than 4k at Kildare v Wicklow. Leinster Championship has died a slow painful death. That they charged €25 for a seat shows how disenfranchised it has all become. €10 to watch Kildare's Minor B team play Kilkenny.....people are voting with their feet.


People are not voting with their feet. People have moved on. There are more entertaining and cheaper ways to spend a Sunday afternoon.

+1. Until GAA make all games some sort of event with abit of razzamatazz instead of the national anthem being sung through a coke tin and bars of chocolate available at the table behind the stand at half time.

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #599 on: May 16, 2019, 10:37:06 AM »
And I thought people went to see the match....
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