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Re: Attendances
« Reply #570 on: March 19, 2019, 07:49:11 PM »
With Galway, Kilkenny and Kerry clubs involved itís no surprise with such a poor support. They hardly get behind their counties.

If a Mayo or Ulster club were in the final you would have a good overall county support backing their clubs.

There are Galway clubs playing on Paddy's Day most years between football and hurling and the attendance has never been that low. Must have been a reason for it this year.

And Corofin v Dr Crokes was considered a "dream final" so to speak yet the attendance was down massively.

Both hurling clubs in the final come from very small parishes so they are not going to account for many by themselves.

To me it looks like they didn't get as many neutrals in as other years for whatever reason.
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #571 on: March 19, 2019, 08:01:21 PM »
With Galway, Kilkenny and Kerry clubs involved itís no surprise with such a poor support. They hardly get behind their counties.

If a Mayo or Ulster club were in the final you would have a good overall county support backing their clubs.

There are Galway clubs playing on Paddy's Day most years between football and hurling and the attendance has never been that low. Must have been a reason for it this year.

And Corofin v Dr Crokes was considered a "dream final" so to speak yet the attendance was down massively.

Both hurling clubs in the final come from very small parishes so they are not going to account for many by themselves.

To me it looks like they didn't get as many neutrals in as other years for whatever reason.
With Corofin being so successful in recent years would they get much supporters from other Galway clubs?
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #572 on: March 19, 2019, 10:26:42 PM »
With Galway, Kilkenny and Kerry clubs involved itís no surprise with such a poor support. They hardly get behind their counties.

If a Mayo or Ulster club were in the final you would have a good overall county support backing their clubs.

There are Galway clubs playing on Paddy's Day most years between football and hurling and the attendance has never been that low. Must have been a reason for it this year.

And Corofin v Dr Crokes was considered a "dream final" so to speak yet the attendance was down massively.

Both hurling clubs in the final come from very small parishes so they are not going to account for many by themselves.

To me it looks like they didn't get as many neutrals in as other years for whatever reason.
With Corofin being so successful in recent years would they get much supporters from other Galway clubs?
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« Reply #573 on: March 19, 2019, 10:41:53 PM »
With Galway, Kilkenny and Kerry clubs involved itís no surprise with such a poor support. They hardly get behind their counties.

If a Mayo or Ulster club were in the final you would have a good overall county support backing their clubs.

There are Galway clubs playing on Paddy's Day most years between football and hurling and the attendance has never been that low. Must have been a reason for it this year.

And Corofin v Dr Crokes was considered a "dream final" so to speak yet the attendance was down massively.

Both hurling clubs in the final come from very small parishes so they are not going to account for many by themselves.

To me it looks like they didn't get as many neutrals in as other years for whatever reason.

Could be a cost issue too.

While Iím 90 minutes+ from Croke Park, Iím not likely to be one of said neutrals on St Patrickís Day. Nor would I imagine thereíd be many neutrals from Galway or Kerry, given the distance.

I have been down for a couple of AI club finals when Crossmaglen were involved. Last was 2012 I think, and the tickets were Ä25 then if I remember correct. Iím sure theyíre Ä30 or more now. So it all adds up, particularly if youíre attending your countyís league game the same weekend.
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #574 on: March 19, 2019, 10:46:29 PM »
I was at games on Sunday as a neutral, tickets are still Ä25.

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #575 on: March 19, 2019, 11:25:33 PM »
How about making football attractive to watch and we might get 25% more people going to all  games?

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« Reply #576 on: March 20, 2019, 08:27:16 AM »
Rugby grounds are the perfect size for rugby crowds. They tend to look busy because finding 20,000 more-than-casually-interested patrons from one province isnít overly difficult. Yet thereís a bloody good reason why Thomond and Ravenhill werenít rebuilt as 35k venues. Even with an ďentire provinceĒ behind them.

As such Itís an odd thing to believe, that there are 50,000 people in Ireland who would happily give up a family day to travel to Croke Park, and sit in the freezing cold, watching teams they have little-to-no interest in.

Club finals day is the showcase of a parish-level competition. Only the biggest parishes in Ireland have more than a thousand genuinely interested patrons. You simply cannot expect 80-90% of your audience at a sporting event to be of the casually interested sort.

Throwing in a few fireworks and a novelty band wonít change that.

Now if we could do a public hanging or something like that on the undercard, you might have a chance.

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Also, if Dublin v Tyrone in the NFL is of little interest to the average joe from Dublin or Tyrone, itís more than a touch expectant to think that tourists would revel in such an occasion.

In the past the gaa have made an effort to market two Tyrone Dublin games - the 125 anniversary and the first game under lights. Also the Dublin Kerry league final in 2016 when they had the easter rising show. All those games attracted full houses.

Saturday's Tyrone Dublin game attracted little or no marketing. I'm sure with a bit of effort and turning it into a bit of an event you could have got a very big crowd especially with Dublin being so busy at the weekend. You couldn't do this with every league game but you could certainly pick out one or two games in the year that you could do something with.

And given St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland celebrating the day as part of a gaa event makes sense and there is no better place to hold a show than croke park. And it's the show element that will help attract the tourists and then get to promote and show of our own games when they are there.

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #577 on: March 20, 2019, 02:08:55 PM »
When St Patrick's Day falls midweek the attendances at the club finals are higher. At weekends, the potential walk in crowd of neutrals in diminished by people going away for a long weekend.

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #578 on: Today at 09:14:50 AM »
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When St Patrick's Day falls midweek the attendances at the club finals are higher. At weekends, the potential walk in crowd of neutrals in diminished by people going away for a long weekend.

How did this years crowd compare to last years?