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Re: Attendances
« Reply #825 on: August 12, 2019, 08:44:03 PM »
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« Reply #826 on: August 12, 2019, 08:51:08 PM »
Who in the gaa thought it would be a good idea to introduce a format where teams would be regularly playing each week while simultaneously raising ticket prices?

Attendances down from last year and more price rises this year.

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« Reply #827 on: August 12, 2019, 08:55:01 PM »
It’s a GPA driven initiative at heart - more high profile matches for their members - but thankfully it’s helping prove that there is no market for professional Gaelic Football in Ireland.


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« Reply #828 on: August 12, 2019, 08:57:02 PM »
We only think its bad now....we might have a border to contend with next year :-\

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« Reply #829 on: August 12, 2019, 09:09:10 PM »
We only think its bad now....we might have a border to contend with next year :-\

Even if there is one on All Souls day, like the First World War it will not last until Christmas.
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« Reply #830 on: August 12, 2019, 09:27:43 PM »
Shockingly poor attendance. Pricing and fixture build up have to be looked at. Not many can afford to pay those prices week after week, especially if trying to bring your family.  Travel cost on top of it all too.

To be honest, I think the week after week thing is a bit of a red herring. Most people who went to the Super 8 games also went to the Semi FInal, these are relatively hardcore fans. Increased attendance at semi-finals comes from people who don't go to every county game, which brings in family members of regulars, people who attend club games, those who watch on TV and a lot of neutrals and people tenuously connected with the county. I think the poor visual quality of many games and the lack of competition is the real killer.

Costs of travel etc are no more than ever they were. As the hurling shows, if the product is good and the results unpredictable then people will turn out for the games.

Bingo. Hardcore GAA support is modest enough. It's the neutrals and the bandwagon that fill grounds.

The shite looking football has turned off the neutrals.
 
And the inevitability of Dublin has killed the bandwagon in almost all counties (except Mayo it seems - they're weird).

This year's final has the novelty of the 'drive for five' and will sell out. People should worry about what happens next, though. There's the very real likelihood of Dublin winning 7 and 8 in a half full stadium. That'll be the death of intercounty football, if it's allowed to happen as if everything is grand.

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« Reply #831 on: February 11, 2020, 12:58:50 PM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

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« Reply #832 on: February 11, 2020, 01:02:25 PM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

I suspect many who complain of ticket prices also do not bother buying them in advance to get the €5 off.
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« Reply #833 on: February 11, 2020, 01:19:01 PM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

I suspect many who complain of ticket prices also do not bother buying them in advance to get the €5 off.

true, but there are also lots of people, myself included, who go to matches week in week out,still costs a fortune

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« Reply #834 on: February 12, 2020, 11:41:39 AM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

I suspect many who complain of ticket prices also do not bother buying them in advance to get the €5 off.

true, but there are also lots of people, myself included, who go to matches week in week out,still costs a fortune
It does cost a fortune but the entrance fee is far from the reason alone. as an exiled mayo supporter every game is an away day (until offaly or kildare get their arse in gear) and so there food , travel and sometimes overnights involved . but its great crack and that's what I choose to do no one is making me
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Re: Attendances
« Reply #835 on: February 12, 2020, 12:27:30 PM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

I suspect many who complain of ticket prices also do not bother buying them in advance to get the €5 off.

true, but there are also lots of people, myself included, who go to matches week in week out,still costs a fortune
It does cost a fortune but the entrance fee is far from the reason alone. as an exiled mayo supporter every game is an away day (until offaly or kildare get their arse in gear) and so there food , travel and sometimes overnights involved . but its great crack and that's what I choose to do no one is making me

The point many are making is it is well for you able to choose.

The GAA have made it impossible for some to attend (even when they want to)

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« Reply #836 on: February 12, 2020, 02:21:50 PM »
Not sure if this should be in the WTF?????? page

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0211/1114542-gaa-announce-record-revenue-of-73-9-million-for-2019/

I know the money gets filtered out, either correctly or incorrectly, to the counties/ clubs, but f*ck me surely they can now start to reduce some ticket prices

I suspect many who complain of ticket prices also do not bother buying them in advance to get the €5 off.

true, but there are also lots of people, myself included, who go to matches week in week out,still costs a fortune
It does cost a fortune but the entrance fee is far from the reason alone. as an exiled mayo supporter every game is an away day (until offaly or kildare get their arse in gear) and so there food , travel and sometimes overnights involved . but its great crack and that's what I choose to do no one is making me

The point many are making is it is well for you able to choose.

The GAA have made it impossible for some to attend (even when they want to)
and my point is that one of the last things that would make me stop is the admittance price and that's the only thing the GAA can control, 15 to go to a league game is very good value and kids are only a 5 so 2 adulta and 2 kids the 40 quid hadly a kings ransom now add a trip to the shops for drinks and sweets and a meal on the way home and that pushes the bill up 
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