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priceyreilly

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Re: Attendances
« Reply #510 on: September 12, 2018, 03:18:46 PM »
It's all crumbling for the suits in HQ. The elite 8's were a complete flop. Attendances down across the board. Even the Dubs are losing interest in the circus. Time for them to wake up. Their strategy has failed. The return on the investment in Dublin GAA led to short term gain but as was predicted, it has come crashing down. The monster is melting.

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« Reply #511 on: September 12, 2018, 03:51:57 PM »
Dublin used to fill Croke Park regularly, attendances are falling across the board, including Dublin. It can't be denied. Just look at Dublin attendances when they've played championship games outside Croke Park! Was it 17,000, 14,000 and this year 12,000?
 


Them figures have to be lies. Sure the Dubs have the best travelling support in the country. Portlaoise could not be used as a venue recently as it was not big enough to hold the Huge Dublin support!

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« Reply #512 on: September 12, 2018, 05:18:31 PM »
Tyrone, after coming through the qualifiers, played 4 big games in 5 weekends. Then a final after that. There's a hell of a lot of families who couldn't keep up with that sort of thing.

Ticket prices are far too high. Forget the quality of football. For a lot of people, it come down to money.

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« Reply #513 on: September 12, 2018, 05:22:07 PM »
The more games there are, the less important they seem.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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« Reply #514 on: September 12, 2018, 05:28:33 PM »
The more games there are, the less important they seem.

Iíd agree.

A combination of that and high ticket prices is never a good recipe. Itís too easy to find alternative ways to spend a hefty chunk of disposable income on a full day out.

But following a team all summer, with the underlying knowledge that ultimately - even if theyíre flying - Dublin will make wee boys out off them at some stage, makes it unpalatable.

Even more so when Dublin will happily play keep ball for minutes at a time.

Football is fooked imho.

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« Reply #515 on: September 12, 2018, 05:30:27 PM »
It doesn't say much for the strength of or supposed devotion to the GAA in other counties that after eight seasons where Dublin have been successful, the default reaction of people in other counties is to simply give up.

Makes you think Roddy Doyle might well have been correct when he said that GAA was just something people were interested in when there was no Premier League.

And that Dublin is in fact the truest GAA county of the lot.
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« Reply #516 on: September 12, 2018, 05:35:34 PM »
It doesn't say much for the strength of or supposed devotion to the GAA in other counties that after eight seasons where Dublin have been successful, the default reaction of people in other counties is to simply give up.

Makes you think Roddy Doyle might well have been correct when he said that GAA was just something people were interested in when there was no Premier League.

And that Dublin is in fact the truest GAA county of the lot.


Check attendance figures for the Kerry golden years.

Then check attendances from 1990-2010, when there were a handful of potential winners.

Then get you head around the face that this isnít anti-Dublin.

Attendances in GAA are directly related to competitiveness.

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« Reply #517 on: September 12, 2018, 05:42:51 PM »
Tyrone, after coming through the qualifiers, played 4 big games in 5 weekends. Then a final after that. There's a hell of a lot of families who couldn't keep up with that sort of thing.

Ticket prices are far too high. Forget the quality of football. For a lot of people, it come down to money.

This was the gig for Mayo families the last couple of years! Huge time and expense! But still we kept coming back and back. So what do the GAA do? They decide to add the Super 8 (i.e. two extra games) to the Championship to squeeze the last drop out of us. It was great that the Goose that was laying the golden egg over the last couple of years collapsed before the Super 8's this year. Served the f***ers right!

Weekly treks to Croke Park while the Dublin supporters had games on their doorstep. There was no asking them to go outside the pale to air their wares!

Home games all the way!

Anyway looks like Dublin will have the game all to itself anymore! Enjoy!

Meanwhile I'm looking at spending my money on guaranteed entertaining weekends with the Family.