The NFL has 32 teams covering one team for every 10 million. Ireland has 4 pro teams for a population of 6 million.
The NRL, like rugby here, has a team for every 1.5m of the population.
I could go on…
The League of Ireland has over 20 clubs vying to be in the top domestic tier of Irish soccer. Those clubs combined barely beat one of the Irish rugby provinces annual paid home attendance. In the real world, we all know who has the problem here. Hope you enjoy watching your home teams of Celtic and Chelsea this weekend.