All Ireland Hurling Championship 2018


#1788

You have a choice to enjoy the weather in places like Kinvara, Clifden, Salthill, Spiddal, Oughterard and Balinasloe and watch the match in a local hostelry or go to dumps like Drumcondra or Thurles. I’m amazed so many travel at all.


#1789

Galway fans outnumbered Kilkenny on both days, that 20k and 12-13k approx over both games. We also had twice the distance to go in both cases.


#1790

Well you missed the point here entirely. Galways hurling support (ie the countys second team) far outstrips the football support of cork, wexford and limerick. 15k at least on sunday was from galway, 20k at least in croker the week before. There was a good 10-15k galway fans in castlebar and roscommon. Show me a county that has a comparable level across two codes.


#1791

I remember attending the Clare-Galway AI QF in 2013 and the Galway crowd in attendance was shockingly low. I do understand that Galway has traditionally been a football county,when Limerick were going well in the football in the mid 2000s we were packing out the Gaelic grounds and bringing 10-15k down to Cork and Killarney for Munster finals now we can barely scrape a few hundred so obviously the point of no one wants to follow a losing team is spot on.


#1792

you couldn’t be following two teams all summer. Logistically it would be a nightmare.

trying to get away every weekend would have you divorced. I’ve to put in serious planning, replays in the hurling would fuck you up


#1793

You’d want to be fucking daft to pick a fight with @maroonandwhite in peak hurling season.


#1794

Of course people follow winning teams. I remember clare playing waterford a few years ago in thurles, two counties who love blowing on about their support base, and there was just over 8k at it.

Every county has bandwagoners but the hassle caused in travelling, repeatedly, can affect numbers. In my opinion the best supporters are cork and limerick hurling fans, mayo and roscommon football.


#1795

Name me another county in the country who are currently flying in both codes?


#1796

None, only us :muscle:

But that doesn’t disprove my point


#1797

Not getting thick btw I give massive credit to Galway for what they are doing up there in hurling and football at the minute.


#1798

never ever give them cunts an inch.

They should have been left above in Connaught bateing the shit of each other


#1799

Plus the cost of fucking diesel, but its only a few weeks and id rather be in there than not


#1800

sure a match these days costs a fortune, match ticket, transport, ateing, imbibing. probably 200 quid a go


#1801

A fair bit of cajoling and carrot-dangling required. Throw in a few kids and it must be a financial nightmare.


#1802

For one person??


#1803

25 quid ticket, 30 quid transport, 20 quid food, 80-100 quid pints, plus incidentals. Probably less to be fair, I treat them as a rare day out kid


#1804

20 fucking pints :astonished:


#1805

To Dublin ya would cost me say 60 for train,35-40 ticket,20 for grub and 50 for drink.Il drive Sunday to Thurles 25 quid ticket,40 for petrol(3 lads will chip in tenner each) 15 for food and tenner for 2 pints.


#1806

I wouldn’t drink 20 pints in a day out. Nowhere near it. I’d always drop 100 in a pub on a day out.

I don’t know where the fucking money goes.


#1807

You do realise, outside of Dublin anyways, that bartenders are obliged to give you change?