Sunday 20 August 2017

Despite bleak weather, 2016 TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Football Finals breaks attendance record

25 September 2016; A general view of the record crowd during the Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final match between Cork and Dublin at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile
25 September 2016; A general view of the record crowd during the Ladies Football All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final match between Cork and Dublin at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Whether a Cork fan, Dublin fan or simply a sports fan, history was made at the TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Football Finals on Sunday. Not only did we see #SeriousSupport; but 34,445 examples to be exact.

The attendance, which defied some terrible weather that also marred the quality of the game, was also a record 34,445, breaking the 33,000 mark that attended the 2001 final.

The history-books will give the hard statistics; that this was Cork’s first six in-a-row and their 11th title in 12 years, and that this victory brought them level with Kerry’s famous team of the 1980s as joint table-toppers on the senior honours list.

Once again ‘Ladies Day’ at Croke Park provided a treble-header of games which were full of twists and drama right to the final whistle, a fitting end to a particularly thrilling 2016 ladies football season.

TG4 All- Ireland Senior Final

Cork 1-7 Dublin 1-6

TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final

Kildare 1-13 Clare 1-12

TG4 All-Ireland Junior Final

Longford 4-10 Antrim 1-12

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