Tuesday 26 September 2017

The GAA's biggest crowd-pullers

IS it any wonder the Leinster Council's financial gurus are disappointed any year that Dublin and Meath don't meet in the championship? The biggest draws in GAA have met 25 times in the provincial campaign since 1983, attracting a total attendance of 1,419,970 -- an average of 56,799 per game, WRITES MARTIN BREHENY.

2010: 60,035 (semi-final)

2009: 73,651 (quarter-final)

2007: 82,208 (quarter-final) -- replay

2007: 78,022 (quarter-final) -- draw

2005: 65,865 (quarter-final)

2002: 65,978 (semi-final)

2001: 66,275 (final)

1999: 56,315 (final)

1997: 62,342 (quarter-final)

1996: 55,182 (final)

1995: 62,998 (final)

1994: 50,172 (final)

1993: 53,164 (semi-final)

1991: 61,543 (1st round) -- 3rd replay

1991: 63,730 (1st round) --2nd replay (after extra-time)

1991: 60,960 (1st round) -- 1st replay (after extra-time)

1991: 51,144 (1st round) draw

1990: 53,847 (final)

1989: 56,839 (final)

1988: 42,302 (final)

1987: 48,122 (final)

1986: 43,763 (final)

1984: 56,061 (final)

1983: 24,383 (quarter-final) -- replay

1983: 25,069 (quarter-final)

Total: 1,419,970

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