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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Was there only one fan in ruislip for carlow visit?

Kilkenny's departure from the Allianz Football League this year was regrettable, not least because it's sad to see any county not represented at the highest level. Still, Kilkenny won't be missed by the GAA's bean counters, as their average gate for their four home games last year was €220. However, Kilkenny didn't set the record for the lowest gate. That distinction went to London, whose game against Carlow in Ruislip last March returned receipts of €9. Was there only one paying customer? Surely not. And if that was the case he/she must feel hard done by at being asked to fork out. The lowest gates in the other divisions were as follows – Div 3: €745 (Tipperary v Offaly in Thurles). Div 2: €3,255 (Westmeath v Derry in Mullingar). Div 1: €5,903 (Laois v Armagh in Portlaoise).

Kilkenny's departure from the Allianz Football League this year was regrettable, not least because it's sad to see any county not represented at the highest level. Still, Kilkenny won't be missed by the GAA's bean counters, as their average gate for their four home games last year was €220. However, Kilkenny didn't set the record for the lowest gate. That distinction went to London, whose game against Carlow in Ruislip last March returned receipts of €9. Was there only one paying customer? Surely not. And if that was the case he/she must feel hard done by at being asked to fork out. The lowest gates in the other divisions were as follows – Div 3: €745 (Tipperary v Offaly in Thurles). Div 2: €3,255 (Westmeath v Derry in Mullingar). Div 1: €5,903 (Laois v Armagh in Portlaoise).

Irish Independent

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