Think it was about 5000. I'm all in favour of the double headers – would be great if it could happen with ladies team as well. Does a lot to promote the different codes, even if those who enjoy our Saturdays struggle with the early start
Very positive reaction from hurlers in local press this week, they think it's a major plus.
Side note – or maybe it's a big note – but isn't it amazing that Carlow and Westmeath are in Div 1 and a county like Kildare are way down the rankings. Maybe I'm missing something but I find it almost inexplicable that hurling is comparatively successful in Westmeath!
Suppose Meath are in the same boat. Michael Duignan went fundraising in Meath one time, and after giving some money, Gerry McEntee told him there should be no hurling in the county and they should focus exclusively on football.
It sounds mad... but think about it, Kilkenny do the reverse. They plough all the resources into one code which is why I think there's questions marks about their success similar to Dublin's. I mean Tipperary actually pay some respect to the overall GAA ethos by embracing both codes.
And before anyone starts, no I don't have any Tipp links.