Tuesday 25 October 2016

Bid to break attendance record at ladies' All-Ireland in Croker

Lindsey Davey
Lindsey Davey

AS the ladies' All-Ireland Football Final nears, the GAA have thrown down the gauntlet to supporters in a bid to make the game the best-attended women's sporting event in Europe.

Ladies' Gaelic Football Association president Marie Hickey wants to see the number of supporters in Croke Park this Sunday exceed 30,710 people, the number that attended the Women's FA Cup in Wembley.

The figure is an achievable target for the Dublin and Cork ladies who drew some 27,000 people to Croke Park last year for the final.

"We have some of the best players in any sport playing our game and some that will be remembered in history as trailblazers and barrier breakers," Ms Hickey said.

People who attend the game will be "more than entertained" as the two rivals meet again on the field, she promised.

In the Jackies camp there is a sense of optimism that this year they will have hoards of supporters cheering them on.

"It's an achievable target and it would be great if we get the support," Dublin captain Lyndsey Davey said.

Tickets are on sale now from www.tickets.ie.

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