Are you watching the match?
RESEARCH by Maximum Media Network shows that 71pc of Irish men watch up to four sports matches a week on TV. Support is not all couch or bar-stool. 33% attend games up to three times a month. 43% of the 3,100 poll claim they play competitive sport regularly. Soccer (46%) is ahead of rugby (20%), hurling (13% and Gaelic football (8%) as the sports most watched. The Conor McGregor effect has MMA in the top 5 at 6%.