Almost 500,000 people tuned into TG4 for yesterday’s All Ireland Ladies Football Finals in Croke Park, bringing their total viewership of ladies football games this year to 850,000.
476,000 people watched throughout the day as Limerick and Tyrone were crowned junior and intermediate champions respectively, with 179,000 of those tuning in especially to see Dublin’s commanding performance against Cork as they retained the Brendan Martin Cup for the first time in their history.
The match peaked just before the final buzzer, at 5.21pm, with 283,500 viewers. The game commanded a 23.7 percent share of women and a 29.5 percent share of men.
On Saturday night on TG4, a one-off special preview programme of Sunday’s finals, live from the Mansion House in Dublin, attracted a total of 128,000 viewers over its two-hour duration.
The television figures are the latest in a stream of good news for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) as a record-breaking crowd of 50,141 attended the finals in Croke Park.
TG4 Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha commended the effort of the LGFA to promote yesterday’s finals.
“As sponsor and TV broadcast rights holder, we would are very proud of what our partnership with the LGFA has achieved and I would like to congratulate the LGFA for a great season culminating in yesterdays record attendance of 50,141 spectators at Croke Park”.