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    Quote Originally Posted by nr637 View Post
    Delighted for Finn Harps who are "punching above their weight" as we are constantly being told!

    Their biggest problem is competing against the "full-time" setups on offer at Sligo Rovers & Derry City in their area, being more attractive for players and youngsters showing potential!

    You have got to Love Ollie Horgan, great character and a soccer legend!
    Met him at our cup game v UCD , a gentleman and a credit to Harps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel-harps1954 View Post
    Strabane is just as close to Derry. Many Strabane folk would support Derry.
    There is definitely more of a link and affinity between Strabane and Derry than there is Strabane and Ballybofey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redarmyfaction View Post
    It's a bit further to Derry but the Strabanonians are up for grabs for both clubs, it's a bit more Gah cuntra but you also have another 3K or so in the Donegal/Lahey Metro area which is a similar handy run over the Stacks, black ice allowing. Anyway the point being there is significant urban populations in the area of which BY/SR is the centre for FH to draw from. I know there were some pushing for a move to LK rather than SR for the new ground but the counter argument was that it would have a negative on crowds from other towns all of who might not be that fond of LK.
    Where did you get the idea that Strabane is GAA country ? Maybe in Tyrone overall, but football is stronger in Strabane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Where did you get the idea that Strabane is GAA country ? Maybe in Tyrone overall, but football is stronger in Strabane.
    I didn't, where did you get the idea I did?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    There is definitely more of a link and affinity between Strabane and Derry than there is Strabane and Ballybofey.
    Where did you get this idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redarmyfaction View Post
    I didn't, where did you get the idea I did?.
    Because you literally said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by redarmyfaction View Post
    Where did you get this idea?
    The fact you have to ask this shows that you don't understand the areas concerned as well as you seem to think you do

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    258,000 was the population of County Galway (including the city) at last census. You could make the argument that parts of the county eg Clifden, Woodford, Portumna, are so far away from Eamonn Deacy Park that they are outside the catchment area of Galway United. Conversely, areas of North Clare and South Mayo are not as far from Galway city, 250,000 could be estimated as the population of the catchment area of the club.

    1,673,000 overseas visitors came to Galway in 2017; a further target market for potential supporters. Even getting 1% of these people to attend a football game would result an increase of over 1,000 supporters per home match for the club. Galway United are seriously underachieving when it comes to a support base; should be attracting an average 2,000 people per match regardless of division or form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatYerGreens View Post
    Because you literally said it
    Learn to read you don't understand the English language quite as well as you think you do, punctuation is significant to meaning, I said the Donegal/Lahey area was GAA country and I offer as proof of this that Donegal has its victory parades there despite the money grubbing attentions of Letterkenny COC, where as you are pullings opinions out of your asre just to contradict mine it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Dunne View Post
    258,000 was the population of County Galway (including the city) at last census. You could make the argument that parts of the county eg Clifden, Woodford, Portumna, are so far away from Eamonn Deacy Park that they are outside the catchment area of Galway United. Conversely, areas of North Clare and South Mayo are not as far from Galway city, 250,000 could be estimated as the population of the catchment area of the club.

    1,673,000 overseas visitors came to Galway in 2017; a further target market for potential supporters. Even getting 1% of these people to attend a football game would result an increase of over 1,000 supporters per home match for the club. Galway United are seriously underachieving when it comes to a support base; should be attracting an average 2,000 people per match regardless of division or form.
    The football tourists (or tourists taking in a football match) should be a market worth chasing given the tourist numbers in Galway. we regularly have groups at games at Dalymount and it is something that has been encouraged by advertising matches around the city (temple bar etc). they also tend to spend a few bob in the shop/bars.
    I understand shams have also seen decent numbers of tourists visiting games in the SDCC stadium. Not sure if its as big a thing with other clubs.


    Definately something we will be developing if we ever get to Dalymount Nua, as there would be great potential (especially with a football museum included in the proposal) to attract tourists.
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    We get quite a lot of Tourists as well, i think people come to Dublin and decide to go to a match (much like i would when abroad).
    Depends where they are staying after that and who is at home.
    4 Dublin teams in the premier next year so visitors should have plenty of choice.
    Will be interesting when Bohs move to Tolka does it impact on tourist numbers , my guess would be no as it will still be convenient for people staying in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    We get quite a lot of Tourists as well, i think people come to Dublin and decide to go to a match (much like i would when abroad).
    Depends where they are staying after that and who is at home.
    4 Dublin teams in the premier next year so visitors should have plenty of choice.
    Will be interesting when Bohs move to Tolka does it impact on tourist numbers , my guess would be no as it will still be convenient for people staying in town.
    I suspect it will have a negative impact as the 'home of Irish football' thing is a selling point for Dalymount. also depends on the atmosphere generated at Tolka as we have had a lot o 'word of mouth' positive feedback on Dalymount visits.
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    i honestly doubt many tourists to Ireland know anything about "the home of Irish football" or those coming to Tallaght know we are "Ireland's most successful football club" id say most just go to see a game while they are in town.
    If the number drops off while you are in Tolka i guess you will be shown to be right.
    The museum assuming it happens will increase the attraction big time and may deliver more in the long run who decide to visit the museum and stay for a match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbgawa View Post
    i honestly doubt many tourists to Ireland know anything about "the home of Irish football" or those coming to Tallaght know we are "Ireland's most successful football club" id say most just go to see a game while they are in town.
    If the number drops off while you are in Tolka i guess you will be shown to be right.
    The museum assuming it happens will increase the attraction big time and may deliver more in the long run who decide to visit the museum and stay for a match.
    As ever its promoting it, whether that be 'most successful club' or 'Home of Irish football', to be fair both clubs have put flyers up around town etc and there is no doubt have gained some visitors for it. there is undoubtedly a market for it and letting tourists know there is a match on is generally a good place to start !

    The idea of a museum in the new Dalymount is a good one and hopefully will attract people to the stadium hat otherwise might not visit.With decent facilities, bar, restaurant etc and LUAS stopping close by we should hopefully be able to keep them there to enjoy the match (on derby nights they can have their picture taken with the POU ).
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