Sporting Weekend in Numbers

Each Monday we look back on some of the commercial elements of the sporting weekend through the prism of numbers…


The aggregate number of fane through the turnstiles at Croke Park on Sunday to see the AIB Camogie All Ireland Club Finals.

That is a record in itself and came on a day when the games were streamed live for the first time as well.

Slaughtneil from Derry emerged as winner of the senior title and their men will try to emulate them on St Patrick’s Day when they play in the Senior Club Football final.

The team play with the motto ‘Ní neart no cur le chéile’ on their shirts.  It means ‘No strength without unity’ fitting for the Northern Ireland politicians as they negotiate the future of the Stormont Assembly after last week’s elections.


The number of competitors taking part in the Gymnastics Ireland National Series event at the National Indoor Arena over the weekend


The prizemoney won by Shane Sweetnam on Sunday for landing the Grand Prix event at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Palm Beach.

He was also part of the Ireland team that won the FEI Nations Cup the previous night.




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