Sunday’s Liberty Insurance All Ireland Camogie Final drew a peak audience of 323,400 to the coverage on RTÉ2.
The national public service broadcaster devoted six hours of liver coverage to Croke Park with peak audiences of 247,500 for the Westmeath win in the Intermediate Final and 138,600 for the Premier Junior Final which was being shown live for the first time.
The audience for the senior final had an average of 254,800 viewers tuned in representing an audience share of 32.4 per cent in line with last year.
The number watching the Intermediate Final was well ahead of last year but a technical issue with sound on RTÉ 1 and 2 HD Channels delivered through the sky platform will have had a dampening effect on maintaining that growth for the Senior final.
The quality of the game though, and the near 25,000 crowd that turned up to watch the game live provide a good base for further growth in 2020 and represent a very positive overall weekend for the sport.
The winning Galway team paid the traditional visit to Temple Street Children’s Hospital yesterday before heading West of the Shannon for a homecoming with fans.
Galway will bid for an historic double on Sunday when they take on Dublin in the final of the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Championship. Cork are the only county to have ever secured both Championships in the one season.
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