Meath secured their second All Ireland Ladies Football title at Croke Park on Sunday in front of a crowd that exceeded expectation coming in at 46,440.
This was the third largest ever attendance for a Women’s sports event in Ireland and the largest for an All Ireland Final in Ladies Football that did not include Dublin.
The attendance in 2019, the last before Covid and its associated restrictions was 56,114 with the previous year seeing 50,141 see Dublin beat Cork to defend the title for their first time.
Both of those games were played in late September with the benefit of schools being back and club competitions in full swing as well so the number on Sunday stacks up very well.
The numbers tuning in to coverage of the game on TG4 have not yet been released but will be close enough one imagines to the peak of 347,400 and the overall share of 30 per cent that 2021 final attracted.
Laois fought off a late surge by Wexford to win the Intermediate title while Fermanagh and Down will go again in two weeks having played a draw in the Junior game.
Here are highlights of the Senior Game as broadcast on the GAA’s highlights channel on YouTube.