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Record Numbers for Ladies Football Finals on TG4

 

TG4’s coverage of the TG4 Ladies Football Championships culminated yesterday with the live broadcast of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Finals from Croke Park.  A new record was set yesterday with 56,114 people in attendance; the largest-ever attendance to date at Croke Park for Ladies Football, up from 50,141 in 2018.

According to official TAM Ireland figures, the TV viewership also made a huge impact. In all, 666,000 tuned into TG4’s coverage of finals day yesterday, with an average audience of 252,500 people watching the live broadcast of the Senior Final between Dublin and Galway a rise of over 70,000 viewers from the 2018 Ladies Football Final.  This is the second highest viewing figure for a Ladies’ final on TG4 since it first started to broadcast the games back in 2001.

The match took a 30% share of viewing among individuals, making TG4 comfortably the most popular channel in Ireland yesterday afternoon.  Viewing peaked at 5.19pm with 358,400 viewers as Dublin closed in on the three in a row to retain the Brendan Martin Cup.

TG4 Director General Alan Esslemont says ‘TG4 is extremely proud of our partnership with the LGFA and Lidl.  Women’s sport is a central pillar of TG4 audience strategy for many years and it is wonderful to see the profile now being given to these world-class sportswomen.  We are proud partners in the 20 x 20 Women in Sport campaign and are extremely proud that TG4’s women’s sport alliance with Ladies Football will indeed be 20 in 20. We are already looking forward to marking the lead up our twentieth anniversary with a flourish, both on-screen and with events in the community in Ireland and abroad.’

Ladies Gaelic Football Association President, Marie Hickey, said“We are very fortunate that TG4 continue to be our Championship sponsors and broadcast our games, not just nationally, but to a worldwide audience. I extend a heartfelt thanks to Alan Esslemont and all of the team at TG4, as we reflect on another record-breaking Sunday. It’s now full steam ahead for the 2020 season, a year that will mark the 20th of our long-standing partnership. The #ProperFan hashtag was trending heavily throughout TG4 All-Ireland Final Sunday and the viewership figures are reflective of our sport’s growing popularity.” 

Lá Stairiúil do TG4 agus Peil na mBan inné

 

Lá stairiúil a bhí ann inné do Pheil na mBan agus críoch spleodrach le clúdach TG4 ar na cluichí ceannais sóisir, idirmheánach agus sinsir ar Pháirc an Chrócaigh.  D’fhreastail, 56,114 duine ar an gcraobh inné, an lucht freastail is airde riamh ag Cluichí Ceannais Pheil na mBan, ardú ar an 50,141 a bhí i láthair in 2018.

De réir figiúirí féachana ó TAM Ireland, d’fhéach 666,000 duine ar chluichí ceannais peile na mban inné ar TG4, agus bhí meán lucht féachana 252,500 ag féachaint ar chraoladh beo chluiche na sinsear idir Áth Cliath agus Gaillimh, ardú 70,000 ar an meán ó 2018. Is é seo an dara cluiche is mó lucht féachana ó thosaigh TG4 ag craoladh cluichí Peile na mBan sa bhliain 2001.
Bhí 30% den lucht féachana ag an am ag féachaint ar an gcluiche ceannais, agus ba é TG4 an cainéal ba mhó a raibh daoine ag féachaint air in Éirinn tráthnóna inné.  Ag 5:19pm i dtreo dheireadh an chluiche a bhí an lucht féachana ba mhó ag an mbeochraoladh agus 358,400 duine ag féachaint ar Áth Cliath ag tabhairt Corn Bhreandáin Uí Mháirtín leo don tríú bliain as a chéile.

Deir Alan Esslemont, Ard-Stiúrthóir TG4, ‘Tá TG4 thar a bheith bródúil as an gcomhpháirtíocht atá aige leis an LGFA agus le Lidl.  Tá spórt na mban lárnach i straitéis TG4 le blianta fada agus cuireann an t-ardú próifíle atá faighte ag peileadóirí mná an LGFA go náisiúnta gliondar ar ár gcroí.  Tá muid thar a bheith bródúil go bhfuil muid páirteach san fheachtas 20 x 20.  I 2020 beidh muid ag ceiliúradh fiche bliain de Chraobh Pheil na mBan ar TG4 agus tá muid ag súil go mór leis!’

Deir Marie Hickey Uachtarán Chumann Pheil na mBan “Tá an t-ádh orainn go bhfuil TG4 ag leanúint lena urraíocht ar Chraobhchomórtas Pheil na mBan, agus go gcraoltar ár gcluichí, ní hamháin go náisiúnta ach go hidirnáisiúnta, chuig lucht féachana domhanda ar sheinnteoir TG4.  Glacaim buíochas ó chroí le Alan Esslemont agus Foireann TG4 trí chéile, agus curiarracht nua bainte amach againn inné i bPáirc an Chrócaigh.  Táimid ag tabhairt aghaidh cheana féin ar shéasúr 2020, bliain ina ndéanfar ceiliúradh ar 20 bliain den chomhpháirtíocht idir TG4 agus Cumann Pheil na mBan.  Bhí an #clib #Properfan ag treochtáil le linn na gcluichí ceannais Dé Domhnaigh, agus léiríonn na figiúirí ar an lucht féachana an tóir atá ar chluichí peile na mban’.

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