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We are drawing ever nearer to the end of the 2017 season in the League of Ireland. Cork City are runaway leaders in the Premier Division with the gap to second placed Dundalk an impressive seventeen points. The Lilywhites are another seven points ahead of Derry City in third. Waterford are seven points clear at the top of the First and, with only one promotion place up for grabs, has rendered a large portion of the remaining games in that tier dead rubber matches.  The only area of interest that remains is who will occupy the relegation places.

 

To date, based on the 240 fixtures played across the two divisions, 325,778 people have attended games in the League of Ireland. Well, maybe they have. Our figures are based on 203 official figures and 37 estimates. Our estimates are drawn from the best guesses from Extratime.ie reporters / officials / other journalists and must be taken with a healthy margin of error. We’d like to thank all the club officials that have provided numbers to us. They are greatly appreciated.

 

Of the 325,778 people (and at this juncture we will stop caveating that our figures include estimates), 283,331 of those went to Premier Division games which works out at an average of 1,921. The First Division managed 42,477, with is an average of 461.

 

Comparing to 2016, the Premier Division average is up over 30% (2016 – 1,471) whilst the First Division is slightly down (2016 – 477). Overall 2017 is on track to easily beat the 2016 totals. Instead of that becoming a headline, it is important to look at these figures club by club to get a feel for why the increase is happening and where. In the case of attendances, a rising tide does not lift all boats. Below we have looked at each club in isolation and compared their current season stats with that of the end of 2016 ones.

 

Before we go into the Club by Club information, here are a few of the facts and figures around this season’s League of Ireland attendances to date.

 

Highlights and Lowlights – The Facts and Figures

The total League of Ireland audience to date for 2017 is 325,778 across 240 games (203 official attendance figures and 37 estimates) with an average match crowd of 1,357.

 

In terms of overall crowds, Cork City’s total of 50,717 represents 15.5% of the total league attendance. Shamrock Rovers have seen 39,235 people turn their stiles with is 12% of the overall League of Ireland crowds. Dundalk (11.4%), Bohemians (7.7%) and Sligo Rovers (6.7%) make up the top five.

 

Athlone Town sit at the foot of this table with an attendance percentage of 0.5% of the overall. The First Division represents 12.9% of the attendances in the league but excluding Waterford, that drops to 7.8%.

 

As teams played a different number of home games, the average per game is a better measure and once again Cork City top the charts. They have an average gate of 4,226. Shamrock Rovers are next with 3,018 followed by Dundalk on 2,870. The top five is completed by Bohemians (1,943) and Limerick (1,702). The best of the First Division comes in at 7th – Waterford (1,527).

 

The best attended fixture to date was Cork City’s game against Dundalk in Turner’s Cross (6,746). Cork City feature in six of the top ten. Shamrock Rovers are involved in five.  

 

Clubs by Total /  Average Attendances 

Team Total Average
Cork City 50,717 4,226
Shamrock Rovers 39,235 3,018
Dundalk 37,313 2,870
Bohemians 25,257 1,943
Limerick FC 18,724 1,702
Sligo Rovers 21,780 1,675
Waterford FC 16,800 1,527
St. Patrick's Athletic 17,783 1,482
Derry City 17,700 1,475
Finn Harps 16,516 1,376
Galway United FC 14,336 1,195
Bray Wanderers 13,137 1,095
Drogheda United 10,833 833
Shelbourne 5,388 490
Cobh Ramblers 4,451 371
Cabinteely FC 4,139 345
Longford Town 3,707 337
Wexford FC 3,367 306
UCD 2,949 246
Athlone Town  1,646 150

 

Top Ten Fxtures

Cork City 2 1 Dundalk 6,746
Cork City 2 1 Bray Wanderers 5,361
Cork City 3 0 Derry City 5,275
Shamrock Rovers 2 1 Bohemians 5,220
Cork City 4 1 Shamrock Rovers 5,135
Dundalk 2 1 Shamrock Rovers 4,746
Cork City 4 1 Limerick FC 4,725
Shamrock Rovers 1 2 Bohemians 4,534
Shamrock Rovers 1 1 St Pats 3,925
Cork City 5 0 Drogheda Utd 3,844

 

CLUB BY CLUB (Estimates in RED) 

Athlone Town

At the start of the season, we managed to get official attendances but since May we have received none. From talking to reporters and photographers at the games, we can say the crowds have been on average 100 for the games since, but we do hope to get official numbers. Last year Athlone Town averaged 156 on the gate and this year based on a large volume of estimates we have it coming in as 150. Moving on….

Athlone Town 1 0 Waterford FC 326
Athlone Town 0 3 Longford Town 380
Athlone Town 1 4 Shelbourne 228
Athlone Town 3 3 Cabinteely FC 142
Athlone Town 1 0 Wexford FC 146
Athlone Town 2 1 Cobh Ramblers 100
Athlone Town 0 2 UCD 100
Athlone Town 1 6 Waterford FC 100
Athlone Town 2 2 Longford Town 100
Athlone Town 1 3 Shelbourne 100
Athlone Town 1 1 Cabinteely FC 100
Athlone Town 1 1 Wexford FC 150
      TOTAL  1,646
      AVERAGE 150


Bohemians

It’s been a strong year compared to 2016 for Bohemians. It was a decent year in 2016 with an average of 1,627 with the crowd numbers dropping sub 1,000 only twice, but this year they are averaging 1,943 with no sub 1,000 crowds. Dublin derbies and the visits of Cork City and Dundalk the highlights for the season gates so far.

Bohemians 1 4 Derry City 2,170
Bohemians 3 2 Bray Wanderers 1,505
Bohemians 1 1 Galway United FC 1,137
Bohemians 0 4 St. Patrick's Athletic 2,600
Bohemians 0 2 Cork City 2,214
Bohemians 2 0 Finn Harps 1,423
Bohemians 0 2 Shamrock Rovers 3,622
Bohemians 1 2 Limerick FC 1,305
Bohemians 0 0 Drogheda United 1,559
Bohemians 2 0 Sligo Rovers 1,800
Bohemians 0 1 Dundalk 2,404
Bohemians 0 1 Derry City 1,800
Bohemians 0 0 Bray Wanderers 1,718
      TOTAL  25,257
      AVERAGE 1,943

 

Bray Wanderers

It’s been quite a season for Bray Wanderers. I’m not going to go into any of it here but I will point to one interesting piece of information. In recent statements Bray bemoaned the lack of crowds going to the Carlisle Grounds. Having reviewed the last decade of Bray attendances, it would appear that this season, with an average attendance of 1,095, surpasses the ten previous. Now there are more games to play and that average could drop but as it stands it is lining up to be Bray’s best in a decade for the number passing through the turnstiles.

Bray Wanderers 5 3 Finn Harps 1,117
Bray Wanderers 2 1 Drogheda United 638
Bray Wanderers 0 1 Limerick FC 649
Bray Wanderers 1 0 Galway United FC 477
Bray Wanderers 4 2 Shamrock Rovers 2,225
Bray Wanderers 1 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,287
Bray Wanderers 1 2 Bohemians 1,193
Bray Wanderers 2 2 Sligo Rovers 772
Bray Wanderers 3 2 Derry City 799
Bray Wanderers 0 3 Dundalk 1,538
Bray Wanderers 0 2 Cork City 1,879
Bray Wanderers 2 3 Finn Harps 563
      TOTAL  13,137
      AVERAGE 1,095

 

Cabinteely

It’s Cabinteely’s third year in the league and having won many online fans with their promotional antics, the crowd numbers for the last two seasons have remained similar. They averaged 352 last year and this year they are at 345. No major highlights or lowlights re crowd numbers but they are 4th in the table which is a huge improvement from last and second last in the first two seasons.

Cabinteely FC 0 1 UCD 662
Cabinteely FC 2 0 Wexford FC 346
Cabinteely FC 4 1 Cobh Ramblers 378
Cabinteely FC 0 1 Shelbourne 502
Cabinteely FC 0 0 Waterford FC 569
Cabinteely FC 0 0 Longford Town 237
Cabinteely FC 2 0 Athlone Town 212
Cabinteely FC 3 3 UCD 188
Cabinteely FC 0 1 Wexford FC 137
Cabinteely FC 2 1 Cobh Ramblers 208
Cabinteely FC 1 0 Shelbourne 200
Cabinteely FC 1 1 Waterford FC 500
      TOTAL  4,139
      AVERAGE 345

 

Cobh Ramblers

If it was last season Cobh Ramblers would be preparing for a shot at promotion through a play-off but instead they are hoping to claw back seven points in the remaining games on Waterford United or else they will be condemned to another season in the First. Last season’s campaign averaged 403 on the gate and this season has mostly similar numbers but is slightly down for now with an average of 371. The games at the end of last season pushed up their average but with the one team up structure, this may not happen if the league is over as a contest.  

Cobh Ramblers 1 1 Wexford FC 320
Cobh Ramblers 1 1 Shelbourne 417
Cobh Ramblers 5 1 Athlone Town 312
Cobh Ramblers 1 0 UCD 354
Cobh Ramblers 2 0 Longford Town 350
Cobh Ramblers 2 0 Cabinteely FC 250
Cobh Ramblers 0 0 Waterford FC 650
Cobh Ramblers 1 0 Wexford FC 342
Cobh Ramblers 0 1 Shelbourne 350
Cobh Ramblers 3 1 Athlone Town 406
Cobh Ramblers 1 0 UCD 400
Cobh Ramblers 2 0 Longford Town 300
      TOTAL  4,451
      AVERAGE 371

 

Cork City

Cork City are strolling to the league title with 17 points between themselves and Dundalk in second. They are also leading the crowd figures too. Last season they averaged 2,533 in Turner’s Cross. As it stands this season they are averaging an incredible 4,226. The average figure is GREATER than the entire crowd totals amassed by clubs like Athlone Town, Cabinteely, Longford Town, UCD and Wexford across the season to date. To put it into clearer terms, one game in Turner’s Cross draws a crowd equivalent to almost an entire season of games for some other clubs. The best crowd of the season goes to Cork City too with 6,746 in attendance in March for the visit of Dundalk.   

Cork City 4 0 Galway United FC 3,335
Cork City 2 1 Sligo Rovers 2,722
Cork City 2 1 Dundalk 6,746
Cork City 3 0 Derry City 5,275
Cork City 2 1 Bray Wanderers 5,361
Cork City 5 0 Finn Harps 3,837
Cork City 5 0 Drogheda United 3,844
Cork City 4 1 Shamrock Rovers 5,135
Cork City 4 1 Limerick FC 4,725
Cork City 1 0 St. Patrick's Athletic 2,403
Cork City 2 1 Galway United FC 3,744
Cork City 0 1 Bohemians 3,590
      TOTAL  50,717
      AVERAGE 4,226

 

Derry City

It’s been many years since we got an official attendance from Derry City. No point lingering here. Our estimates are below. We will continue to request official figures.

Derry City 3 1 Dundalk 1,500
Derry City 4 0 Drogheda United 1,400
Derry City 2 3 Bray Wanderers 1,500
Derry City 0 2 Finn Harps 1,500
Derry City 1 1 Limerick FC 1,500
Derry City 2 2 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,500
Derry City 2 0 Bohemians 1,500
Derry City 3 1 Shamrock Rovers 1,500
Derry City 2 1 Galway United FC 1,500
Derry City 1 2 Cork City 1,500
Derry City 4 0 Sligo Rovers 1,400
Derry City 3 0 Limerick FC 1,400
      TOTAL  17,700
      AVERAGE 1,475

 

Drogheda United

It’s not been a good season for Drogheda United. They sit at the foot of the table six points adrift of second last and nine away from safety. It looks like they will go straight down after one season in the top flight. In the First Division last year they averaged 583, but despite their likely relegation, they have averaged 833 this season. Having only broken the 1,000 mark once last season in the final day clash with UCD, they have managed the feat four times this season.

Drogheda Utd 2 0 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,020
Drogheda Utd 1 4 Cork City 1,050
Drogheda Utd 0 1 Bohemians 772
Drogheda Utd 2 1 Shamrock Rovers 1,070
Drogheda Utd 1 1 Sligo Rovers 803
Drogheda Utd 2 2 Galway United FC 796
Drogheda Utd 0 0 Bray Wanderers 479
Drogheda Utd 0 0 Derry City 605
Drogheda Utd 0 6 Dundalk 1,691
Drogheda Utd 0 2 Limerick FC 600
Drogheda Utd 0 2 Finn Harps 564
Drogheda Utd 0 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 850
Drogheda Utd 0 1 Cork City 533
      TOTAL  10,833
      AVERAGE 833

 

Dundalk

It was always a lot to ask of Dundalk to match or emulate the 2016 season. With Cork City likely to take their crown and with an early European exit, 2017 has not compared to the highs previously experienced. Despite that, crowd numbers are better than last year, slightly. 2016 saw an average of 2,738 but this year they sit at 2,870. Like so many clubs, opening day was their best crowd with 4,746 in attendance for their win over Shamrock Rovers.

Dundalk 2 1 Shamrock Rovers 4,746
Dundalk 1 0 Limerick FC 3,286
Dundalk 3 0 St. Patrick's Athletic 2,675
Dundalk 3 1 Drogheda United 3,015
Dundalk 1 3 Bray Wanderers 3,031
Dundalk 2 0 Bohemians 2,848
Dundalk 4 0 Sligo Rovers 2,580
Dundalk 0 0 Derry City 2,369
Dundalk 0 3 Cork City 3,643
Dundalk 4 0 Finn Harps 2,037
Dundalk 2 0 Galway United FC 2,000
Dundalk 0 1 Shamrock Rovers 3,000
Dundalk 3 0 Limerick FC 2,083
      TOTAL  37,313
      AVERAGE 2,870

 

Finn Harps

Finn Harps are one of a number of teams exchanging nervous glances at the bottom three places on the Premier Division table. The sit fourth last, or safety, with a game in hand on those teams around them. Despite their league position, they have improved on last year’s crowds. 1,210 was their 2016 average but this year so far they have averaged 1,376 and have impressively only dropped below 1,000 twice. They dropped below nine times last season. Their best gate was in July for the visit of Derry City (2,890).  

Finn Harps 0 1 Cork City 1,845
Finn Harps 1 1 Galway United FC 1,022
Finn Harps 2 1 Sligo Rovers 1,751
Finn Harps 0 2 Dundalk 1,211
Finn Harps 0 2 Drogheda United 905
Finn Harps 0 3 Bray Wanderers 702
Finn Harps 3 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,583
Finn Harps 3 2 Limerick FC 1,288
Finn Harps 0 1 Shamrock Rovers 1,281
Finn Harps 2 1 Bohemians 1,038
Finn Harps 0 2 Derry City 2,890
Finn Harps 1 3 Galway United FC 1,000
      TOTAL  16,516
      AVERAGE 1,376

 

Galway United

Galway loiter on the brink of Premier Division departure as they sit in third from bottom. Last year we said they had a steady enough season with a steady enough crowd. The crowd is almost the same as last year but they will be in a dogfight to escape the drop. Last year’s average of 1,169 has been surpassed with 1,195 this year so far. Can the Tribesman and women get behind their side to help them maintain Premier Division survival? Time will tell. Like so many other clubs, the opening day crowd of 2,113 was their best of the season.

Galway United 0 1 Drogheda United 2,113
Galway United 1 2 Shamrock Rovers 1,051
Galway United 1 1 Sligo Rovers 891
Galway United 1 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,119
Galway United 2 1 Dundalk 1,317
Galway United 0 0 Derry City 723
Galway United 1 1 Cork City 1,231
Galway United 2 1 Finn Harps 1,009
Galway United 1 2 Bohemians 1,361
Galway United 1 2 Bray Wanderers 1,022
Galway United 3 1 Limerick FC 1,471
Galway United 4 1 Drogheda United 1,028
      TOTAL  14,336
      AVERAGE 1,195

 

Limerick

Like Waterford this year, Limerick provided a much needed boost to the average crowds in the First Division last year. Have they managed to maintain that into the Premier Division? Yes, yes they have. 1,133 was a strong average in the Premier Division last year so as a First Division side they were out performing many top tier teams. This year they have built on that. Averaging 1,702 in 2017, they almost broke 3,000 for the visit of Cork City and their lowest crowd (1,186 v Finn Harps) is better than their average crowd of last year.

Limerick FC 5 1 Sligo Rovers 2,357
Limerick FC 0 1 Bohemians 1,756
Limerick FC 1 1 Finn Harps 1,186
Limerick FC 0 3 Cork City 2,985
Limerick FC 3 0 Drogheda United 1,526
Limerick FC 1 1 Galway United FC 1,714
Limerick FC 1 1 Derry City 1,287
Limerick FC 0 3 Dundalk 1,669
Limerick FC 5 3 Bray Wanderers 1,447
Limerick FC 2 2 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,470
Limerick FC 0 0 Sligo Rovers 1,327
      TOTAL  18,724
      AVERAGE 1,702


Longford Town

Longford Town suffered the blow of relegation last season as they sank back into the murky depths of the League Of Ireland’s second tier. They were averaging a crowd of 488 in the Premier in 2016 and so far this year there has been a drop on that average. 337 is the average attendance for their eleven home games ranging from a low of 211 (Wexford) to a high of 430 (Shelbourne).

Longford Town 1 3 Cobh Ramblers 320
Longford Town 0 2 Cabinteely FC 321
Longford Town 0 0 Waterford FC 401
Longford Town 3 1 Shelbourne 430
Longford Town 3 1 Athlone Town 407
Longford Town 0 1 UCD 235
Longford Town 5 0 Wexford FC 211
Longford Town 2 1 Cobh Ramblers 229
Longford Town 1 0 Cabinteely FC 327
Longford Town 0 1 Waterford FC 426
Longford Town 1 3 Shelbourne 400
      TOTAL  3,707
      AVERAGE 337

 

Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers finished fourth last year and they lie in fourth place this year. In our summary piece at the end of last season in response to their season average crowd of 2,041 we said “Shamrock Rovers had the third best average in the league and only one of three clubs to surpass 2,000. Nevertheless the Tallaght based side will feel they can do better and improve on those numbers.” This season they now average an impressive 3,018 with both Dublin derby games against Bohemians surpassing 4,500. It has been a strong year for the attendances in Tallaght Stadium.

Shamrock Rvrs 2 1 Bohemians 5,220
Shamrock Rvrs 0 1 Derry City 3,251
Shamrock Rvrs 1 2 Cork City 3,045
Shamrock Rvrs 3 2 Finn Harps 2,510
Shamrock Rvrs 1 0 Sligo Rovers 2,641
Shamrock Rvrs 1 1 Limerick FC 2,570
Shamrock Rvrs 2 1 Dundalk 3,628
Shamrock Rvrs 2 0 Galway United FC 1,234
Shamrock Rvrs 2 0 Bray Wanderers 1,758
Shamrock Rvrs 1 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 3,925
Shamrock Rvrs 4 1 Drogheda United 2,047
Shamrock Rvrs 1 2 Bohemians 4,534
Shamrock Rvrs 0 2 Derry City 2,872
      TOTAL  39,235
      AVERAGE 3,018

 

Shelbourne

Another season in the First Division is on the cards for the Tolka Park based outfit. Last season they averaged a gate of 552. This season that has dropped to 490. Long gone are the days of European and League glory for the Reds. It’s almost 13 years ago to the day (11th August 2004) since Shels faced Deportivo in Lansdowne in front of 24,000 spectators with Champions’ League Group Stage football on the horizon for those daring to dream. The opening day gate of 779 for the visit of Longford Town remains the best of the season for the Reds.  

Shelbourne 0 0 Longford Town 779
Shelbourne 2 2 Waterford FC 422
Shelbourne 2 0 Wexford FC 465
Shelbourne 0 1 UCD 505
Shelbourne 0 1 Cobh Ramblers 474
Shelbourne 2 1 Athlone Town 417
Shelbourne 1 4 Cabinteely FC 473
Shelbourne 0 0 Longford Town 374
Shelbourne 1 1 Waterford FC 589
Shelbourne 1 2 Wexford FC 480
Shelbourne 1 1 UCD 410
      TOTAL  5,388
      AVERAGE 490


 

Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers currently sit in the relegation places as the spectre of First Division football looms as a very real threat for the Bit O’Red. Despite the league position, the crowds have grown stronger as the season progresses. As with many clubs, the opening day fixture tends to be a strong one, in Sligo’s case the best with 2,138 in attendance for the visit of Dundalk. After that, the crowds faltered, but since the midseason break they have been strong. The club average this season is 1,675 which is slightly down on 2016’s count of 1,752.

Sligo Rovers 0 4 Dundalk 2,138
Sligo Rovers 1 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,087
Sligo Rovers 3 2 Bray Wanderers 1,387
Sligo Rovers 2 0 Bohemians 1,586
Sligo Rovers 1 1 Derry City 1,827
Sligo Rovers 3 0 Limerick FC 1,427
Sligo Rovers 1 2 Cork City 1,583
Sligo Rovers 0 0 Finn Harps 1,876
Sligo Rovers 1 1 Galway United FC 1,679
Sligo Rovers 1 0 Shamrock Rovers 2,065
Sligo Rovers 1 1 Drogheda United 1,617
Sligo Rovers 1 1 Dundalk 1,720
Sligo Rovers 1 1 St. Patrick's Athletic 1,788
      TOTAL  21,780
      AVERAGE 1,675

 

St. Patrick’s Athletic

The Saints have had a difficult year on the pitch as they flirted with the relegation battle at the foot of the Premier Division. Despite that, the club have improved on their crowds so far this season compared with last.  1,097 was the average crowd last season but in 2017 the average is 1,482. Another positive is the attendances have only dipped below 1,000 once this season, whereas last season over half the games failed to come close to passing that mark. Dublin derbies continue to prove profitable with the visits of Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers recording the Saints best gates of the year.

St Pats 1 2 Bray Wanderers 1,722
St Pats 1 2 Finn Harps 895
St Pats 2 1 Shamrock Rovers 2,000
St Pats 0 2 Limerick FC 1,300
St Pats 0 3 Cork City 1,786
St Pats 2 0 Drogheda United 1,191
St Pats 1 1 Sligo Rovers 1,300
St Pats 0 2 Dundalk 1,436
St Pats 1 3 Bohemians 2,077
St Pats 1 1 Galway United FC 1,300
St Pats 2 1 Derry City 1,368
St Pats 3 1 Bray Wanderers 1,408
      TOTAL  17,783
      AVERAGE 1,482

 

UCD

No matter how well or badly the Students do, their gates seem to remain reasonably consistent. Last year they managed an average gate of 297 (however this was made up of a considerable number of estimates) and this year they have an average of 246. There are no outstanding fixtures to report on. The Students population in Belfield rarely breaks 400. Whilst the support may not be there for the club, they continue to churn out players that have left their mark on all the top clubs in the country. If you want to see some of the League of Ireland stars of the future, the Belfield Bowl has proven in the past the place to be.   

UCD 4 0 Shelbourne 382
UCD 0 2 Waterford FC 259
UCD 2 0 Longford Town 135
UCD 4 1 Athlone Town 145
UCD 2 2 Cabinteely FC 238
UCD 2 0 Wexford FC 172
UCD 0 1 Cobh Ramblers 153
UCD 1 2 Shelbourne 316
UCD 3 2 Waterford FC 369
UCD 0 0 Longford Town 200
UCD 4 0 Athlone Town 130
UCD 2 3 Cabinteely FC 450
      TOTAL  2,949
      AVERAGE 246

 

Waterford

What a difference less than a year can make. In October last year, the Blues had finished off a dire year for crowds at the RSC. They managed an average crowd of 277 with the opening day salvo of 720 their best attempt. This season, their lowest crowd has been 1,245 with an average of 1,527. In fact any combination of four games would easily beat their overall attendance count of 4,443 last season. Their best crowd of the season to date was surprisingly against Athlone Town with 1,932 coming to watch the current First Division league leaders.  

Waterford FC 3 0 Cabinteely FC 1,317
Waterford FC 2 0 Wexford FC 1,647
Waterford FC 2 1 Cobh Ramblers 1,675
Waterford FC 2 1 Athlone Town 1,932
Waterford FC 1 1 UCD 1,386
Waterford FC 1 0 Shelbourne 1,427
Waterford FC 1 0 Longford Town 1,294
Waterford FC 3 0 Cabinteely FC 1,245
Waterford FC 2 1 Wexford FC 1,508
Waterford FC 4 0 Cobh Ramblers 1,852
Waterford FC 3 1 Athlone Town 1,517
      TOTAL  16,800
      AVERAGE 1,527

 

Wexford

It hasn’t been the best of seasons for Wexford. They have played at home eleven times so far in the league and it has only yielded a single victory. With 16 points, they sit at the foot of the First Division. Last year, whilst in the Premier Division, they averaged a home gate of 569. This year that has dropped to 306. They have been within plus or minus 100 of their average all season with the exception of the visit of Waterford.  The Southeast derby drew a crowd of 517. Their lowest crowd of the season was against Longford Town with 212 in attendance.

Wexford FC 1 2 Athlone Town 323
Wexford FC 1 1 UCD 242
Wexford FC 0 0 Longford Town 212
Wexford FC 1 2 Cobh Ramblers 386
Wexford FC 1 1 Cabinteely FC 228
Wexford FC 0 1 Waterford FC 517
Wexford FC 1 0 Shelbourne 346
Wexford FC 2 2 Athlone Town 261
Wexford FC 0 0 UCD 289
Wexford FC 1 2 Longford Town 282
Wexford FC 0 2 Cobh Ramblers 281
      TOTAL  3,367
      AVERAGE 306