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Ladies Football Club Final Viewing Figures Show Increased Interest In Sport

The viewing figures are out from the TG4 televised All-Ireland ladies football senior club final which saw Cora Staunton and Carnacon secure the title, earning a narrow win over Mourneabey of Cork.

The game saw Staunton earn an incredible tenth All-Ireland medal between her club and county haul. This came after the Mayo club, who were only formed in 1986, won a 16th Connacht title.

According to ladiesgaelic.ie, the fans tuned in in big numbers to see this historic success.

The senior decider at Parnell Park between newly-crowned champions Carnacon (Mayo) and Cork outfit Mourneabbey was watched by an average of 76,000 viewers.

The broadcast reached 218,000 people and took a 9.5% share of viewing, making it the highest-rating programme aired on TG4 last week.

TG4 told the LGFA that this figure off 76,000 matches the average viewers the station gets when showing county finals in October.

Also on Sunday, the intermediate club final was streamed by the Irish language station on their YouTube page.

This, too, proved to be a success as TG4 continue to use that platform for games that they do not show live on the television.

And it has been revealed that the clash between winners Dunboyne of Meath and Cork opponents Kinsale generated 4,222 views on the Spórt TG4 YouTube channel.

This is the second highest number of YouTube streams for a Ladies Football fixture this year, second only behind the TG4 Ulster final between Donegal and Monaghan in July (4,340).

With these numbers, ladies football is ever growing and the more games the LGFA can get on television, the more the game will continue to grow.

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