2015 League of Ireland Attendances - The Story so far

Mon, Apr 27 2015

Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

92 games have played out in the League of Ireland to date. The following article bases its figures off 76 official attendances with 15 estimated.

 

Ten Gameweeks in, the opening weekend of the league remains the best week for people heading to watch Airtricity League football. Over the ten games, an average of 1,811 people attended each game. There was a steady decline in that average from Gameweek 1 until Gameweek 6 when the average picked up again (1,401). Gameweek 8 remains the lowest with 1,159 on average passing through the turnstiles.

 

But what of each club? Some clubs have improved, some have seen a steady drop off in attendances. There is a table at the bottom of this article outlining every attendance figure so far in the league with club totals, club averages, Gameweek totals and Gameweek averages.

 

130,218 people have attended the first ten Gameweeks. Cork City have provided 22,266 of that figure, followed by Shamrock Rovers (18,580) and Dundalk (16,256). On the other end of the scale, UCD have seen 1,086 over their first five home fixtures, with Wexford Youths managing 1,388.

 

Cork City’s average attendance of 4,453 tops the tables. In contrast UCD have an average attendance of 217. New boys Cabinteely have impressed with their attendances and sit 10th overall with an average of 1,052 and are the highest ranked First Division team. Finn Harps however have seen a steady rise in punters coming to their games and sit 11th overall.

 

Below is a full breakdown club-by-club of the Club Average attendance with their best and lowest attendance. The Club Ranking is based on the average attendance.

 

Cork City

Club Average: 4,453

Best Attendance: 6,900 (versus Dundalk)

Lowest Attendance: 2,511 (versus Longford Town)

Club Ranking: #1

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Shamrock Rovers

Club Average: 3,176

Best Attendance: 4,483 (versus St. Pats)

Lowest Attendance: 2,328 (versus Galway United)

Club Ranking: #2

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

Dundalk

Club Average: 3,251

Best Attendance: 3,749 (versus St. Pats)

Lowest Attendance: 2,693 (versus Galway United)

Club Ranking: #3

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Sligo Rovers

Club Average: 2,105

Best Attendance: 3,082 (versus Cork City)

Lowest Attendance: 1,723 (versus Bray Wanderers)

Club Ranking: #4

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Bohemians

Club Average: 1,836

Best Attendance: 2,451 (versus Pats)

Lowest Attendance: 1,488 (versus Galway United)

Club Ranking: #5

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Derry City

Club Average: 1,493

Best Attendance: 3,000 (versus Dundalk)

Lowest Attendance: 900 (versus Drogheda United)

Club Ranking: #6

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Galway United

Club Average: 1,575

Best Attendance: 2,254 (versus Derry City)

Lowest Attendance: 1,232 (versus Limerick)

Club Ranking: #7

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

St. Patrick's Ath

Club Average: 1,252

Best Attendance: 1,728 (versus Cork City)

Lowest Attendance: 942 (versus Derry City)

Club Ranking: #8

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

Longford Town

Club Average: 1,111

Best Attendance: 1,900 (versus Shamrock Rovers)

Lowest Attendance: 420 (versus Bray Wanderers)

Club Ranking: #9

No of Estimated Attendances: 2

 

Cabinteely FC

Club Average: 1,052

Best Attendance: 1,420 (versus Wexford Youths)

Lowest Attendance: 800 (versus Waterford United)

Club Ranking: #10

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

Finn Harps

Club Average: 831

Best Attendance: 964 (versus Shelbourne)

Lowest Attendance: 751 (versus Cabnteely)

Club Ranking: #11

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Bray Wanderers

Club Average: 807

Best Attendance: 1,200 (versus Shamrock Rovers)

Lowest Attendance: 350 (versus Cork City)

Club Ranking: #12

No of Estimated Attendances: 3

 

Drogheda United

Club Average: 750

Best Attendance: 1,226 (versus Bohemians)

Lowest Attendance: 574 (versus Limerick)

Club Ranking: #13

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Shelbourne

Club Average: 707

Best Attendance: 728 (versus Finn Harps)

Lowest Attendance: 676 (versus Wexford Youths)

Club Ranking: #14

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Limerick

Club Average: 577

Best Attendance: 920 (versus Bohemians)

Lowest Attendance: 354 (versus Derry City)

Club Ranking: #15

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Waterford Utd

Club Average: 506

Best Attendance: 565 (versus Athlone Town)

Lowest Attendance: 382 (versus Cobh Ramblers)

Club Ranking: #16

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

Athlone Town

Club Average: 386

Best Attendance: 710 (versus Wexford Youths)

Lowest Attendance: 269 (versus Cabinteely)

Club Ranking: #17

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

Cobh Ramblers

Club Average: 377

Best Attendance: 410 (versus Cabinteely)

Lowest Attendance: 347 (Wexford Youths)

Club Ranking: #18

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

Wexford Youths

Club Average: 347

Best Attendance: 536 (versus Waterford United)

Lowest Attendance: 211 (versus UCD)

Club Ranking: #19

No of Estimated Attendances: 1

 

UCD

Club Average: 217

Best Attendance: 387 (versus Shelbourne)

Lowest Attendance: 126 (versus Cobh Ramblers)

Club Ranking: #20

No of Estimated Attendances: 0

 

 

Team Name

G1

G2

G3

G4

G5

G6

G7

G8

G9

G10

Club Total

Club Average

Cork City

 

4,817

 

2,934

 

5,104

   

2,511

6,900

22,266

4,453

Shamrock Rovers

4,483

 

3,428

 

4,341

2,328

 

4,000

   

18,580

3,716

Dundalk

3,336

 

3,749

 

3,021

 

3,457

 

2,693

 

16,256

3,251

Sligo Rovers

3,082

 

2,163

2,230

 

1,723

   

1,327

 

10,525

2,105

Bohemians

 

1,488

 

1,893

   

1,510

2,451

   

7,342

1,836

Derry City

 

3,000

   

900

 

1,409

1,032

 

2,000

8,341

1,668

Galway United

2,254

 

1,375

 

1,251

 

1,762

1,232

   

7,874

1,575

St. Patrick's Ath

 

1,329

 

942

   

1,728

 

1,000

1,259

6,258

1,252

Longford Town

 

1,900

 

420

 

1,024

 

1,100

   

4,444

1,111

Cabinteely FC

1,420

 

1,186

 

800

 

800

     

4,206

1,052

Finn Harps

 

751

   

753

 

857

   

964

3,325

831

Bray Wanderers

973

 

1,421

 

350

 

500

 

1,200

400

4,844

807

Drogheda United

 

700

 

574

 

1,226

 

597

 

651

3,748

750

Shelbourne

728

     

718

 

676

     

2,122

707

Limerick

920

 

481

 

425

720

   

354

564

3,464

577

Waterford Utd

565

 

518

   

558

382

     

2,023

506

Athlone Town

 

340

     

710

 

269

 

225

1,544

386

Cobh Ramblers

352

 

347

   

410

 

400

   

1,509

377

Wexford Youths

 

536

   

211

   

391

 

250

1,388

347

UCD

 

387

200

   

204

 

169

 

126

1,086

217

Gameweek Total

18,113

15,248

14,868

8,993

12,770

14,007

13,081

11,641

9,085

13,339

131,145

 

Gameweek Av

1,811

1,525

1,487

1,499

1,277

1,401

1,308

1,164

1,514

1,334

1,425