491,000 tuned into the ladies’ football finals

The Kerry ladies are introduced to the public at Fitzgerald Stadium

Despite the miserable weather, the Kerry ladies received a warm welcome from supporters when they arrived back to Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney on Monday night following their All-Ireland final appearance the previous day.

Mayor of Kerry, Cllr John Francis Flynn, Education Minister Norm Foley, Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and Cathaoirleach of the Kenmare Municipal District, Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen, were there to formally welcome them.

Selfie: Mayof of Kerry Cllr John Francis Flynn enjoying the fun at the homecoming with Education Minister Norma Foley and Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen, Mayor of the Kenmare Municipal District

Earlier, the players and backroom team were welcomed in Castleisland where Cllr Bobby O’Connell told them that their heroics in Croke Park were every bit as impressive as the male footballers.

According to official TAM Ireland figures, 491,000 tuned into TG4’s coverage of the ladies’ football finals on Sunday with an average audience of 204,900 people watching the live broadcast of the senior final between Kerry and Meath.  

The match had a 30.6 per cent share of viewing among individuals with viewing peaking at 5.10pm with 279,800 viewers as Meath closed in on the two-in-a-row to retain the Brendan Martin Cup.  

46,400 attended the match in person in Croke Park on Sunday.

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