Donegal’s replay with Monaghan in the Ulster SFC semi-final helped boost Ulster Council coffers, after the official attendances were released.
In their first meeting, both sides couldn’t be separated, before Donegal ran out deserving winners in the replay.
There was an increase in attendances during this year’s Ulster SFC, but that was due to the fact there was two replays.
As well as Donegal and Monaghan, Tyrone and Cavan also played out a draw when they first met in their Ulster SFC semi-final clash.
Without the two extra matches, attendances were down by over 6,000 from the previous season.
The total number of people who attended games in Ulster this summer was 171,329 – up from 140,118 in 2015. However, without the two replays, the total would have been 133,932 – a fall of over 6,000 from last year.
PRO Michael Geoghegan says Ulster Council would “have to be content with the figures”.Tags: