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Today's All-Ireland football finals were biggest women's event in Europe this year

31,083 was the official attendance in HQ.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Updated 17.35

MORE THAN 31,000 fans turned out for the All-Ireland ladies football finals — setting a new European attendance record.

With an official crowd of 31,083 in Croke Park, the triple-header is now the biggest women’s sporting event in Europe this year.

Louth and Waterford lifted the junior and intermediate titles before Éamonn Ryan’s sensational Cork side beat Dublin to clinch another five-in-a-row and their 10th All-Ireland title.

The European record was previously held by the Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Notts County which drew 30,710 to Wembley in August.

“It is a wonderful achievement and says an awful lot about what Irish people feel about women in sport and the regard in which they’re held,” LGFA President Marie Hickey said.

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