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Box office: 1.4 million of us tuned in to the All-Ireland football final yesterday

Donegal’s win over Mayo was the only show in town yesterday, RTÉ have revealed.

The teams parade before the game yesterday.
The teams parade before the game yesterday.
Image: Inpho

CROKE PARK WAS full of thousands of Gaelic football fans as Donegal won their second All-Ireland SFC title yesterday.

But the rest of us were happy enough to watch in front of the telly as Mayo came up short once again.

RTÉ have announced that almost 1.4 million viewers tuned in to the action from Jones’ Rd.

“Despite a determined attempts by Mayo,” the station says in a statement. “Donegal kept their early lead to claim their first title in 20 years with an average of 960,500 people watching full coverage of the game including post-match analysis and reviews with RTÉ’s panelists Pat Spillane, Joe Brolly and Colm O’Rourke.”

Those online also tuned in with 43,000 streams launched within the island of Ireland.

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