Rugby's biggest Fans in numbers

Rugby’s biggest fans
– in numbers

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76 per cent of Irish people can name a favourite rugby personality

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56 per cent of Irish people describe themselves as rugby fans

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National captain Paul O’Connell was named Ireland’s favourite sports personality in a major 2017 survey

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A then-record crowd of 82,000 watched the 2009 European Cup Rugby semi-final at Croke Park

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The 2013 European Cup final, between two French clubs, drew capacity crowds to Lansdowne Road