Infographic: GAA fans reveal what they would and wouldn’t do for All-Ireland success 8 years ago

Infographic: GAA fans reveal what they would and wouldn’t do for All-Ireland success

How many Mayo fans would give up €5,000 for Sam and what percentage of Laois supporters wouldn’t shave all summer if it meant they’d win the All-Ireland?

For the vast majority of football playing counties, success is a rare, and sometimes non-existent, pleasure. As the Saw Doctors memorably put it ‘to win just once’ is the dream of many fans, and Ulster Bank set out to find just how far fans would go to see their county win the big one; Sam Maguire.

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So they polled over 2,000 people and asked them things like ‘would you give up €5,000 to see your team win the All-Ireland?’ And while only 30 per cent of success gorged Kerry fans would, a whopping 64 per cent of Sam-starved Mayo fans would.

Other nuggets of info unearthed by the survey include the fact that 100 per cent of Laois fans, male and female, would give up shaving for the summer if it meant winning Sam while all Donegal and Longford fans polled would cut short a holiday to watch their team in an All-Ireland.

They also asked which TV pundit they would like to sit beside for the game. No prizes for guessing who won, though we doubt he got many votes from Tyrone…

Ulster Bank GAA infographic

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 The survey is all part of Ulster Bank's Best Fan initiative, with great prizes for those who get involved. To find out more, just click here.