Cork legend Valerie Mulachy says that increasing the crowd numbers at other championship games is the next step towards evolving women's Gaelic football.

Dublin retained their All-Ireland senior crown after a gripping encounter with Cork in front of a record-breaking crowd of 50,141 spectators on Sunday, which was a jump of almost 4,000 compared with the attendance at last year's final.

Ten-time All-Ireland winner Mulcahy said that this is an exceptional feat for the sport, but would like to see bigger crowd numbers at other championship games throughout the season.

"I'd like to see the other matches getting more attendances," she told The Sunday Game.

"It's great to have a massive crowd at the final but if you look at other championship matches, there's few at them.

"Personally, I think going with the double headers... it worked really well this year with the men's games and ladies games.

"You're essentially asking the same people who have an interest in both [to go to to the same game]. If you can get them in the one venue and make more of a community of it, I think that would really help things."

Denise Masterson, Dublin's 2010 All-Ireland winning captain, agreed and referred to Dublin's experience of playing some of their National League games in Croke Park earlier this year.

"It was huge to get a couple of their league matches in Croke Park and to get double headers with the men," she said. 

"I also think with the 50,000 [at the All-Ireland final], when it's getting that kind of exposure and people see it. The standard is showing such improvement all the time and I think the interest will pick up then accordingly.

"But it's so important that we start seeing these numbers at semi-finals and quarter-finals as well."