It was a bumper day of camogie action at Croke Park on Sunday as the All-Ireland senior, intermediate and junior deciders were all down for decision.

There was a concerted effort from the Camogie Association to break the 25,000 barrier attendance wise and they came mighty close.

In 2016 20,037 came to HQ for the finals, in 2017 it crept up to 20,438, and last year 21,467 came through the gates.

Yesterday 24,730 were present to witness an action-packed afternoon and it was more positive evidence that the game is reaching more people, particularly younger supporters.

The Sunday Game panel reflected on the crowd and the work being done to ensure the game continues ot flourish.

"It has evolved," said former Wexford star Kate Kelly.

"You have 25,000 there, the three games televised. It's a big day for ladies in Croke Park. To give the likes of Kerry, Westmeath and those teams the opportunity to play in Croke Park and go up the steps of the Hogan is huge."

Cyril echoed that, and predicted the attendance figures will continue to mushroom.

"It's going to grow. To be fair to Camogie Association, they had a blitz on on Saturday as well, there was a  team from every county. The big thing is, they're getting their day in Croke Park. It's getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

"I can see the day coming down the line where there'll be 35,000 or 40,000 at the camogie All-Ireland finals. They are going the right way."

Kilkenny's All Star-winning defender Elaine Aylward added: "To get your opportunity to parade around Croke Park on All-Ireland final day at 14 years of age is a massive experience.

"To have a weekend of camogie and ladies sport in Croke Park like that is massive."