That applies equally if not more to LOI fans, it's not like LOI fans just stop watching all other football or anything but they've also got the extra card of LOI football to talk about.
How do most people not have the time? It's 2 hours ever second Friday night not every day. And it doesn't even impact on watching Premier league football.
Blackpool vs Peterborough would get nowhere near 6/7 hundred million viewers. Nothing strange in watching the match. Something strange in supporting one of them as if you were born and raised in the stadium shadow.
There's only so many people with a geographical connection to a specific team but everyone has a geographical connection to a team, that's the point of football. They're not genuine real fans.
The Springboks? The Wallabies? If yes, why aren't you watching your 'local' team ?
And can Leinster be your local team? Do you go to all of the AIL games on locally? Would you watch an AIL game before watching a Leinster game? An Ireland game ?
If no, why not? They are your local team...
Do you follow a football team?