Clubs to avail of Complimentary Tickets for All Ireland Club Finals
The GAA are to offer four complimentary tickets to every GAA club in Ireland for the AIB All Ireland Club Finals at Croke Park on March 17th. The tickets are intended for use by club members in recognition of the voluntary commitment that has sustained the Association over the years. In order to obtain the tickets clubs have been asked to contact their County Secretaries who will ensure their distribution to the clubs in their respective counties.
Mr Nickey Brennan, President of the GAA said: "In recent years, we have explored ways to make the March 17th finals a more appropriate celebration of the contribution of our clubs to the Association. In this context, the stadium hosts the finals of the Seachtain na Gaeilge club quiz on St Patricks Day, club members are honoured in Croke Park for their contribution through the Presidents Awards scheme and we offer an opportunity to some of our Scór winners to perform as part of the overall entertainment on the day." He continued: "This year, we intend to take this theme a step further and are offering four complimentary tickets to every GAA club in the country."
He said the initiative was a small gesture to the broader membership in recognition of the support provided for Gaelic Games over the years and said he hoped it would be the first of many opportunities for the Association nationally to express their appreciation of volunteers in a practical manner.
The Club finals in Croke Park on St Patricks day will feature Portumna and Birr in the hurling final at 2pm and Nemo Rangers playing St Vincents of Dublin at 3.45pm in the football decider.
06-Mar-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO