2018 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours launched
All-Ireland winners Barney Rock and Damien Fitzhenry today launched this year’s Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series at Croke Park. They will be joined by a star-studded line-up of Football and Hurling greats who will host exclusive tours of Croke Park stadium and museum over the summer.
As well as Rock and Fitzhenry, GAA legends including: Graham Geraghty (Meath), Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry), Joe Deane (Cork), Johnny Dooley (Offaly), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone) and Jackie Tyrell (Kilkenny) will reflect on the defining moments of their careers, in the surrounds of Croke Park during the tour series which begins on Saturday, June 9th.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the GAA Museum, and throughout the summer months, fans will be offered the chance to relive memorable moments in Croke Park’s history, experiencing the highs and lows from the player’s perspective.
Managing Director (interim) at Bord Gáis Energy, Mark Prentice said: “We’re delighted to continue our support of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series this summer, celebrating the impact these great players have had during their careers, and giving fans the opportunity to share in their unique experiences. With a wealth of All-Star and Senior Inter-county All-Ireland medals shared among the hosts of this year’s series, I have no doubt guests will revel in joining these legends as they revisit their illustrious careers throughout this year’s series.
Our sponsorship of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series completes the trio of partnerships we’re involved in with the GAA and through the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to offer our customers unmissable experiences throughout the season, including complimentary places on each of this year’s tours. There will also be two additional tours which will be available exclusively to our Rewards Club members that will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Niamh McCoy, Director at the GAA Museum added: “The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours are always a highlight of the GAA Museum season and this year we’re looking forward to them more than ever.
“As we celebrate our 20th birthday, we are welcoming back some of our favourite legends from previous years and we’re also lucky to have a number of new Gaelic games superstars taking part in the series. I’d encourage any GAA fan who has never experienced one of these unique tours to check out the incredible line up and come along.”
Two-time All-Star Damien Fitzhenry starred in goal when Wexford last won the Liam MacCarthy Cup in the 1996 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final. Barney Rock famously lifted Sam Maguire when Dublin defeated Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final in 1983, winning the first of his three consecutive All-Stars, that year.
The forthcoming 2018 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park are as follows:
• Saturday 9th June – Graham Geraghty (Meath)
• Saturday 30th June - Damien Fitzhenry (Wexford)
• Saturday 14th June – Aidan O’Mahony (Kerry)
• Saturday 28th July – Joe Deane (Cork)
• Saturday 29th July – Johnny Dooley (Offaly)
• Saturday 11th August – Barney Rock (Dublin)
• Sunday 12th August –Sean Cavanagh (Tyrone)
• Saturday 18th August - Jackie Tyrell (Kilkenny)
• Saturday 1st September - TBC
All Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours include a trip to the GAA Museum, which is home to many exclusive exhibits, including the official GAA Hall of Fame. Booking is essential as the tours sell out quickly.
For more booking and ticket information about the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series this summer visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum. Bord Gáis Energy customers have exclusive access to these once-in-a-life-time tours through the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club.