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All-Ireland Weekend at the GAA Museum

2nd September 2012


The GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship Final reaches its climax at Croke Park this coming weekend, as Leinster champions Galway take on current All-Ireland title holders Kilkenny in what should prove to be a thrilling encounter.

If you are in Dublin for the final, the GAA Museum has a whole host of activities planned for hurling fans of all ages.

On the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Final, former Galway hurler Joe Connolly will take part in this year’s All-Ireland Legends Tour of Croke Park.  In 1980 Joe captained Galway to a first All-Ireland success since 1923 and delivered one of the most memorable acceptance speeches of all time.  The All-Ireland Legends Tour with Joe Connolly takes place at 12.00 on Saturday 8th September – booking is essential.

Get your photo taken with Liam - The Liam MacCarthy Cup will be present in the GAA Museum from 10.30 – 3.30 on Saturday. 

As well as the All-Ireland Legends Tour with Joe Connolly, stadium tours will take place on  hour from 10.00 - 15.00 with a focus on the pre-match preparations ahead of the biggest day in the hurling calendar.

The GAA Museum has a new temporary exhibition on the history and development of the GAA overseas - GAA, A Global Phenomenon.  In the museum's activity room - Cú Chulainn's Den - younger fans can make match headbands or match mascots in county colours.  For those fans feeling a little more competitive and energetic, there is the opportunity to test your hurling skills in the museum’s specially-designed Interactive Games Area. 

If you are lucky enough to have a precious ticket to Sunday’s final, the museum will be open to match patrons from 12.00 – 15.30.  A special rate of just €3 applies for a museum visit on All-Ireland Final Day!