Top 10 GAA gifts for Christmas
28th November 2013
Christmas is fast approaching and so is the headache of trying to find the perfect Christmas gift. This year we have put together the Top 10 gifts for any GAA or sports fan to take the stress out of Christmas shopping.
1. Etihad Skyline Tour Vouchers
Described on TripAdvisor as a “Must do in Dublin”, the Etihad Skyline Roof Top Tour is popular with visitors from both home and abroad. Secure an Etihad Skyline voucher for your loved one this Christmas and give them the gift of an unforgettable experience from the top of Europe’s 4th largest stadium. Vouchers from €12 available online.
2. Croke Park Classic tickets (on general sale from 1st December)
For a unique Christmas gift this year, why not pick up tickets for the Croke Park Classic which takes place on August 30th 2014. The game will see the University of Central Florida take on Penn State University in what is set to be an amazing spectacle of American College Football. Tickets from €20 www.crokeparkclassic.ie.
3. Croke Park Experience Vouchers
Walk in the footsteps of legends as you experience the magic of a match day in Croke Park. The stadium tour takes you behind the scenes of at one of the world’s most historic sporting arenas and includes admission to the GAA Museum. Visit the dressing rooms, walk pitch side and sit in the media centre on the top tier of the stadium. TripAdvisor Top 5 Attractions in Dublin! Prices from €8 available online.
4. Príomh tickets
Give the GAA fan you love the gift of a Premium level ticket at Croke Park and you are guaranteeing them their own seat at all games in Croke Park including the All Ireland Finals and a whole new match day experience. Access to excellent cafes, restaurants, bars, lounges and other member benefits are part of the package and one year tickets are available for €1000 crokepark.ie/priomh.
5. GAA Season tickets
The GAA Season ticket is the ideal gift for GAA lovers this Christmas. Your season ticket includes entrance to all of your county’s Allianz league action, opening championship fixture, the AIB Club Championship finals on St Patrick’s Day and much more. Full details gaa.ie/seasonticket.
6. GAA Annual
The GAA and Croke Park Annual is the perfect gift for those who would like to look back on the year that was. The annual is a compendium of images, stories and highlights from an action packed year of GAA sporting fixtures and events at Croke Park. RRP €9.95 and available in all good bookshops from 2nd December
7. GAA Archive photos
It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words and when you look back at photos in the GAA Archive, it is difficult to argue otherwise. Many of the archive photos offer a unique window into Irish culture at a particular moment in time. Archive photographs are available from €25 on our online archive shop.
8. GAA Jewellery
You can’t always wear your county GAA jersey but with a piece of jewellery from the GAA collection you can support your team every day. From county cufflinks to GAA watches, you are sure to find something to suit the GAA lover in your life. Prices from €15 available online.
9. Croke Park Hotel Voucher
If you're travelling to a match or event in Croke Park in 2014, why not stay in the 4* Croke Park Hotel, located directly opposite the stadium. The hotel offers complimentary car parking, luxurious guestrooms and a city centre location. Buy a gift voucher and enjoy the short stroll to Croke Park Stadium.
10. GAA Jersey/Leisurewear
No matter where you go in the world, you are sure to spot someone wearing a GAA jersey or their county’s leisurewear. This Christmas why not treat your friends and family to a brand new county jersey or leisurewear for the 2014 season. Available from oneills.com and azzurri.ie.