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All-Ireland Match Weekend at the GAA Museum

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2013

    Calling on Clare supporters!!  If you are heading to Dublin this weekend to support the Banner boys in their bid for All-Ireland glory, why not include a visit to the newly-refurbished GAA Museum in Croke Park as part of your weekend?   On Saturday, Clare hurling legend Jamesie O’Connor will join us on a very special behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park as part of the 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series.  The four-time All Star and former Hurler of the Year will revisit the scene of some of his most memorable moments in a glittering hurling career and give his thoughts ahead of the big game on Sunday. The Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland Legends Tour with Jamesie O’Connor takes place at 12.00.

    On both Saturday and Sunday, renowned craftsman John Torpey from Sixmilebridge will hold a hurley-making workshop in the GAA Museum.  With many of the country's leading players choosing a 'Torpey', why not come along to meet the renowned master hurley maker John Torpey and his team where you can be guided through the traditional art of hurley making and gain some extra secrets on how best to take care of your favourite hurley. Demonstrations are live with a huge amount of audience participation and lots of fun facts to be gained for both young and old.  

    On Saturday, the GAA Museum will be open from 09.30 – 17.00 with guided tours of Croke Park every hour from 10.00 until 15.00.  The Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Jamesie O’Connor takes place at 12.00.

    On Sunday, the museum will be open from 12.30-15.30 with access restricted to All-Ireland match patrons only and admission is just €3 per person!

    There is something for GAA supporters of all ages in the all-new GAA Museum, which now offers visitors a state-of-the-art interactive experience like never before! Refurbished galleries focusing on modern heroes of the games feature Four-in-a-Row Teams, Replays and Rivalries, Camogie, Ladies Football, Handball and International Rules. Other new features include a touch screen poster exhibit of the hurling and football All-Stars, oral history sound booths and an interactive games zone where visitors can see how fast they can react, test their passing skills and practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch. 

For more information, visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum

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