All-Ireland Football Fever at the GAA Museum

21st September 2012

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The GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Final reaches its climax at Croke Park on Sunday 23rd September, as Connacht champions Mayo take on Ulster champions Donegal 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 football fans of all ages.

On the eve of the All-Ireland Football Final, former Mayo midfield star Liam McHale will take part in this year’s All-Ireland Legends Tour of Croke Park.  The All-Ireland Legends Tour with Liam McHale takes place at 12.30 on Saturday 22nd September – booking is essential.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Liam McHale ahead of this weekend's Legends Tour of Croke Park

Get your photo taken with Sam! The Sam Maguire Cup will be present in the GAA Museum from 10.30 – 3.30 on Saturday.

Eamonn Walsh,  a World and All-Ireland Champion uileann piper based in County Mayo, will perform at the museum  before and after the Legends Tour. 

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

The museum will be open from 9.30 - 17.00 on Saturday 22nd September.

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!  There will be a special performance by musicians from the Phiarais Uí Ghréagáin branch of Comhaltas at the entrance to the museum, which is located opposite the B and C stiles at the Cusack Stand.