All-Ireland Hurling Replay Weekend at The GAA Museum
23rd September 2012
As Galway and Kilkenny supporters prepare to cheer on their teams in the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship Final replay on Sunday 30th September, the GAA Museum has a range of activities on offer for hurling fans of all ages.
On the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Final replay, former Galway All-Ireland winning captain Conor Hayes will take part in an All-Ireland Legends Tour of Croke Park. The All-Ireland Legends Tour with Conor Hayes takes place at 2.30pm on Saturday 29th September – booking is essential.
The Liam MacCarthy Cup is still waiting to find out where its home will be for the next twelve months. In the meantime, you can get your photo taken with Liam in the GAA Museum from 10.30am – 3.30pm on Saturday.
As well as the All-Ireland Legends Tour with Conor Hayes, stadium tours will take place on the hour from 10.00 - 15.00 with a focus on the pre-match preparations ahead of a very busy weekend in Croke Park Stadium. 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! Craftsman and hurley-maker Albert Randall from Wexford will be on hand in the museum to demonstrate the fine art and craftsmanship involved with hurley-making. One of the longest established hurl makers in the world, Randall’s specialty is the bespoke hurl and their workshop contains an array of hurls used by past champions, including Bobby Rackard, Mick Mackey, Liam Dunne and Martin Storey.
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.
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.