Celebrating legends of the game

The hugely popular Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series returns to Croke Park for 2022. Following two years of virtual tours, the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series is returning to physical events with fans able to join their heroes at Croke Park as they give fascinating insights into careers that were packed with brilliant moments. These tours provide fans with a fascinating insight into the careers of ten legendary GAA figures.

The players will be interviewed by a GAA Museum tour guide about their career, giving people a tour through their earliest memories of playing Gaelic Games, lining out for club and county, their heroes and their Croke Park memories.
Tours will run every Saturday 28th May until 6th August, to coincide with the Hurling and Football Championships.

To book tickets click on the individual links below.

2022 Legends Tour dates:

Michael Darragh MacCauley (Dublin)

Saturday 28th May

A member of Dublin’s historic six-in-a-row team, Michael Darragh Macauley won eight All-Ireland medals, ten Leinster Championships and five National Leagues during his inter-county career with the boys in blue. He was selected as the 2013 Footballer of the Year and was an All-Star award winner on two occasions. In 2016, the Ballyboden St. Enda’s clubman added an All-Ireland Senior Club Championship title to his list of honours.

Larry O'Gorman (Wexford)

Saturday 4th June

A stalwart of Wexford hurling, Larry O’Gorman made his senior inter-county debut in 1987 and went to wear the purple and gold jersey for seventeen seasons. The Faythe Harriers clubman was an integral part of the Model County team that lifted the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 1996. Larry’s performances throughout that All-Ireland winning campaign led to him being named as the 1996 Hurler of the Year and also receiving an All-Star award.

Bernard Flynn (Meath)

Saturday 18th June

From 1984 – 1994, Bernard Flynn was a key figure in the Royal County’s prolific forward line. During this decade, Bernard won back-to-back All-Ireland medals in 1987 and 1988, along with five Leinster Championships, three National Leagues and a Centenary Cup. He was selected as an All-Star on two occasions and represented Ireland twice in the International Rules series.

Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)

Saturday 2nd July

2011 Hurler of the Year Michael Fennelly has captained his club and his county to All-Ireland success. He won eight All-Ireland Senior Championships with Kilkenny and five All-Ireland Senior Club medals with Ballyhale Shamrocks. During his inter-county career he also claimed nine Leinster Championships, five National Leagues and three All-Star awards. Since retiring from playing duties, Michael has been involved in management.

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Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone)

Saturday 9th July

A key figure in the Tyrone forward line throughout the noughties, Stephen O’Neill is an All-Ireland winner with the Red Hand County at Minor, U21, Senior and Masters level. In 2005, Stephen was the top scorer in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and was selected as Player of the Year. He is also a triple All-Star Award winner. Since his retirement from playing duties, the Clann na nGael clubman has been involved in management.

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Joe Canning (Galway)

Saturday 16th July

Joe Canning, has won every major honour in hurling. An All-Ireland medallist at minor, U21 and senior level with his county, Joe has also enjoyed All-Ireland success with his club, Portumna, on four occasions. Recipient of the 2017 Hurler of the Year award and winner of the 2008 Young Hurler of the Year accolade, Joe received five All-Star awards during his inter-county career with Galway.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice (Kerry)

Saturday 23rd July

Éamonn Fitzmaurice is a member of a special group of gaelic footballers that have enjoyed Sam Maguire Cup success, as both a player and a manager. A winner of All-Ireland senior football medals on the field of play in 2000, 2004 and 2006, Éamonn went on to manage the Kingdom to All-Ireland victory in 2014. He was also a selector with the 2009 All-Ireland winning Kerry team. Éamonn is now a regular media commentator and analyst.

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Cora Staunton (Mayo)

Saturday 30th July

After joining the Mayo senior ladies panel at the age of thirteen, Cora Staunton went on to achieve multiple honours during her expansive twenty-four year inter-county career. She was a Brendan Martin Cup winner on four occasions, claimed three National League titles and is an eleven-time All-Star award recipient. In recent years Cora has switched codes to the Australian Football League, where she plays for the Great Western Sydney Giants.

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Briege Corkery (Cork)

Saturday 6th August

During her distinguished career with the Rebel County, dual star Briege Corkery won a record eighteen All-Ireland senior championship medals – eleven for football and seven for camogie. She was selected as an All-Star on sixteen occasions across both codes, winning ten awards for football and six awards for camogie. In 2015, Briege’s remarkable achievements led to her being recognised as the ‘Irish Sportswoman of the Year’ alongside her Cork team-mate Rena Buckley.

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Terence McNaughton (Antrim)

Saturday 27th August

GAA Museum Hall of Fame inductee Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton made his inter-county hurling debut for Antrim in 1981, at the age of 16. He lined-out for the Saffrons for sixteen years, winning six Ulster Championship and was the recipient of an All-Star award in 1991. Terence also won seven Ulster Club Championships with his club, Ruaírí Óg, Cushendall. Since retiring as a player, Terence has been involved in management at club and county level.

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