Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park
We were delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Croke Park as part of #RoyalVisitIreland.
The visit began with a guided tour of our treasured GAA Museum, which brings to life the story of Gaelic games from ancient times to present day. Niamh McCoy, the GAA Museum Director presented items from the 1888 US ‘Invasion Tour’, replica Camogie uniform from 1904, Bloody Sunday artefacts and the original All-Ireland Trophies, the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups.
On the pitch, the Royal couple were given a showcase of our games by legends Joe Canning, Michael Murphy, Rena Buckley, Lyndsey Davey and wheelchair Hurling All-Stars Lorcan Madden and Sarah Cregg.
Members of the Dermot Earley Youth Leadership initiative spoke about their experience of the programme while children from the four provinces brought to life the GAA’s Go-Games, Football and Hurling, and Fun & Run – a new version of Rounders adapted for persons with special needs.