2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours launched at Croke Park
Brian McGuigan and Michael Duignan join the illustrious list of legends this summer
All-Ireland winning stars Brian McGuigan and Michael Duignan are among an array of GAA greats who will host tours on the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series at Croke Park this summer. The duo were at GAA Headquarters today for the launch of this year's Legends Tour series which offers GAA fans a unique chance to experience the stadium from a player's perspective.
The Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series has proved to be hugely popular in recent years and with another star-studded line-up in place this summer it's sure to be no different. As well as Brian and Michael, GAA legends including Kilkenny great JJ Delaney, Meath star Trevor Giles, Tipperary sharp-shooter John O'Brien and Kerry's Declan O'Sullivan will also look back on some of the magic moments from their careers in the company of visitors to Croker.
Tyrone's Brian McGuigan won three All-Ireland senior football titles in a golden era for football in his county as well as claiming four Ulster crowns. Offaly's Michael Duignan was a two-time winner of the All-Ireland senior hurling championship and also holds five Leinster championship medals.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Managing Director at Bord Gáis Energy, Dave Kirwan commented; "The Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series really is going from strength to strength and it just shows the impact that these former players had during their playing days. We are delighted to continue with our involvement with the series and are very excited about the list of legends that the team at the GAA Museum has put in place for the summer ahead.
"The tours also give us a chance to offer exclusive opportunities to our Rewards Club members to experience Croke Park in the company of some of the biggest names in the GAA. The feedback is always overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to welcoming our customers to the GAA's most iconic stadium again in 2016”.
Niamh McCoy, Director GAA Museum added; "The Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours allow the GAA Museum to honour some of the all-time greats of Gaelic games as we recognise their status as legends. We remember their achievements and celebrate all they have given to the GAA.
"The tours are also a unique way for us to give fans the chance to see Croke Park from a completely different perspective in the company of these stars. We have another super line-up for 2016 and we'd encourage supporters to book early to avoid disappointment.
We would like to thank Bord Gáis Energy for their ongoing support of the series. We're looking forward to another summer of magical memories”.
The details for the forthcoming 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours at Croke Park are as follows*:
Trevor Giles – 25 June
Michael Duignan – 30 July
JJ Delaney – 6 August
John O'Brien – 13August
Brian McGuigan – 20 August
Declan O'Sullivan – 27 August
All Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours include a trip to the GAA Museum, which is home to many exclusive exhibits, including the official GAA Hall of Fame. Booking is essential as the tours sell out quickly. For more booking and ticket information about the GAA legends for this summer's tours visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum. Bord Gáis Energy customers can be in with a chance to win two places on the tours by signing up to the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club where regular competitions will take place.
*Details of further tours to be announced