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Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series Launch

29 May, 2019

Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours launched at Croke Park

Brian Lohan and Eamon McGee among the greats taking part in this year’s series

Clare’s Brian Lohan and Donegal’s Eamon McGee today launched this year’s Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series at Croke Park. Over the summer months they will be joined by a host of other Football and Hurling greats who will lead exclusive tours of the Croke Park stadium and museum.

As well as Lohan and McGee, GAA legends including, Martin O’Connell (Meath), Martin Storey (Wexford), Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) and Joe and Aaron Kernan (Armagh) will reflect on their careers in the surrounds of Croke Park. The tour series begins on Saturday, June 8th with Martin O’Connell (Meath).

These special tours offer GAA fans an unforgettable opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes guided stadium tour in the company of a former player to hear his personal memories and anecdotes of playing big match days with club and county in Croke Park.  


Bord Gáis Energy Retail Director Colin Bebbington said; “We’re extremely proud of our eleven-year partnership with the GAA and are delighted to launch the seventh year of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour today.

“Over the past decade, this partnership has enabled us to make a positive difference in communities right across the country. We know our customers love Gaelic Games and through the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club, we offer our customers unmissable GAA rewards throughout the season, including the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour.

“Who better to lead the tours of the famous stadium than the players who have lit up the championship in both Football and Hurling over the years and are held in such high regard in the communities from which they come.”


Niamh McCoy, Director at the GAA Museum added; “Since the inception of the Legends tour series in 2008, the GAA Museum has welcomed some of the biggest names in GAA history to relive their memories and entertain our visitors in what is a unique experience.

“We would like to thank Bord Gáis Energy for their ongoing support of the series. We’re looking forward to another successful year, and we promise another stellar line up.”

Four-time All-Star Brian Lohan was a mainstay on the Claire Hurling team for over a decade winning two All-Ireland titles along the way. Eamon McGee was part of the Donegal Football team that lifted Sam Maguire after defeating Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final in 2012.

The forthcoming 2019 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours at Croke Park are as follows:

Saturday 8th June – Martin O’Connell (Meath) 

Saturday 29th June – Martin Storey (Wexford)

Saturday 27th July – Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny)

Sunday 28th July – Brian Lohan (Clare)

Saturday 10th August – Eamon McGee (Donegal)

Sunday 11th August – Kieran Donaghy (Kerry)

Saturday 17th August – All-Ireland Legends Tour (TBC)

Saturday 31st August – Joe & Aaron Kernan (All-Ireland Legends Tour)

All Bord Gáis Energy GAA 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 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series this summer visit www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum. Bord Gáis Energy customers have exclusive access to these once-in-a-life-time tours through the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club.

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Note to Editor

Bord Gáis Energy has been title sponsor of the GAA Legends Tours of Croke Park since 2013. 2019 also marks the third year of Bord Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship, which will continue for a further three years to 2022. Bord Gáis Energy has been title sponsor of the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All-Ireland U-20 (U-21) Championship since 2008.

For More Information

Niall Leyden / niall.leyden@teneo.com / 087 7184508

Joanne Clarke, GAA Museum / jclarke@crokepark.ie / 087 243 0209

www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum

Eamon McGee and Brian Lohan outside Drimnagh Castle