Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series returns to in-person events for 2022
Joe Canning and Cora Staunton will feature in the series
Tours commence on 28th May, continuing weekly through the summer
The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour series returns for another season having been launched by two icons of Gaelic Games today, Joe Canning and Cora Staunton.
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. The tours, which start on Saturday 28th May, will feature a host of Legends from across the GAA world.
As always, the line-up of Legends is sure to have fans keen to join in. Galway’s Joe Canning is one of the most celebrated hurlers of all time while Cora Staunton is likely the first name many people think of when they hear the words Ladies Gaelic football.
These two legendary names will be joined on the star-studded roster for 2022 by Michael Darragh Macauley (Dublin), Larry O'Gorman (Wexford), Terence McNaughton (Antrim), Bernard Flynn (Meath), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny), Stephen O'Neill (Tyrone), Éamonn Fitzmaurice (Kerry) and Briege Corkery (Cork)
The full schedule and details of how to book your place on a tour can be viewed at crokepark.ie/legends.
Bord Gáis Energy Director Colin Bebbington said: “Bord Gáis Energy have been proud partners with the GAA for more than a decade now, knowing how much Gaelic Games mean to our customers and the communities they live in. As part of this partnership we’re delighted to launch the 2022 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series.
“Many thanks to Joe and Cora, two stars who transcended their respective sports with their extraordinary talent, for joining us to launch the series. It is great to see excellence in ladies football and camogie being acknowledged alongside men’s football and hurling in the tour series, with both men’s and women’s teams continuing to enjoy many amazing days here at Croke Park.
“The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series offers fans a chance to peek behind the scenes of players’ remarkable careers and we’re pleased to announce that Bord Gáis Energy Rewards customers will be given exclusive access to each of the tours this summer. Many thanks to all the legends for taking part and we know that all the fans that join the tour series will have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
GAA Museum Director Niamh McCoy said: “The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series at the GAA Museum is one of our favourite events of the year and we are thrilled to have them back in person here in the stadium after hosting online events for the past two years. The line-up of footballers, hurlers and camogie players for this year’s tours is really exciting and we hope everyone who attends enjoys hearing from these greats of the game in Croke Park. Thanks to all the participating Legends, we look forward to the series and are delighted to partner with Bord Gáis Energy on such special events.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy said: “We are delighted to be with Bord Gáis Energy today for the launch of the 2022 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series. With the return of physical tours Joe and Cora and a host of other legends will give fans fascinating insights into their brilliant careers. Bord Gáis Energy have been great supporters and partners of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael for well over a decade and we are very grateful for their continued commitment to the promotion of our games.”
As well as sponsoring the GAA Legends Tour Series of Croke Park, 2022 marks the sixth year of Bord Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship. Bord Gáis Energy customers will be able to enjoy unmissable GAA rewards throughout the summer. These include tickets to All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship fixtures, signed GAA jerseys, the opportunity to attend all Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series tours, tickets to a special All-Ireland final preview event in July, and two families will win a chat with Bord Gáis Energy ambassadors Gearóid Hegarty and Joe Canning.