Over the course of the weekend, the family were treated to a series of VIP behind the scenes experiences in Croke Park including spending the night in the stadium itself, waking on the morning of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final to the magnificent views of the pitch from the Hogan side of the stadium in a bespoke luxury suite designed by Littlewoods Ireland.
The journey began on Saturday when the family were greeted on Jones’ Road by Littlewoods Ireland Managing Director Geoff Scully and Sponsorship Lead Pippa Doyle and escorted to their lavish suite of Croke Park.
The online department store transformed a large stadium suite into a luxury penthouse complete with living room, master bedroom, kids’ bedroom and bathroom. Each space was furnished with top of the range Littlewoods Ireland furniture, homeware, electrics, toys, clothes and much more. Not only did the O’Sullivan family get to spend the night in one of the most iconic stadiums in Europe, but every product in their suite from beds to the latest fashion looks were theirs to take home.
But that wasn’t all. The prize – valued at over €10,000 – gave the GAA obsessed family unprecedented access to the heart and soul of the GAA.
Littlewoods Ireland ambassador Jackie Tyrrell and Cork hurler Eoin Cadogan were there to add an extra surprise for the family as well as a VIP tour of the stadium featuring many special surprises throughout the evening.
As part of their prize, the family got to have a puck around with the two players, a VIP behind the scenes tour of the Dressing Rooms, Tunnel, Pitchside Walk, Skyline tour and Museum tour.
After waking up in Croke Park on Sunday morning, the O’Sullivans were brought to the Kilkenny and Tipperary dressing rooms. Robert and Aoibhinn O’Sullivan also had the privilege of putting the ribbons on the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
The family were brought to the media area used for post-match TV interviews and to the Croke Park Control Room overlooking the stadium. To top the whole day off, the family also received four tickets to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final, and the two children were flag bearers at the game.
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