The Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tour series will return in person this summer having been launched this afternoon by two icons of Gaelic Games, 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.

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 Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley, Wexford’s Larry O’Gorman, Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton from Antrim, Bernard Flynn of Meath, Kilkenny’s Michael Fennelly, Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill, Éamonn Fitzmaurice of Kerry and Cork legend Briege Corkery.

That is certainly a lineup to whet the appetite.

“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,” said Director Colin Bebbington.

“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.”

“These tours are among our favourite events of the year and we are thrilled to have them back in person, ” added Niamh McCoy, GAA Museum Director.

“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.”

“With the return of physical tours, Joe and Cora and a host of other legends will give fans fascinating insights into their brilliant careers,” said GAA President Larry McCarthy.

“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.

 

Sport for Business Perspective

As a major sponsor with a significant consumer base, Bord Gáis Energy have an important role to play in promoting the GAA and all its activities. Bringing history to life through the Museum Tours is an excellent way to highlight the traditions and the past glories, while competitions and tickets are a great way of focusing on the present.

 

 

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