As the temperature rises in the GAA Football All- Ireland Championship visitors to St Enda’s GAC Glengormley will have the opportunity to hear the latest predictions when the club hosts the Ulster Bank GAA Force Roadshow on Thursday July 25.
Local fans have an opportunity to meet GAA stars including Peter Canavan, Tyrone legend and Fermanagh inter county football team manager, Paddy Bradley former Derry All Star and Benny Tierney Armagh All Ireland winner and to get up close with the great Sam Maguire Trophy. The roadshow features a panel discussion and questions and answers session with the audience chaired by renowned sports pundit Adrian Logan.
Looking forward to welcoming the GAA stars Ciaran McCavanna, Club (title) encouraged members to come and hear the discussion:
It’s a great lineout of GAA stars and we are delighted to have been selected by Ulster Bank for this visit. This is an exciting time in the championship and we look forward to a great discussion and hopefully some good tips for our own players!
The event marks the return of Ulster Bank’s GAA club initiative, Ulster Bank GAA Force. Last year 500 GAA clubs entered the scheme which supports local GAA clubs by giving them the opportunity to refurbish and upgrade their facilities.
This year Ulster Bank have extended their community support with the search for the most dedicated GAA fan as Ronan Eastwood from Ulster Bank, himself a keen St Enda’s member and County Antrim supporter explained:
Ulster Bank is marking its sixth year as official sponsor of the GAA Football All- Ireland Championship. Community spirit is at the heart of GAA and Ulster Bank is pleased to recognise the value of local communities through Ulster Bank GAA Force and this year the Best Fan Competition. I would encourage all club members and supporters to take part through our dedicated Ulster Bank GAA website www.ulsterbank.com/gaa.
One lucky GAA club will receive the top Ulster Bank GAA Force award of £22,000 / €25,000 and four runners-up (one from each province) will receive £4,300 / €5,000 each. St Ergnat’s GAC Moneyglass, Co Antrim were the Ulster provincial winners in 2012. The initiative is open to GAA clubs across the island of Ireland. Clubs can register for Ulster Bank GAA Force until 5th October and the first 100 clubs to register will also receive a support package.
The Ulster Bank Best GAA Fan competition will run until September 3 highlighting fantastic fans through their stories, video and photographs illustrating how they have turned themselves, their homes and their communities into GAA fan-zones. The ultimate dedicated fan will win a £4,300 / €5,000 voucher for a home makeover and 4 tickets to the GAA All-Ireland Final in Croke Park.
For more information and to access behind the scenes footage and analysis of the 2012 GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, go to www.ulsterbank.com/gaa or find Ulster Bank GAA on Facebook and Twitter.