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Armagh County GAA Open Night – Friday 10th May 2013

posted 2 May 2013, 07:35 by Unknown user

The hugely popular Open Night will take place on Friday 10th May from 7pm in the Athletic Grounds.  Huge numbers of GAA fans are expected following the crowds who attended last year’s successful open night.


Paul Duggan, County Chairman said, “The Open Night allows our GAA followers and local media to mingle with our inter-county heroes for the forthcoming championship game against Cavan.  The players and management will be available for signing autographs and fielding questions from a host of media reporters”.


He continued, “There really will be some­thing for all the family with tours of the Athletic Grounds, a quiz, penalty kick competitions, goodie bags, team photographs for autograph hunters, face painting, prize draws as well as an opportunity to meet our county players and management.’’


To show your support for the team we are running a campaign by asking our GAA followers to change their Facebook and Twitter profile picture to a photograph with Armagh County Colours. Those who have the new Rainbow or Simply Fruit jerseys can enter a competition to win one of two £1,000 prizes for the best photograph with the new jerseys.


Armagh TV will live-stream part of the night between 7.30pm and 8.30pm but ‘Nothing beats being there’.  One attendee summed up the suc­cess last year’s event with these words on the Orchard County Forum, ‘…….thanks to the Armagh County Board, Players and Management for the successful open night, a PR master-class, and what lovely bunch of lads on the senior team’


The theme for the championship and the open nights across the Country is ‘Nothing Beats Being There’ and Armagh County Board encourage all their supporters to come out and support their team during the championship and together we can have a successful summer season.


Following last year’s event Lisa Clancy, Head of Com­munications in Croke Park was par­ticularly pleased by the way that Armagh County Board adopted she said, “I just wanted to say a particular well done to all of you in Armagh on the way you have embraced, communicated and promoted the open night. I am using Armagh as an exam­ple of best practice for next  year”.


The Armagh County Board look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s open night on the 10th May 2013 at 7.00pm.