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Armagh Seat for Life

posted 1 May 2012, 05:44 by Unknown user   [ updated 6 Aug 2012, 05:55 ]
 As we know, it is second nature for Armagh teams to prepare well to play well.  To do that, they need to ensure the financial infrastructure is in place.  In 2010, the Armagh County Board formed the committee known as My Armagh to raise the required funds.  My Armagh’s objective is to sustain and build Gaelic Games in our County, within the fabric of every club and community.  The new East Stand at the Athletic Grounds provides our club, and every club in the county, with a state-of-the-art home to build this success.

After much careful thought and consideration, My Armagh conceived the idea of a Seat for Life, whereby club members, members of the public and Armagh supporters across the globe, could be represented at the Ground in a unique way.  The Seat for Life gives fans the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy for the generations to come.

This scheme is a very ambitious one, and one which My Armagh hopes the County as a whole will fully support.  My Armagh needs the support of our club and our club members to ensure the success of the plan.  The pricing structure was decided after much debate and discussion.  My Armagh fully understands the financial pressures we as a club are under at this current time.  However we must acknowledge that we are the very people who will benefit from these fantastic facilities. 

The heart and soul of this project are the dedications. It is our chance to honour our fellow clubmen and women who have shaped GAA in this Club and County.  Perhaps you want to declare your own unwavering commitment to this club?  Perhaps a great follower of the Games has passed away, and you would like to dedicate the seat in his or her memory?   Naming a seat in the newly refurbished Athletic Grounds will ensure that your friends’ or family’s contribution and support of our club are witnessed by all throughout the County.

Our club has been asked to put our commitment and solid effort behind this scheme.  Each seat dedication in the new Stand costs £100 if purchased by a one-off payment.  My Armagh has also provided instalment options, to make the scheme even more accessible to all.  Purchases can be made online, via the button on, or link below or by completing the Seat for Life booklet (available from club Secretary).

In return for our efforts, our club will benefit financially.  For every dedication our club secures, My Armagh will give us back £25.  My Armagh has set the very achievable target of 100 seats per club.  This means that our club stands to gain a minimum of £2500 through the sales of Seat for Life dedications. 

There are many reasons why someone would dedicate a seat.  See overleaf the reasons given by Armagh greats, past and present, about who they have named seats after, and why.  These are the Seat for Life Ambassadors – heroes of Armagh GAA, who see this as an opportunity to not only remember the past, but to look forward to the future. 

The Seat for Life initiative will provide our club with vital funds to run our own teams, and to ensure the future prosperity of our club.  We ask that you play your part in securing our club’s legacy in Armagh and Ulster GAA.
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