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Friday 18 April 2014

Galway go for fair trade

Galway is to introduce a novel 'scrappage scheme' for GAA jerseys in a bid to help supporters purchase a newly designed shirt.

Supermac's have taken over the sponsorship of the Tribesmen footballers this year in addition to their backing for the Galway hurlers.

The new jersey has been unveiled, and now county board officers have come up with a scheme which will allow fans 'trade-in' their old jerseys.

Supporters will be able to avail of a €15-20 discount on the new jersey by handing in their existing garments, and all of the old jerseys will be donated to the charity run by former Galway dual star Alan Kerins, to be distributed to children in Zambia.

The scheme will be in operation on March 24 at Pearse Stadium when Galway take on Wexford in football and Cork in hurling.

Clarification

A picture linked to an article entitled 'Doctor insists new sideline rules put players in danger' in yesterday's edition incorrectly identified Noel Mallon as the Kildare team physio. In fact, Noel Mallon is not involved with Kildare but works with Waterford footballers and adheres to the new GAA rules on sideline numbers.

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