Munster in free draw drive
THE recession may continue to bite hard but one lucky GAA supporter can expect some relief this year courtesy of the Munster Council, WRITES MARTIN BREHENY.
They are putting up a Toyota Auris car as the main prize in a free draw to encourage people to attend their senior championships which start with the Kerry v Tipperary SF clash on May 16.
Match programmes will be numbered with a draw taking place at half-time at each of the nine games in the senior football and hurling championships. The winners will go forward to the final draw on Munster hurling final day (July 11) to decide who wins the car. Runners-up will each receive a weekend break in Killarney.
Special season tickets are being made available at a cost of €110 for all senior championship games, including replays while family deals will also be available.
"We appreciate the support we get and we think the prizes are a nice way to reward them," said Munster secretary Pat Fitzgerald.
Munster have fixed the Clare v Waterford SHC semi-final for June 7, Bank Holiday Monday. Croke Park refused to switch the NHL finals to the May Bank Holiday Monday despite protests over fixing them for Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, the GAA have chosen Kerry for the launch of the 2010 football championships. They will take place in the Kerins O'Rahillys club on Tuesday, May 4.