A select group of footballers and hurlers from across Ulster got the opportunity to play and tour Croke Park on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th August as part of the Ulster GAA Go Games initiative.
A total of 1,568 children from across the Province, including a group of disabled players, enjoyed the two day experience in Dublin. From use of the changing rooms and the warm-up rooms to experiencing the roar of the crowd from a recorded audio of a big match to actually playing on the pitch at Croke Park, the children had a memorable day out.
During the games, parents were allowed to take photographs of the ‘big day’ from the stand, and at the end of each session the teams were gathered together for group photographs under the Cusack Stand.
All children were also treated to a museum and stadium tour of the headquarters of the GAA. All in all a great time was had by all of the participants as many parents relived their own playing careers.
This is a terrific initiative, which it is hoped, will be repeated every year. Ulster GAA is indebted to the County Games Development staff and the staff of Croke Park for all their assistance in making Ulster’s Activity Days such a success.