The Evening Herald, in association with Dublin Bus, is giving Dublin GAA clubs a unique opportunity to take part in Dublin’s Spring Series of Allianz League matches.
The Herald have 50 tickets to Croke Park on Saturday February 19, when Dublin’s footballers take on All-Ireland champions Cork and the hurlers take on Liam MacCarthy Cup holders, Tipperary, in a superb double-header with Jedward providing entertainment on the night!
In addition, your 50 club members will be transported to and from the match courtesy of Dublin Bus.
All you have to do is answer three questions, which will appear for the next three days in the Evening Herald. The questions will repeated in Saturday’s edition of the Evening Herald.
When you have all the answers, you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org , with details of your club and position within your club, to be in with a chance of claiming this superb prize.
QUESTION 1: Who are the reigning Allianz League Division 1 football champions? The second question will appear in Thursday’s Evening Herald.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: All entrants must be members of an official GAA club in Dublin. The promoter is Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited of 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1. Employees or agents of Independent Newspapers or any third party involved in this promotion are not eligible to participate. An independent panel will read and judge all entries. Prizes will be awarded to entrants with the correct answers and the most original tie-breaker. One representative of a Dublin GAA Club will win 50 tickets on behalf of the GAA club that they are affiliated to for the opening night of the Dublin Spring Series in Croke Park on Saturday, February 19. It is the winner’s responsibility to notify members of their GAA club that they are affiliated to of the prize details and to distribute the tickets to said members at their discretion. Club members under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Transport to and from the game will be supplied by Dublin Bus. Dublin Bus terms and conditions apply. No alternative prize or cash is available to the winner. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winners agree to take part in promotional activities and the Evening Herald reserves the right to publish the names and photographs of the winners. The promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entry, to add to, or waive any rule without prior notice to the entrants and, in the event of circumstances beyond its control, to cancel the promotion. Participation in this competition is hereby deemed to indicate acceptance of the terms and conditions as outlined.
*** Four Nights, Eight Games, Four Gigs: All Part of the “Dublin Spring Series” at Croke Park!
*** Dublin County Board announce ticket pricing and entertainment initiative to promote the 2011 Allianz Leagues home games
The Dublin County Board today announced details of an exciting and ground-breaking promotional campaign around the Dublin football and hurling Allianz Leagues home games which is being billed as the “Dublin Spring Series”. This will consist of eight games; four football, two hurling, one camogie and another to be confirmed along with four music acts all of which can be attended for just €45 (an adult stand ticket for all four games) or just €55 for one adult and one child for all four events.
The Series begins on Saturday, February 19 with a double-header under lights when Dublin’s footballers and hurlers will take on All-Ireland champions in both codes, Cork and Tipperary. Pop sensations and Dublin fans, Jedward, will add to this superb event by providing entertainment between the games.
All Dublin football home Allianz League matches including Kerry (February 26), Mayo (March 20) and All-Ireland finalists Down (April 2) will be a part of this series as well as the hurlers home match against Kilkenny on April 2.
It is proposed that all games will be played under lights in Croke Park and adding to these great nights will be a selection of entertainment from some of Dublin’s most successful acts. This kicks off with Lucan’s Jedward on February 19, Damien Dempsey from Donaghmede takes to the stage on February 26 with The Horslips and Jedwards again completing the four-game series.
Value is at the core of these events with an adult stand ticket, to cover all four nights, costing just €45 (if purchased as a bundle of four) and a family ticket consisting of one adult and one child to cover each event costs just €55. Tickets to individual games are priced at €13 for adults for stand tickets and only €5 for children. These can be purchased at your local Dublin GAA club, on http://www.gaa.ie or on http://www.ticketmaster.ie.
Chairman of Dublin County Board, Andy Kettle said; “We’re looking forward to a superb atmosphere in Croke Park throughout the Allianz Leagues and making Dublin’s home games great events. We would encourage as many people as possible to get out and buy the bundle tickets and take advantage of what promises to be a fantastic mix of football and hurling talent coupled with some of Dublin’s most entertaining music acts.”
“This promotional activity is a great example of how County Boards, sponsors and the GAA can be proactive in promoting our national games,” he continued.
Speaking at the announcement, John Costello chief executive of the Dublin County Board said; “We wanted to add something extra to this year’s Allianz Leagues home games and really create a great carnival event that will appeal to families as well as those Dublin fans who regularly attend games. We would like to thank the GAA, Croke Park, Allianz and Vodafone for helping us make this happen.”
“We understand that money is tight at the moment so we have priced tickets as competitively as we possibly can so everyone has the opportunity to come along and enjoy themselves, watch our great national games and soak up the atmospheres,” he concluded.
For further information or to purchase tickets please go to your local Dublin GAA club, log on to http://www.gaa.ie/tickets-and-merchandise/tickets/ or go to http://www.ticketmaster.ie. Dublin clubs will also benefit form ticket sales for the Dublin Spring Series through an innovative revenue share model.
The Dublin Spring Series
Saturday, February 19
Dublin v Tipperary (Hurling) Throw in: 5.15pm
Dublin v Cork (Football) Throw in: 7.30pm
Saturday, February 26
Dublin v Kilkenny (Camogie) Throw in: 5.15pm
Damien Dempsey 6.50pm
Dublin v Kerry (Football) Throw in: 7.30pm
Sunday, March 20
Curtain Raiser tbc
Dublin v Mayo (Football) Throw in: 2.30pm
Saturday, April 2
Dublin v Kilkenny (Hurling) Throw in: 5.15pm
Dublin v Down (Football) Throw in: 7.30pm
TICKET PRICING INFORMATION
4 Match Deal: Adult €45 (stand) Child €20
4 Match Deal: Adult Terrace €35
Family Packages – 4 matches: 2 Adults and 2 Children €110
Family Packages – 4 Matches: 1 Adult and 1 Child – €55
Single game: Adult €13 Child €5
Single game: 1 Adult and 1 Child €15
Single game: 2 Adults and 2 Children €30
Parnell Pass Holders
Parnell Pass Holders can collect their 4 match ticket bundle free of charge from the GAA Ticket Office on Dorset Street from Tuesday, February 15.
Individual match tickets are also available for Pass Holders who will not be able to attend all four games. Collection days will be the Tuesday before each weekend fixture in Dorset Street ticket office.