Beann Eadair CLG nestled in the Hill of Howth will officially open its new pitch on the evening 29th of August following over €100K of redevelopment work in the last 12 months. The works have realigned the pitch bringing the magnificent setting up to championship class. Full floodlighting is expected to be completed by the end of September allowing night games and training facilities for members and also local schools that regularly use the grounds. The pitch will be officially opened by the GAA president Aogan O’Fearghail at 6.45pm.
This will be preceded by a hurling legends exhibition match from 5pm and a football legends match at 7pm. A charity cross bar challenge will take place at 8.15. More than 50 legends of GAA Football and Hurling are expected to attend including a significant number of the current Dublin hurling squad along with legends such as DJ Carey, Charlie Carter, John Leahy, Brendan Bugler, Eddie Brennan and many more. In the football game, Dublin players like Ciaran Wheelan, Ciaran Duff, Dessie Farrell, Eamon Heery, Barny Rock, Bernard Dunne are expected to play with Micky Whelan rumoured to be managing the Dublin football legends on the night.
Also expected to attend are Joe Brolly (Derry), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Seamus Darby (Offaly), Dara and Mark O’Sé (Kerry), Liam McHale, Kevin McStay, Martin Carney (Mayo), Bernard Flynn, Colm Coyle with Sean Boylan of Meath managing the rest of Ireland legends. There should be keen interest and an opportunity to mingle on the most picturesque football pitch on the East Coast of Ireland. Under 16s are free, adult entry is €10. There is a full catered BBQ and music in the evening. Children food will be free complements of TGI Friday along with entertainment and games. 98 FM will be there on the evening.
There will be a warm welcome for all on the evening. Beann Eadair is situated on Balkill Road in Howth and was formed in 1885 and is one of the oldest GAA clubs in Ireland. It is a growing club on the Sutton Howth peninsula with approximately 500 members and over 30 teams playing Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Stephen Kennedy on 087 2820554.