Croke Park entertainment ahead of Leinster Final – Family funzone!

By on July 19, 2012


1991 Dublin and Meath heroes to be honoured as

Croke Park Family Funzone opens


Leinster football final 2012 will take on a family fun twist this weekend with a new Family Funzone taking over the entire Davin Stand car park on the same day that the Dublin and Meath heroes of 1991 are guests of honour at Croke Park.


The all-new family Funzone, which is to become a permanent installation at Croke Park for the remainder of the football and hurling championship campaigns, will include the Leinster Council’s inflatable playing pitch and other inter-active games and activities for young players.


Former Dublin and Meath footballers Ciarán Whelan and Ollie Murphy will be on hand in the Funzone to meet and greet those present between 2.30 and 3.15. They will also offer their expert analysis and predictions on the day’s proceedings with MC, Paul Collins ahead of the senior throw in.


A number of Dublin and Meath clubs will compete in the Leinster GAA Roadshow pitch while training and coaching tips will also be available from expert coaches on the day.


There will also be a chance to get your picture with the Sam Maguire and Delaney Cups before the captain of either Dublin or Meath receives the latter later that afternoon.


SuperValu’s giant Sam Maguire will also be on location and Ulster Bank’s interactive kicking game will test the skills of budding footballers.


We will also have special guests from both counties who will be offering some pre-match analysis with our special MC on the day.


Later in the day special guests of the Leinster Council, representatives of the Meath and Dublin 1991 teams will be introduced to the crowd at half time in the senior match.


The Leinster Council will also induct another former great into their Hall of Fame on Sunday between the two games.


Leinster Council chairman Martin Skelly said: “We believe that Sunday’s minor and senior double header billing of Dublin v Meath will be a unique occasion with so much going on around the games themselves.


“On Sunday the new Family Funzone, which will take over the entire Davin Stand car park, will be used for the first time offering families a fun facility before they take their positions for the match.


“Later that day we are also honoured to have members of the Dublin and Meath teams from their epic 1991 championship saga, which in many quarters is still viewed today as something of a watershed moment for the Association as a whole.


“We hope our supporters avail of and enjoy the new initiative before settling in for what we are confident will be two excellent games afterwards.”


Access to the new funzone will be off Nth Circular Road, just beyond Gill’s pub and from the Russell Street Bridge entrance. Activities in the Family Funzone are free of charge and accessible by all match day ticket holders.