2011 Championships launch announced

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Updated: April 9, 2011

The GAA today confirmed that media launches for the 2011 GAA Football and Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championships will be held next month when two more of the Association’s progressive clubs help host the events.

The Football launch will take place in St. Finbarr’s GAA Club in Cork on May 4.

A week later on May 11, Cuchullains Dunloy, Co. Antrim take centre stage when they host the Hurling Championship event.

For the second year running, the Association’s flagship championship unveilings take place at Clubs as part of the ongoing commitment to elevate the profile and work of Club units across the Country.

GAA President Christy Cooney will attend both events and players from all four Provinces in both codes will also be present to mark the occasion.

The GAA President said: “Our launches in Tralee and Ballyboden last year were very well received and we are delighted to be returning to two more progressive clubs next month as part of our ongoing efforts to showcase everything that is good about our clubs and the massive community based work they do through the promotion of our games and activities.

“These media events are amongst the highest profile we organise and the decision to hold them in the excellent facilities as offered by these club units, creates a tangible link between the highest level of our games and the all important club scene which produces and nurtures the top talents in both football and hurling who captivate massive audiences on memorable Croke Park summer days.”

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