Dublin County Board this afternoon announced details of a new promotional campaign built around the Dublin football and hurling Allianz Leagues home games. The series is being billed as the “Dublin Spring Series”.
The series will consist of eight games: four football, two hurling, one camogie and an eighth match that has yet to be confirmed. In a ground breaking move the games will also see four music acts entertain crowds all for the price of 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, 19th February with a double header under lights when the capital’s footballers and hurlers will take on current All-Ireland champions Cork and Tipperary. Jedward have been confirmed to provide entertainment between the games.
All the Dublin footballers home League games:Kerry (26th February), Mayo (20th March) and Down (2nd April) will be a part of this series as well as the hurlers home match against Kilkenny on 2nd April.
All games are expected to be played under lights in Croke Park, with entertainment adding to the night’s action. Lucan’s Jedward kick off on 19th February, Damien Dempsey takes to the stage on 26th February with two more acts yet to be announced.
Tickets to individual games are priced at €13 for adults for stand tickets and only €5 for children. These can be purchased at local Dublin GAA clubs, on www.gaa.ie or on 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”.
The Dublin Spring Series
Saturday, 19th February
Dublin v Tipperary (Hurling) Throw in: 5.15pm
Dublin v Cork (Football) Throw in: 7.30pm
Saturday, 26th February
Dublin v Kilkenny (Camogie) Throw in: 5.15pm
Damien Dempsey 6.50pm
Dublin v Kerry (Football) Throw in: 7.30pm
Sunday, 20th March
Curtain Raiser TBC
Dublin v Mayo (Football) Throw in: 2.30pm
Saturday, 2nd April
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 Kids €30