All set for Armagh Open Night

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THE hugely popular Armagh Open Night will take place on Friday 10th May from 7pm at the Athletic Grounds.

Huge numbers of GAA fans are expected following the crowds who attended last year’s successful event.

Paul Duggan, County Chairman said, “The Open Night allows our GAA followers and local media to mingle with our inter-county heroes for the forthcoming championship game against Cavan. The players and management will be available for signing autographs and fielding questions from a host of media reporters.

“There really will be some­thing for all the family with tours of the Athletic Grounds, a quiz, penalty kick competitions, goodie bags, team photographs for autograph hunters, face painting, prize draws as well as an opportunity to meet our county players and management.”

To show your support for the team Armagh are asking GAA followers to change their Facebook and Twitter profile picture to a photograph with Armagh County colours. Those who have the new Rainbow or Simply Fruit jerseys can enter a competition to win one of two £1,000 prizes for the best photograph with the new jerseys.

Armagh TV will live-stream part of the night between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

The theme for the championship and the open nights across the country is ‘Nothing Beats Being There’ and Armagh County Board encourage all their supporters to come out and support their team during the championship and together we can have a successful summer season.

Following last year’s event Lisa Clancy, Head of Com­munications in Croke Park said, “I just wanted to say a particular well done to all of you in Armagh on the way you have embraced, communicated and promoted the Open Night. I am using Armagh as an exam­ple of best practice for next year”.