Legacy Sponsors Global GAA initiative in Croke Park
Last Sunday was a great day in Croke Park for a number of reasons. With my Dublin hat on I was delighted with our victory over Monaghan to keep Dublins All-Ireland title hopes on track. With my Legacy hat on I was very proud to be part of the great global GAA initiative that took place at half-time.
The Japan Ladies Gaelic Football team took on the UCD International Ladies team to mark the 60th year of Japan-Ireland diplomatic relations. The game took place in front of a sold-out capacity crowd of 82,000 and was an occasion to savour for both teams.
The GAA were as always very warm and welcoming hosts to members of the Japanese embassy on the night. Ambassador Miyoshi alongside Uachtaráin Aogáin Ó Fearghaíl, Joe Trolan Chairperson of the Asian County Board in Croke Park. Also, the Japanese flag flying high on the Croke park big screen at the Hill 16 end.
Legacy Kevin Moore was presented with the UCD match jersey which featured the Legacy logo at the pre-match reception.
Legacy continues to strengthen its relationship with the Asian County board, this week working with title sponsor Fexco and the Asian GAA to launch the Asian Gaelic Games that will run on the weekend of the 18th of November 2017.
The Asian County board will host the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum the day before the games on the 17th of November. This event brings “Friends of Ireland” together to talk business and connect while all rooted by the core values of the GAA. The event is closely linked to Consulate Seneral of Ireland to Hong Kong & Macau Peter Ryan, a proud Templeogue Synge Street man who continues to be an invaluable link for Irish businesses in Asia.
By: Bernard Brogan