Funzone adds to Croker colour

The GAA’s family funzone will be available to supporters visiting Croke Park once again this Sunday.

The idea, which offers a wide range of activities in the Davin Stand car park for all members of the family to engage in, is something the GAA are trying to reward families attending matches with.

“The family funzone, which takes over the entire Davin car park, has proved very popular with families since its introduction for the Leinster football final,” said GAA president Liam O’Neill.

“This weekend, supporters from Tipperary, Kilkenny and Galway will be in attendance and I hope similarly large numbers as other weekends will avail of what is a safe, family orientated facility that adds to the Croke Park match day experience.”

The Liam MacCarthy Cup will be in attendance for photographs and hurling enthusiasts can see the finishing touches being applied to the manufacturing of new hurleys with a hurley maker on site.

In addition to a DJ and music, balloon modellers and face painting, there will be expert analysis with two former players, one from each competing county (Tipperary and Kilkenny) and a chance to meet and greet the same personalities between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

A new inclusion this week will be a handball wall, where supporters can come along and see demonstrations by international players and current handball greats Paul Brady and Ducksy Walsh between 2.15pm and 2.45pm.

There will also be an opportunity to have a go at the sport, receive expert coaching and find out more about the upcoming World Handball Championships, which will take place from October 11-21 at the Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre, Dublin.

A number of catering outlets will also be located in the family funzone area.

Sunday’s funzone will be open between 12.30-3.30pm and entry is for ticket holders only. Supporters are reminded everyone entering Croke Park must have a valid ticket.

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