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Galway's Eyre Square will be hopping for Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final

A giant screen has been erected in the city centre to screen the action from Croke Park.

Anthony Cunningham is hoping to mastermind All-Ireland glory for Galway's seniors.
Anthony Cunningham is hoping to mastermind All-Ireland glory for Galway's seniors.
Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

EYRE SQUARE IS a good buzz normally but the noise levels will crank up a notch or two on Sunday.

The Galway City Business Association (GCBA) has confirmed that both the minor and senior All-Ireland hurling finals will be screened live there on Sunday on a giant screen.

The official licence has been granted by Galway City Council and all elements of the event are now in place for what promises to be the biggest outdoor screening of an All Ireland hurling final ever seen in the city.

Patrons are advised to arrive in plenty of time to allow for parking and access to Eyre Square.

There is no entry charge to the screening of the games, which is suitable for all the family to attend.

Geoff Lynskey Galway minor hurling boss Jeffrey Lynskey. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

An Garda Síochána will have a presence on the day but if you fancy a jar, stay indoors as we’re told that “this is a strictly non-alcoholic event.”

“We’re encouraging everyone who won’t be travelling to Croke Park to come out and join in the match like atmosphere and the buzz of All Ireland final day planned for Eyre Square,” said GCBA chairperson Aine Feeney.

“The idea is to create a sea of maroon and white as we shout on both our minor and senior hurling teams to All Ireland glory.”

Spearheaded by GCBA, and in association with Galway City Council, the screening is being made possible through the generous support of local businesses in Eyre Square and the city centre, including EZ Living Furniture who kindly supplied the TV screen to show the games.

Similar events in other towns and cities across the country have proven popular in recent years and a large turnout is expected on Sunday in Eyre Square.

For further details and updates Like ‘Galway City Business Association’ on Facebook.

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