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Ulster Bank GAA Stars promote 25% Cash-Back on GAA tickets
Ulster Bank’s selection of GAA stars – Kieran Donaghy, Darran O’Sullivan, Joe Bergin, Finian Hanley, Karl Lacey, Danny Hughes, Michael Fennelly, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and John Gardiner – gathered at Na Fíanna GAA Club today to mark Ulster Bank’s fifth year as official sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Football Championship.
The nine players, who share 16 All Ireland’s titles and 13 All-Star awards promoted the Bank’s ufirst and ufirstgold current accounts which offer 25% cash-back on GAA match tickets when booking tickets through ufirst membership services, amongst many other benefits. The GAA stars also launched year two of Ulster Bank GAA Force, the Bank’s GAA club support programme.
GAA fans with a ufirst or ufirstgold current account can get 25% cash-back on up to four GAA tickets per match, an average saving of €20 for a family of four* per match . The monthly membership fee for Ufirst is €10 and for ufirstgold is €14. Existing ufirst and ufirstgold customers should contact ufirst membership services to book their GAA tickets on 1890 925 067 (ufirst) or 1890 946 486 (ufirstgold). New customers should ask about opening a ufirst or ufirstgold current account in their local branch or online at www.ulsterbank.ie.
Along with supporting the attendance at GAA matches, Ulster Bank also announced details of Ulster Bank GAA Force, which will return following its nationwide success in its inaugural year, in 2011. Almost 400 GAA clubs entered Ulster Bank GAA Force last year, an initiative that supports local GAA clubs across the country by giving them the opportunity to refurbish and upgrade their facilities.
Once again, one lucky GAA club will receive the top award including support worth €25,000 and four runners-up (one from each province), will receive a support package worth €5,000 each. The winning clubs will then come together to carry out the improvements to their GAA club facilities during the Ulster Bank GAA Force Winning Weekends.
Speaking at the launch, Ulster Bank GAA Ambassador Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, said: “This year, Ulster Bank’s support of GAA Football means fans with ufirst or ufirst gold current accounts can get cheaper tickets, enabling more people to see live GAA this summer for less. We are also delighted to bring back Ulster Bank GAA Force, which was an overwhelming success last year. I know at first-hand how important the GAA club is in local communities and this initiative gives GAA clubs the opportunity to focus on much needed club renovation, development and renewal. It also creates the perfect opportunity for local communities to pull together to improve their club’s facilities – embodying what Gaelic Games is all about in local communities.”
Last year, St. Joseph’s GFC Ederney in Fermanagh was announced as winner of the €25,000 top award. Ulster Bank also awarded four runners-up – Lattin Cullen GAA Club (Tipperary), Sean Dolan GAA Club (Derry), Kilglass GAA Club (Roscommon) and St. Joseph’s OCB GAA Club (Dublin) – with support packages worth €5,000 each.
Ulster Bank GAA Force is open to GAA clubs across the island of Ireland. Clubs can register for Ulster Bank GAA from 31 May until 24 August at www.ulsterbank.com/gaa, where there is also downloadable tools and guidance on how to build a team of volunteers to help renovate your club during the winning weekends. The first 100 clubs to register for the initiative will also receive a support package worth €100.
For more information and to access behind the scenes footage and analysis throughout the 2012 GAA Football All-Ireland Championship, go to www.ulsterbank.com/gaa or find Ulster Bank GAA on Facebook and Twitter.
Ulster Bank 2012 Stars:
1. Kieran Donaghy Kerry Football
2. Darran O'Sullivan Kerry Football
3. Joe Bergin Galway Football
4. Finian Hanley Galway Football
5. Karl Lacey Donegal Football
6. Danny Hughes Down Football
7. Michael Fennelly Kilkenny Hurling
8. Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Cork Hurling
9. John Gardiner Cork Hurling
*Cash-back is based on an average price of €35 per adult GAA ticket and €5 per child GAA ticket, for a family of two adults and two children for one match (average GAA ticket prices based on ticket prices for one Provincial Final and one Semi Final match).
About ufirst and ufirstgold
Terms and conditions apply. Ufirst and ufirstgold current accounts are available only to individuals aged 18 years or over. Only available to residents in the Republic of Ireland. Information correct as at 10 May 2012. For details on your account benefits please refer to the ufirst or ufirstgold userguide available in branch or online at www.ulsterbank.ie. Tickets are subject to availability.
About Ulster Bank GAA Force
Terms and conditions apply and can be found at www.ulsterbank.com/gaa from 31 May.
Sean Og must have missed these gigs last year
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