Gathering for the big match

The GAA is to devote the entire half-time entertainment slot in today's All-Ireland senior hurling final to promoting the Gathering Ireland 2013 tourism initiative.

8th September, 2012
David Collins of Galway and Eoin Larkin of Kilkenny meet again today. Photo: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

The GAA is to devote the entire half-time entertainment slot in today's All-Ireland senior hurling final between Galway and Kilkenny to promoting the government-backed Gathering Ireland 2013 tourism initiative.

A special entertainment pageant featuring a number of prominent personalities will kick-start a year-long partnership between the GAA and The Gathering.

The partnership will see GAA organisations being asked to invite thousands of young Irish people playing Gaelic games overseas to return here for a series of...

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