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in partnership with the GAA

From the 18th to 21st September 2013, Aer Lingus in partnership with Etihad Airways will host the first ever International Hurling Festival. The Hurling Tournament and other festival events, including family fun days, kids games, traditional music and dance, will be staged in Galway City and County throughout the four day festival. Sixteen overseas teams from all over the world are traveling to Galway to participate in this unique event, which include teams from Australia, North America, Canada, Sought America, the Middle East, Europe and the UK, along with the Forty Four Galway Juvenile hurling teams participating in the Aer Lingus U12 Juvenile tournament.

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The teams will be based in the host towns of Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Gort and Galway West, for the duration of the festival, where they will enjoy our legendary Galway Hospitality, As well as giving us the opportunity to welcome new visitors to our county, we can also welcome back some old acquaintances, with over fifty Galway players returning home to participate in the International Hurling Festival.

I would like to Invite all GAA Clubs in Galway to join us in making the International Hurling Festival a huge success, by coming out and supporting our International teams and participating in the many festival events. please see the attached Pdf of our festival Itinerary, or for further information please visit our festival website at

Please share this information with club members / Juvenile officers and through your club site and social media channels.