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Season ticket sales going ‘brilliantly’

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Season tickets are selling ‘brilliantly’


Mike Finnerty

SALES of the new Mayo GAA Supporters’ Club season ticket have been described as ‘brilliant’ by one of Cáirde Mhaigheo’s committee members.
Mike Connelly, who helped to set up the new fund-raising group, which incorporates Mayo GAA Supporters’ Clubs in Mayo, Dublin, London and the USA, said that he was ‘delighted’ with how sales had gone in the week since Cáirde Mhaigheo was officially launched.
“The reaction to the season ticket has been brilliant,” the Hollymount native told The Mayo News.
“People were coming up to me at the Mayo game in Ballinrobe and taking four and five tickets that they want to buy, and to sell. So we’re delighted with the uptake so far.
“It’s a no-brainer really for Mayo supporters that go to games and want to support Mayo football and hurling,” he added.
“For €17 a month they get into all seven of Mayo’s National League games, the first round of the Connacht championship, all club matches, underage and adult, plus a Cáirde Mhaigheo jacket and €100 worth of vouchers for local businesses.
“It’s great value for money, and that’s the main thing we wanted for Mayo GAA supporters.”
Connelly, who is the Vice Chairman of the Mayo GAA Board, also confirmed that the Cáirde Mhaigheo committee intend to meet with key figures in Club Mayo Dublin in the coming days in an effort to try and reach a compromise in relation to fund-raising for Mayo GAA in the future.
The Dublin-based Mayo Supporters’ Club outlined their disappointment at being disbanded by the Mayo GAA Board in a letter which was read out at a recent club ‘information evening’ in Castlebar.
“We will be meeting with members of Club Mayo Dublin as soon as possible,” admitted Connelly. “We want to resolve whatever issues there are because we want everybody working together for the betterment of Mayo GAA.
“It’s time we started going in the one direction, and I include the clubs of the county in that,” he added. “It’s time we started looking after our clubs and I intend that that will happen in the years ahead.
“My mobile number is on the Cairde Mhaigheo brochures and on the Mayo GAA website and I’m willing to talk to anybody that has any questions about what Cáirde Mhaigheo is doing. Our door is open to anybody.
“Everybody has to work together to make this a success.”
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