Chairman urges supporters to get behind Galway’s hurlers

Galway’s hurling supporters are being urged to get behind their senior players as they start their 2013 championship campaign on Sunday.

Galway board chairman, Noel Treacy, is asking fans to give their “full backing, commitment and support” to the county senior management team and players in their bid to win the All-Ireland Championship this year.

His pleadings come after a request from the team management at the Galway hurling committee’s monthly meeting in Loughgeorge this week, and as a result club delegates are reported to have “pledged unanimous support for the management, team and players”.

The Galway Hurling Supporters’ Club, which is at the forefront of encouraging support, hosted an open meeting in Ballinasloe last evening in a bid to raise the profile of hurling in Galway.

Supporters’ bus to Portlaoise

The supporters’ club and Bus Eireann are providing a bus to Portlaoise on Sunday for supporters wishing to travel to the Laois v Galway Leinster Hurling Senior Championship semi-final (3.30pm ).

The bus departs Ceannt Station at 11.30am, Oranmore Community Centre 11.45am, Craughwell 12 noon, Loughrea 12.30pm, and Haydens Hotel, Ballinasloe 1pm.

The price of the bus is €10 pp and the bus will return directly after the game. To reserve your seat, it must be booked must by 1pm tomorrow, by text 085 8614084 with name and pick up point, or email [email protected].

Tickets for Sunday’s hurling fixture in Portaoise are available from Pearse Stadium today and tomorrow.

The ticket office is open between 10am and 3pm for Galway supporters travelling to Laois for Galway’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final joust.

General tickets are available at €25 (stand ) and €15 (terraces ), while family (one adult and two juveniles ) are €25/€5 (stand ) and €15/€3 (terraces ). Senior citizens and students must purchase full price tickets with a rebate of €10 when they produce their ID at stile 2 (stand ) and 19 (terrace ).

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