The Galway 2020 team were out in force in Eamonn Deacy Park to support Galway United against Shamrock Rovers last Friday evening. The crowd were treated to an entertaining game of football with a great atmosphere throughout the game with the return of mascot Terry the Tiger rousing the home support.
Galway is bidding to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020 and the campaign is beginning to gain momentum through speakouts and cultural events throughout the county. Galway United showed their full support to the bid by promoting the #iBackGalway campaign throughout the match. Pre-match volunteers took photos and engaged with the crowd, while the Galway2020 flag was brought out with the mascots as the teams took to the pitch.
The Galway2020 team were on the pitch at half time and the feedback from the crowd was extremely positive. Galway well and truly is ‘United’ in backing the Galway2020 bid.
Ireland will host the European Capital of Culture in 2020 and Galway is up against bids from Dublin, Limerick, and a combined bid from the southeast. To win the bid Galway needs a vision of the cultural creativity and European influence on our multicultural and bilingual city. To this end Galway needs to highlight the sport, music, film, food, and cultural diversity that make Galway the Capital of Culture.
The Galway 2020 team are calling on people to get involved by sharing visions of what winning the bid would mean for the county. Volunteer meet ups take place in the Community Hub in the Cornstore and volunteers and local businesses are coming together to make winning the bid a reality.
To find out more about the bid, or become involved as a volunteer, find Galway 2020 on Facebook, search @galway2020 and #IBackGalway on Twitter, or visit www.galway2020.ie