LAOCHRA MHAIGH EO - OUR HISTORY, OUR PEOPLE
- Nov 27,2020
Our County teams have always represented us with pride & passion and we are now looking at honouring these with an exciting new project ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo’. We are launching a celebration ‘Wall’ at MacHale Park which will commemorate all these past successful teams / people and achievements.
Commencing with the 1936 team and working on to the 1950 & 1951 teams. We will also be looking to honour other teams who have been very successful throughout the years. These will be announced over the coming months.
It will offer the Mayo supporters locally and all over the globe the opportunity to contribute to the resurfacing of the pitch at MacHale Park which will enable our teams to compete at the highest level for their county whilst recording a personalised message on one of the tiles available for the wall. The purpose of resurfacing the pitch is we want to offer the same opportunity for all future generations who represent Mayo, our future heroes.
Situated within the ground, ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo’ will showcase high quality ceramic wall tiles featuring personalised & engraved messages of acknowledgement and congratulation to Mayo’s GAA Heroes, as personally worded by the donors sponsoring each tile. The individual tiles will be installed on white tiles with the iconic red and green colours to create the effect of Mayo’s county colours. It will form a lasting tribute to the players, coaches, volunteers and our global fanbase.
You can buy your very own personalised tile and have your name or a loved one’s name in MacHale Park forever. Your personalised message will be displayed alongside the Mayo crest. This makes for the perfect gift for your Mayo supporting friends and family or even as a treat for yourself. You can also order a personalised replica of your tile as a memento or to give as a gift. These plaques are exact copies of the tile you have ordered to be installed at MacHale Park. The tiles will be installed in March 2021 therefore in the meantime you will receive a certificate to tell you that your tile has been purchased and will be installed in March 2021.
The standard tile is 150mm x 150mm tile on the wall with three lines of text, 20 characters (spaces & punctuation count as characters) per line plus the logo. Cost to purchase this will be €250.
It is planned to invite a number of supporters who purchase a tile during phase 1 to the official launch of the project in MacHale Park in March 2021 so don’t delay and purchase your tile today from www.mayogaawall.com
When asked about this novel initiative Liam Moffatt Chairperson of Mayo GAA commented "This is a wonderful way of celebrating heroes of Mayo GAA, teams who did so much to raise the standards of Mayo GAA and to which end we are forever grateful and proud.
We hope in time to further develop the Laochra Mhaigh Eo project and to acknowledge others who have contributed to the Green above the Red with distinction. This initiative has an intended global reach and allows Mayo people from all over the world to connect and ensure that their name remains at MacHale Park as part of our history and alongside the heroes of Mayo GAA.
We look forward to the official launch in 2021 alongside other mutually beneficial projects to the further development of MacHale Park, the home of Mayo GAA.”