There’s some serious action kicking off in the A-League this weekend.
The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival will be held over two days this November, from Saturday 10 November to Sunday 11 November.
The inaugural festival is a celebration of everything Irish, blending Irish culture, art, music, dance, food and drink into one amazing event. The festival will culminate on the Sunday in the Wild Geese Trophy, the first full format hurling game played outside of Ireland.
The Wild Geese Trophy is a full-scale competitive hurling game, to be contested by Kilkenny and All Ireland Champions, Galway. Hurling is an ancient Gaelic game played on a field with 15 players per side, with a wooden stick (a Hurley), as players attempt to hit a small ball through the opponents goals (either over the crossbar – 1 point, or under – 3 points). The festival will be held at the Sydney Showground, with the hurling to take place at Spotless Stadium.
The Gaelic Athletic Association have just announced additions to the family entertainment program, with Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol and the Bananas in Pyjamas to headline the Davis Amphitheatre Family Stage on the Saturday.
Want to WIN* a meet & greet and photo opportunity with Nick Jr’s PAW Patrol characters, Chase, Marshall and Ryder before their performance at the Irish Festival? Well, all you need to do is grab a Junior two-day or Festival only (Saturday) ticket to the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival (before 11:59pm, August 30, 2018) to enter the draw for your chance to win!*
What else is on?
The Irish Festival also sees a music lineup of Irish natives Damian Dempsey, Lúnasa, Mary Black and Saint Sister all performing on the Saturday, with the Blackwater Irish Band headlining post-match on the Sunday.
The Festival will also include traditional Irish dancing, clinics in hurling, markets, comedy, kids activities, amusement rides, player autographs, plenty of food, drink and lots more.
Whether you want to immerse yourself in the culture or already love all things Irish, this promises to be one weekend you’ll never forget.
Tickets to the Festival are now available at Ticketmaster.com.au, available in either 2-day passes, single Saturday or Sunday passes, or even VIP. Grab yours now.