Thurles Sarsfields Festival of Gaelic Sport runs from Friday July 3rd through to Saturday July 11th 2015, the eve of the Munster Final with Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Road Bowling, Handball, Target Ball, and Rounders, and is complimented this year by
“Thurles Sports Fest” a festival of more Sports, Music, Drama, and Fun.
‘Fleadh agus Fáilte’ > A banquet and a welcome to everyone.
The first ever sports festival of its kind in Ireland ‘Thurles Sports Fest’ will take place in various indoor and outdoor venues around Thurles from July 3rd to July 11th with the full backing of Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Sports Partnership, together with Tipperary Institute of Education and supported also by Failte Ireand and Tipp FM.
Sports teams from across Ireland and abroad are set for a trip to Thurles as part of this Sports Fest. The town of Thurles will showcase the best it has to offer as a sports, tourism and shopping destination to the thousands of visitors who will visit the home of the G.A.A.
The feast of Sport will see games such as Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Juvenile Hurling, Road Bowling, Rounders, Handball, Target Ball for those with special needs, Squash, Basketball, Soccer, Boxing, American Football, Fencing, Swimming Gala, Tennis, Golf, Fun Cycle, 5Km fun run/Walk, Karate, Ladies tag rugby, Rugby, Gymnastics, and a special feature > an International Polocrosse match between Ireland and the U.S.A.
There will also be sports talks, fitness talks, healthy food talks, childrens workshops, food village to include cookery demonstrations, craft village, family funday, funfair, live music day, dance shows, bouncy castles, climbing walls, G.A.A Heritage trail, re-enactment of the founding of the G.A.A. in Hayes Hotel, pub music trail, trad sessions and much more.
Visitors will have the opportunity to avail of special incentives and explore the sights of Thurles such as Semple Stadium, the G.A.A museum Lar na Pairce, Cabragh Wetlands, St Mary’s Famine Museum, Farney Castle, Holycross Abbey, Pony-trekking with Thurles Equestrian Centre, and Thurles Greyhound Stadium.
Jim Ryan, Chairman of the ‘Thurles Sports Fest’ says “ We have great teams this year and super events which we hope will make it a special week for everyone who visits Thurles . We thank all teams across Ireland and abroad who will take part in what will be a highlight of the sporting calendar.”
See attached spreadsheet for a detailed list of events for the 'Sports Fest'