Eircom launch interactive online GAA timeline

28 May 2012

Eircom is encouraging GAA fans to share their stories online, adding to a complete interactive timeline of the GAA Football Championship.

Eircom, entering its second year of sponsorship of the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, has launched this online interactive GAA Football Championship timeline to mark the occasion.

The timeline marks key moments in the championship’s history, dating from 1885 right through to present day, and fans can can upload and share their all-time favourite stories alongside these events.

GAA director general Páraic Duffy and a number of GAA ambassadors – including Mickey Harte, Colm ‘The Gooch’ Cooper, Brian Mullins and Jack O’Shea – were invited to GAA headquarters in Croke Park to share some of their favourite anecdotes around moments featured in the timeline.

“The stories and memories which GAA supporters are all too happy to share demonstrate the passion that people have for our games across the country,” said Duffy. “The timeline is a really innovative way of providing a permanent and evolving home for these stories for GAA supporters during the course of this year’s Football Championship and beyond.”

GAA Timeline

Relive moments and add to the experience

GAA fans are invited to visit the website and relive some of the most iconic moments in GAA football history, as well as upload and share their own photos, videos and comments. As an added incentive to share your story, Eircom are offering the chance to win match tickets for the GAA Football Championship.

The timeline website is also populated with trivia, weekly blog posts from Mickey Harte and Ciarán Whelan, coaching videos, fixtures and results.

“As an official sponsor of the GAA Football Championship it is really important for eircom to add some fun and enjoyment through technology to GAA fans all over the country,” said Carolan Lennon, chief marketing officer at Eircom. “GAA fans and their stories are at the very centre of the All Ireland Football Championship and our interactive GAA timeline presents a simple and flexible way for fans to share their stories with each other. We are genuinely excited about this innovation and we look forward to watching fans interact with it throughout the course of the championship.”

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.