Are you Munster GAA supporter of the year?

Enter free online for your chance to win!

The Irish Examiner and the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards are searching for Munster’s GAA supporter of the Year. We want to celebrate GAA fans who have real pride in club or county. Do you get dressed up in your county colours and go to the match? Do you know the score of every GAA match your county or club has ever played in? Whatever it is, if that describes you, let us know because we are searching for the Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year!

In addition to winning a number of great prizes, the person will be honoured at the glittering Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards in December. We will select a finalist from each county after the deadline for entries closes in August. Each finalist will then be profiled in the Irish Examiner and their winning photo will be posted to facebook and open to public vote. Coupled with the input of our adjudication panel and the public vote, the overall winner will be selected. The more creative the entry the better your chance of being a finalist!

To enter

■ Simply send us your captioned photo – Tell us who is in the photo, where it was taken and why it is special – maybe it’s what you wear or how passionate you are at games!

EARLY BIRD PRIZE

ENTER before midnight Sunday, July 1, and be in with a chance to win some great prizes!

■ Tickets for two to the Munster football final. Overnight accommodation at the Greenhills Hotel Limerick in the newly refurbished Executive suite. Dinner for two in Hugh’s on the Green restaurant as well as full use of the hotels health and leisure centre.

■ Tickets for two, overnight accommodation and dinner on one evening to the Munster Hurling final.

Prizes for each finalist

■ Signed county jersey.

■ Overnight accommodation and tickets for two at the glittering black-tie Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards in December.

Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year

In addition to the finalist prize items above, the overall winner will receive:

■ The title of Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year Award at the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards.

■ Coaching session by a leading intercounty player for your local club.

■ One pair of tickets for each match your county plays in the 2013 Munster GAA Senior Championships.

■ Munster GAA Season Ticket – gives the winner access to all club Championship, Minor, U-21, Intermediate and Senior matches in the province, 75 games in total running throughout the year. Are you Irish examiner Munster

GAA Supporter of the Year? enter FREE online www.irishexaminer.com/competitions

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Closing date Saturday, August 18, 2012

PRESS RELEASE – CALLING ALL MUNSTER GAA FANS

• Search is on for Munster’s top GAA fan

Monday, May 28, 2012. The Irish Examiner and the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards have launched the search for Munster’s GAA supporter of the Year in a bid to celebrate GAA fans who have real pride in club or county.

Do you get dressed up in your county colours and go to the match, do you know the score of every GAA match your county or club has ever played in? If you feel that describes you, we want to know because we are searching for the Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year! In addition to winning a number of great prizes, the person will be honoured at the glittering Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards in December.

Munster Council Chairman Sean Walsh welcomed the return of the provincial ‘Supporter of the Year’ competition, in association with the Irish Examiner, for this season’s inter-county senior championships saying: “We’re delighted to launch the initiative for a second year and particularly to be in partnership with the Irish Examiner. It gives us the chance to honour and recognize those supporters who devote a large amount of their time to support their county’s teams. Supporters can nominate either themselves or another supporter throughout the championship. They can do this by sending a picture to the Irish Examiner facebook page or through the dedicated competitions site which is up and running.”

Last year’s inaugural winner was well known Cork fan, Cyril Kavanagh, instantly recognisable with his Mexican cape and sombrero. However Kavanagh isn’t just an “occasion junkie” — he’s a frequent visitor to Cork training sessions.

To enter GAA fans simply go to www.irishexaminer.com/competitions or via the competitions tab on www.facebook.com/IrishExaminerSport and submit their captioned photo. Tell us who is in the photo, where it was taken and why it is special – maybe it’s what you wear or how passionate they are at games!

A finalist will be selected from each Munster county after the deadline for entries closes in August. The more creative the entry the better your chance of being a finalist!

Coupled with the input of our adjudication panel and a public vote through facebook and text vote, the overall winner will be selected.

PRIZES

For the early bird fans who submit their entry before midnight Sunday, July 1, we have bonus prizes where two fans and a friend could win a fantastic weekend away to either the Munster Senior Hurling or Football final in July. Each prize includes tickets for two, two nights B&B accommodation and dinner on one evening.

For each of the six finalists, they will get signed county jersey as well as overnight accommodation and tickets for two at the glittering black-tie Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards in December.

The overall winner will be crowned Irish Examiner Munster GAA Supporter of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy Munster GAA Awards. They will get a coaching session by a leading intercounty player for their local club. In addition they will receive one pair of tickets for each match their county plays in the 2013 Munster GAA Senior Championships as well as a Munster GAA Season Ticket – gives the winner access to all club Championship, Minor, U-21, Intermediate and Senior matches in the province 75 games in total running throughout the year.