What a great way to spend 25

[SIZE=“3”]125 Years of the GAA Commemorated with Launch of 2009 Euro Coin Set [/SIZE]30 January 2009

The 2009 Annual Mint set was unveiled by the Central Bank to commemorate the 125th founding of the GAA. There are 25,000 limited edition sets being issued by the Central Bank and each set is a tribute to the founding of the GAA and its place as one of the largest amateur sporting organisations in the world.

Speaking at the launch of the coin set, President of the GAA Nickey Brennan said “I am delighted that we are here in Croke Park for this launch and it is an honour for the GAA to be commemorated in this way. I am sure this coin set will be a very popular souvenir for members of the GAA not just here in Ireland but right across the globe.”

Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. John Hurley, presented the set of 2009 coins to the President of the GAA, Mr. Nickey Brennan. Mr. Hurley, said “This year, the Central Bank is delighted and honoured to partner the GAA, in issuing the Annual Mint set in 2009 in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the GAA in Hayes Hotel Thurles. The GAA has made a great contribution to Irish sporting and cultural life since its inception in 1884 and we are proud to be associated with the anniversary events.”

The set will be on sale to the public from the 2nd of February, at a cost of 25 per set from the Central Bank (01 2198812) and also from the GAA Museum (01 8192323). An official order form for the 2009 coin set is available from the Central Bank by phoning 1890 307 607 or from the website, www.centralbank.ie. The set may also be purchased directly from the Central Banks premises in Dame Street and from selected GAA outlets nationwide.

To complement the set, the Central Bank also plan to issue a 15 Silver Proof coin, featuring the GAA crest to coincide with the actual anniversary of the GAA in November 2009.

Pity they dont just put them into general circulation bu tits a nice touch. Few GAA Clubs will be investing I’m sure.

Agreed. Tits are a nice touch and should be in general circulation.

:slight_smile: Cunt

General circulation wouldn’t net them any profit though would it? That is the end here lads, don’t try to convince yourself otherwise.

Aye, very true.