You can get a free “Championship Haircut” in Croke Park on Sunday
The “Championship Haircut” has become a mainstay of GAA culture over the years and that trip to the barbers in the run up to a match is now an intrinsic part of any player’s pre-game preparations.
Every sport has its pre-game rituals but few have established themselves in the GAA as much as the Championship Haircut. Barbershops across the country experience a surge in business in the days before a big match, as local GAA players go in to get a tight back and sides.
This isn’t just about aesthetics. A good Championship Haircut is an essential part of your psychological preparation. There’s nothing like a super-tight skin-fade to leave you feeling like your best self and to intimidate the opposing player!
The good news is that Electric Ireland are offering FREE Championship Haircuts ahead of the Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Final this weekend. Electric Ireland has teamed up with four expert barbers to provide haircuts to the fans ahead of the big match on Sunday.
Fans can choose to get one of four classic Championship Haircuts in Croke Park from 11.30am on the morning of the match. So whether you fancy getting the “Minor Fade” or the “Hurling Helmet,” you can make sure you look your best as you cheer on your county’s young stars.
Electric Ireland’s team of barbers will be cutting fans’ hair just inside the turnstiles on the Cusack Stand side of Croke Park so make sure you get in early. They’ll be providing dry cuts for the men or fringe trims for the ladies.
Aside from the chance to get a slick new haircut or an impressive skin-fade, there will also be a feast of hurling to enjoy on Sunday.
First up are the stars of the future as Galway take on Kilkenny in the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Hurling Final at 1pm. It promises to be an exciting culmination to a fantastic championship and a great chance for one of these teams to achieve an historic success with their county.
Galway will be attempting the difficult task of winning back-to-back minor titles against a Kilkenny side that they defeated earlier in the championship. The Cats will be hoping to reverse that result on the back of wins against Limerick and Tipperary and to win their first minor title since 2014.
After the minor clash, Galway’s senior hurlers will also attempt to retain their title when they take on Limerick in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final. Throw-in is at 3.30pm and the Tribesmen will be chasing their first back-to-back victory since their 1987/1988 wins.
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