It’s Time2Play…A Christmas Cracker

December 6th, 2021 | Football

It’s Time2Play…A Christmas Cracker

Armagh and Tyrone fans will be treated to an early Christmas present as their teams meet for an exhibition game on Friday 17th December at 7.15pm.

Kieran McGeeney’s men will host the current All-Ireland champions in an exhibition game at the Athletic Grounds. The game is to raise funds for the James Reel Playpark which will be located inside the grounds of Silverbridge GAA grounds.

James tragically lost his life early this year, but the family are working hard to ensure his memory lives on.


Time2Play…A Christmas Cracker. The Reel family with Kieran McGeeney and Silverbridge GAA representatives. Pictured left to right: Liam Murphy, Pat Casey (Chairman, Silverbridge GAA) Kieran McGeeney, Bernard Reel, Maisy Reel aged 4, Mairead Reel, Sadie Reel aged 4, Patrick Reel, Aisling Martin, Oliver Martin, Michelle Reel, Majella Murphy and Thomas McKeown (Vice-chairman Silverbridge GAA).


The family-friendly event promises to be full of festive fun to get everyone into the Christmas spirit, with guest appearances from Santa Claus himself and the Sam Maguire trophy.

There will be other fundraising events over the coming months to help the Reel family achieve their goal, with the support of the local community and Silverbridge GAA.

The first one is an exciting one indeed. Armagh and Tyrone met in the Athletic Grounds earlier in the year with the Red Hands stealing a five-point victory. The two teams cross paths in next seasons National Football League.

Tickets are available for the game through the MyTicket App. Adults £10, Family £20, U16 £5, and U12’s free. All match goers must have a ticket. Armagh TV will be streaming the game live to viewers across the globe.

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