Sky Sports Buy Birthplace Of GAA At Auction
BREAKING NEWS coming from the Allsop auction of 230 properties suggest that Sky Sports have controversially bought Hayes’s Hotel in Tipperary, the birthplace of the GAA.
The GAA was founded on the site in 1884 and had a guiding price of €500,000 but the BSKYB owned Sky Sports sealed the deal for £500,000 after they guaranteed they could provide the fee in sterling cash.
“This deal represents our continued commitment to Gaelic Games in Ireland,” explained Barney Francis, “I think everyone is happy with this deal, and we can’t wait to get to work on it”.
The site itself will now be demolished within 7 days with an all purpose ‘mega sports bar’ taking its place.
“This is Ireland’s sporting heartland so we thought there was no better location for our second major Sky Sports MegaBar. Here our customers can watch the latest in Rugby Union, Cricket, Soccer now that the GAA season is winding down. And of we have new European football channel and the NFL,” added Francis.
While some fans may be troubled by the identity of the new owners, Sky Sports have alleviated these worries by confirming a ‘birthplace of the GAA’ plaque will take pride of place by the services and goods entrance around the back of the new MegaBar.
Tickets to view the plaque will be €10 per person.