SERC Sports Students Visit Croke Park

For many of the students their last trip to Croke Park was as supporters and ended in disappointment with Down’s defeat in the All-Ireland Football Final to Cork. On this occasion there was no disappointment to be had as this was an educational field trip providing an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in organising a marquee occasion like the All-Ireland Final. [caption id="attachment_20080" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="The SERC sports students who visited Croke Park in Dublin."][/caption] On arrival in Dublin the students were taken on a tour of the stadium and the GAA museum, Croke Park officials then delivered a seminar on event management. SERC Sport Lecturer Maeve Galloway accompanied the students on the trip and said, “This was an extremely beneficial trip for the students. They were given an insight into what is required to organise and stage an event for over 80,000 people. “The trip provided an insight into health and safety aspects, risk assessment, ticketing, hospitality, and legislation which govern such a stadium. “The students will be assessed on aspects of event management throughout their course so it was a fantastic opportunity for them to visit this wonderful stadium,” ahe said.]]>