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Greener Games

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You are invited to the launch of Greener Games and afterwards to attend Ireland v Australia Irish Daily Mail International Rules Test 2 in Croke Park on October 30th 2010



Croke Park Stadium has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over a hundred years and is now leading the way in sustainability. 
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) was set up by the Government in 2002 as Ireland’s national energy authority. Their mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices
Taking what the stadium has learned and using the expertise of SEAI, Croke Park presents Greener Games.
What is Greener Games?


Greener Games is a sustainable energy and environmental initiative which aims to educate clubs, facilities or businesses in sustainable practices. This conference and training day, organised by Croke Park in conjunction with SEAI will focus on key aspects to help your club or organisation in reducing costs and saving money by being more sustainable and environmentally aware.


Croke Park’s environmental and sustainability management systems and initiatives will be a key focus along with case studies from other sports facilities plus key tips and advice for getting started on energy management from SEAI. Having attended the event you will be equipped to start the Greener Games journey and out sustainable practices into operation to ultimately benefit your organisation.


The session will conclude with a Stadium tour where staff will take you through the fascinating history of Croke Park and present a behind the scenes look at Ireland’s largest Stadium. Here you will witness environmental and sustainability practices in operation during pre match preparations.


Once the tour ends you can relax and enjoy Ireland v Australia in test 2 of the Irish Daily Mail International rules series.



Who should attend?

The event should be attended by anyone in a management, operations or an administrative role within a GAA club, other sport or leisure organisation, small to medium enterprise or National Governing Body.


Places are limited to a maximum of two persons per club or organisation and will be booked on a first come, first served basis.


A fee of €35 (inclusive of VAT) will apply which covers conference, lunch, Croke Park tour and International Rules match ticket.

Programme of Events
10.00am               Registration: Tea/Coffee & light refreshments
Energy Management & Croke Park Case Study
10.45am               Introduction and Welcome                        
                                Eamon Ryan TD – Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources
                                Peter McKenna – Stadium Director, Croke Park
11.05am               The Merits of Energy Management                        
                                Brian Motherway – Chief Operations Officer, SEAI           
11.20am               Managing Energy Consumption and Cost Saving Solutions          
                                Pat Gilroy – Managing Director, Dalkia                                 
11.35am               Croke Park Case Study 
                                Alan Gallagher – Operations Manager, Croke Park
                                Niamh McGroder – Environmental Manager, Croke Park             
12.05pm               Questions and Answers /Panel Discussion         
12.15pm               Lunch/Networking Opportunity
Case Studies & Stadium Tour
13.15pm               Sustainable Energy & Initiatives in Action
                                Colm Moran – Operations Manager, Thomond Park Stadium    
                                Small and medium sized Sports Clubs – To be confirmed                                                                                
14.00pm               Getting Started with Energy Management
                                Speaker -To be confirmed                                                                                           
14.10pm               Question and Answer Session/Panel Discussion
14.30pm               Stadium Tour
15.45pm               Turnstiles open
16.45pm               Hurling/Shinty – Ireland v Scotland
19.00pm               Irish Daily Mail International Rules – Ireland v Australia

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