Why a wall, why now? Where has this idea come from?
In late 2020 the Mayo GAA Executive tasked the Cairde Mhaigh Eo fundraising committee with conceiving an idea and a plan to raise funds for the resurfacing of MacHale Park. Having considered a number of ideas, the one ultimately settled on was the construction of a wall, which would allow supporters to celebrate or commemorate heroes of their choosing – personal or otherwise and also afford Mayo GAA the opportunity to celebrate great teams of the past. It was decided to commence the project with a three-section wall of tiles. The selling of tiles on this wall will pay for the resurfacing and improvement of the MacHale Park pitch which has for some years needed major development.
What is the Laochra Mhaigh Eo Wall?
The wall is a ceramic tiled wall which features the 1936, 1950 and 1951 All Ireland winning teams as centerpieces which will be surrounded by 1200 additional tiles celebrating the personal heroes of supporters and several corporate donors. The wall will be a lasting legacy to the project and to the commitment of Mayo GAA people.
Where will it be in MacHale Park?
The wall will be located underneath the main stand in MacHale Park and will be visible to all supporters, players and officials arriving to and leaving games at the ground.
What will it look like?
Each of the three sections of the wall will feature an All-Ireland winning team photo at its centre and be surrounded by specially commissioned ceramic tiles carrying Mayo GAA crests and the personal messages and tributes of tile buyers.
What will my tile look like?
An example of what individual tiles look like can be found on the products page.
When will the wall be in place?
Work on both the pitch and the wall will commence in summer 2021.