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Your GAA match day essentials!

We have everything you need to get you through any GAA day match.

A GAA match day is a day like no other in the Irish sporting calendar. From the preparation the day before, to the buzz around the stadium, it is a day we all eagerly anticipate!

However, sometimes, match day can be a little stressful. Making sure you have everything is the most important, and trying to find somewhere to park is a task in itself.

Here are some the essentials from Littlewoods Ireland that will make sure you are 100 percent ready for your GAA match day


As much as we love to think of a match day taking place on a glorious sunny day, the reality is folks, we live in Ireland, we all know how Irish summers like to play out.

Invest in a good raincoat, that is nice and light so you don’t sweat too much walking to and from the stadium. Plus it is easy to pop in your bag.

We love this number one best selling raincoat from V by Very, especially the peplum detail and rose gold zips! You can check out our full range of raincoats on Littlewoods Ireland right here!

V by Very Peplum Hem Windcheater Jacket


As much as the rain can pour on any GAA match day, the sun can also shine. A great pair of sunglasses are an investment piece and will see you through the summer following the Championship.

They are ideal for when you are trying to study the game from the stands and for the drive! Check out the full range of sunglasses right here.

V by Very Aviator Style Sunglasses – Rose Gold

 Sat Nav

The journey to the stadium can be a little stressful. Make it 100 times easier for yourself and get a Sat Nav for the car. It will avoid you getting lost and will provide you with the quickest route possible to your destination.

TOMTOM GO 5200 Sat Nav with World Maps

Back Pack

 An essential for any GAA match day is a backpack. Get yourself a sturdy but fashionable one right here!
A middle sized one would be perfect, as it will compactly hold everything you need. Also, most stadiums have the rule now of no large bags allowed, so this one from Kangol is perfect!
Kangol Floral Backpack

 Coin Purse

If you are travelling into some unknown territory for match day, there is a chance you will encounter some tolls along the way. Keep a coin purse handy, so you avoid that moment of panic as you approach the barriers!

Also, if you have little ones with you, you are guaranteed a trip to the snack stand at halftime. And it wouldn’t be match day if you didn’t get yourself a programme! Your loose change will come in handy!

 A vital part of any GAA match day. After all the excitement of getting there and watching the match, there will always be some hungry mouths to feed afterwards. You can’t beat a few sandwiches and a snack bar!
Get yourself a large cool bag that will easily store everything for you.
Summerhouse by Navigate Upright Family Cool Bag
And after all that, you will definitely need a cup of tea or coffee before hitting the road home. Make your brew the morning of the match, and have it ready and waiting for you in a flask for when the match is all over.
Tefal Senator 1L Thermal Vacuum Flask With Silicon Sleeve – Black

Make sure you are home in time for The Sunday Game!

And the best thing about it is, you will need all these essentials the following weekend, as a summer of sport lies ahead! Are you excited? We sure are!


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Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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