Up for The Final 2020

The Saffron Business Forum presents – Up for The Final

By Brendan McTaggart

Friday night, 8pm.  If you have any Saffron blood coursing through your veins, you won’t want to miss what’s in store on the Antrim GAA YouTube Channel.  Courtesy of the Saffron Business Forum, an evening of banter and craic as Mark Sidebottom hosts ‘Up for the Final.’

Mark Sidebottom

How it all came about?  BBC’s Mark Sidebottom told us they had a thought and it snowballed: “A few of us got around a table and wanted to know how we could give something back to the fans in this the most unprecedented of years.”  Mark continued: “Tony Shivers, myself and other members of the Saffron Business Forum put the idea out there and in fairness the county board latched onto the idea as well with Sean Kelly helping to promote.  We parked our other priorities and came up with a plan to produce something that would engage the Antrim fans with the team and properly acknowledge this teams achievements this year”

Mark will be joined by Johnny McIntosh, Shane Elliott as well as having a chat with a list of guests on the night as they reveal Antrim’s starting 15 for the Final on Sunday.  Mark will also be asking Shane and Johnny for their best Antrim 15’s from the last 50 years, not including anyone from the current squad and chatting with current senior hurling coach and link back to 1989, Gary O’Kane.  The winners of the Cumann na mBunscol competition will be announced with first place claiming a very special prize.

It promises to be a special evening and a special thanks to the Saffron Business Forum who have made this possible. 

The line-up:

  • Brooke Scullion – The Voice Finalist
  • The Raparees – a special rendition of the Green Glens of Antrim from Joe McKeague
  • Stephen Tierney – impressionist
  • ’89 Captain, Ciaran Barr
  • Liam Sheedy – two time All Ireland winner
  • Enda McGinley – three time All Ireland winner and new Antrim football manager
  • Antrim Captain, Conor McCann
  • Antrim Manager, Darren Gleeson
  • Antrim Chairman, Ciaran McCavana

Brooke Scullion

Stephen Tierney

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