Cúl Heroes 2016 trading cards launched

Cúl Heroes 2016 trading cards launched

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culCúl Heroes, the official trading cards and magazine of the GAA/GPA, were launched today in Croke Park by brand ambassadors James McCarthy and TJ Reid.

Other player ambassadors for Cúl Cards 2016 include Michael Murphy, Anthony Nash, Colm Cooper and Diarmuid O’Connor.

Cúl Heroes is entering its second year on the market and aims to continue its promotion of Gaelic Games, the players and the unique skills of our national sport.

This year’s trading card collection includes 565 cards, including a mixture of players, county crests and trophies, as well as gold, silver and bronze cards.

Because of the influence the GAA and its players has among young people; each card portrays a positive message around diet and emotional wellbeing. Cúl Heroes aims to be a positive influence in the lives of young people through an increased amount of messages this year such as “Feed your body with healthy food” and “It’s good to talk to someone when you’re sad.”

Extra value has been added with seven cards now included with the standard packet of cards, this includes one special edition card. Extra products this year includes: Starter Collection Folder, Deluxe Collection Folder and Collector Tin.

Speaking ahead of Thursday’s launch, Cúl Heroes managing director Matt McCormack said: “Following on from the success of last year, we’ve added to the collection in different ways.

“We believe more than ever than these cards help promote our games in a very positive way with our youth and we hope they get as much enjoyment out of this year’s collection as they did last year.

“We’re excited about the launch of our new magazine. We feel it’s an opportunity for players to engage with their young fans and to promote the game in a fun and enjoyable way.”

A packet of Cúl Heroes trading cards (7 cards per pack) will be on sale for €1.50/£1.00 throughout the 32 counties. The Starter Collection Folder with 14 cards is available for €6.50/£3.99, with a Deluxe Collection Folder containing 50 cards available for €10.00/£5.99.

Keep up to date with all things Cúl Heroes by following them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or visit www.culheroes.ie.

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