Thousands of Football Fans Delighted as Special Cargo Champions League and
FA Premier League Trophies Arrive into Ireland’s West!
Today, Friday, 21st November 2008, Ireland West Airport Knock greeted a pair of unusual arrivals as two of the world's most famous and coveted football trophies, the Champions League and FA Premier League trophies, landed into the West for a tour. The trophies, along with a group of minders, jetted into Ireland West Knock on low fares airline bmibaby direct from Manchester. Passengers traveling from Manchester were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the prize processions won by Manchester United last year, as the valuable trophies were each given a seat on the aircraft given that they could not be let out of the sight of their minders.
Manchester United kindly agreed to allow both trophies to leave Old Trafford and travel to the West of Ireland in aid of an Autism charity group called the Action for Life Foundation. The visit of the trophies to both Galway and Mayo is being undertaken in conjunction with the Elizabeth Hardie Ferguson Trust, which was established in memory of the late Mother of the Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson. The trophies will be escorted from Ireland West Airport Knock to Dunmore in County Galway and then onto Castlebar where they will be put on display for all to admire in The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre.
Commenting on the visit, Annette Kearney Marketing and Route Development Manager, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted to welcome this precious cargo and the group to Ireland West Knock. I’m sure thousands of football fans will be thrilled to get the opportunity to view the trophies especially those Manchester United supporters who regularly fly on our bmibaby flights to attend matches at Trafford each season. It is wonderful also that it is done so for a charitable cause and we wish the Action for Life Foundation the best in its fundraising efforts.”