In a groundbreaking initiative, Roscommon GAA has become the first County Board to offer the option of online ticket purchasing through the Irish language thanks to its partnership with Irish software company Future Ticketing.
Future Ticketing, Ireland’s most successful indigenous ticketing company and a global leader in digital ticketing, has successfully tailored its software to suit the needs of GAA fans who wish to conduct their business ‘as Gaeilge’.
Commenting on the partnership, Chairperson of Roscommon GAA, Brian Carroll, said: “Our partnership with Future Ticketing is a source of great joy for Roscommon GAA. We are giving people the option to buy their tickets while making use of the Irish language option, something that is very important to many of our supporters. Roscommon GAA is actively promoting Gaeilge and Irish culture, and this project is just another example of our commitment to fostering the Irish language within the Roscommon community”.
Future Ticketing CEO Liam Holton said the company aimed to serve the diverse needs of its customers.
“Our team have worked closely with our partners in Roscommon GAA to ensure the integrity of the Irish language ticketing platform on the county’s website.
“Indeed, we see this as just an initial step in bringing the digital transformation ‘as Gaeilge’ to the entire Gaelic games community, a community which, like us, now reaches all corners of the globe”.
Future Ticketing now has partnerships with GAA county boards in Roscommon, Tipperary, Clare, Longford and Kildare with additional partnerships commencing in the coming weeks.
Supporters at grounds across the association book their tickets online or walk-up transactions through payment terminals using an easy four-step purchasing process and the counties have immediate access to the revenue.
Fans can use Apple Pay and Google Pay and scanning on entry to grounds gives immediate accurate information to match hosts.