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Laois GAA opt for digital match programme due to Coronavirus

Any of the 100 of so fans in MW Hire O’Moore Park for the meeting of Camross and Borris-Kilcotton last night will have noticed something different – there were no programmes.

Well, no physical copies at least, as Laois GAA have opted to go digital due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, when fans entered the ground, they saw a large poster with a QR code on it.

They scanned this onto their phone and it enabled them to have a digital copy of the programme instead.

Speaking on the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast recently, PRO Paul Dargan revealed that it just wasn’t feasible to print programmes in the traditional way due to Coronavirus.

But he insisted that they were required due to their historical significance and had come up with this workaround instead.

He said: “What we are doing is ensuring that we will have a digital copy of the programme available.

“It is not feasible to go off and print programmes so instead we will have them as a PDF.

“On entry to the ground, you will see a poster with large QR code which you can scan and this will give you access to the digital copy.

“There is history in programmes and it is important that we ensure we keep them.

“We have spoken to our sponsors and they are happy that this is the best way to proceed.”

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