THE Kilkenny Supporters Club GAA calendar was the most in-demand calendar in the county this year. A week before New Year’s Day, only six calendar were known to be still for sale in Mick Crotty’s shop but these were quickly snapped up.
Chairman of the Supporters Club John Mackey said he was amazed at the demand for the 2012 Kilkenny GAA calendar. Mr Mackey had ordered a print run of 2,500 calendars but he said he could easily have ordered another 500 calendars and they would all have sold.
“People were ringing me from out foreign looking for calendars. I had calls from Canada, United States and Australia from people who were after a calendar,” said Mr Mackey.
The sale of the calendars is expected to be a huge boost to the finances of the Kilkenny Supporters Club but as of yet they’re not sure precisely how much money will flow into the club coffers from the calendar sales.
Bookshops and newsagents in Kilkenny city said the demand for the Kilkenny calendar was unprecedented. Only when the Kilkenny calendar had sold out did the official GAA 2012 begin to sell, said Aine Murphy in Porters newsagents. In The Book Centre, Siobhan O’Flynn said that other popular calendars included the John Hinde Ireland calendar which a lot of people were sending as gifts to their relatives working abroad.