AIB GAA/Camogie Club Championships – The toughest of them all
AIB announces its sponsorship of the Camogie Club Championship
Tuesday, October 15th: The AIB GAA/Camogie Club Championship is the toughest competition of them all. Clubs are faced with a tough county championship against local rivals; progressing through the Provincial rounds; All-Ireland quarter and semi-finals and ultimately a final in Croke Park. There is no ’back-door’ from the Provincial championships onwards and much of the competition is played in tough conditions over the winter months. It’s the ‘Toughest of them all’. Just ask the players.
“I’ve been lucky enough to win All Ireland title with Milford and the Club Championships presents a very different challenge to playing with your county. Everything starts at the club and it is really difficult to win an All-Ireland title, but it’s an amazing feeling and all the hard work is worth it in the end,” Milford and Cork’s Elaine O’Riordan said.
AIB officially announced its sponsorship of the Camogie Club Championship and Denis O'Callaghan, Head of AIB Branch banking, emphasised the importance of this new partnership: “This year, AIB’s 22nd year partnering with the championships, sees us announce our new sponsorship of the Camogie Club Championships. This sponsorship is very important for AIB as we recognise the proud history of Camogie, one of the most skilful sports in the world and we are looking forward to a successful partnership with The Camogie Association.
“Our sponsorship now includes Senior, Junior & Intermediate Championships across both hurling and football and the new Camogie partnership is a great addition to this portfolio. We are proud to be a partner of the Club Championship as it is one of the most competitive and toughest competitions to win in sport. Everything starts at the club and the passion and commitment from the players and supporters is exceptional and something we are very proud to be associated with.”
President of the Camogie Association, Aileen Lawlor, is looking forward to partnership with AIB:
“The Camogie Association are delighted to join partnership with AIB who have been proud sponsors of the GAA for 22 years and now are sponsoring the Club All Ireland Camogie Championships.
“Club is the grassroots of our Association – this is where the player is first introduced to Gaelic games. This is where the player develops the love of the game and proudly represents their club, parish and community. AIB cater for families in parishes and communities all over Ireland just as we in The Camogie Association caters for all children from a young age and well into their adult life in the community. We are delighted to announce this partnership, and we look forward to working alongside AIB over the next few years”.
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