Monday, October 23rd 2017: AIB today marked the 26th season of their proud sponsorship of the Camogie and GAA Club Championships by teaming up with Mags D’Arcy, St. Martin’s and Wexford Camogie player; Shane Dowling, Na Piarsaigh and Limerick hurler; Ryan McHugh, Kilcar and Donegal footballer; and John Small, Ballymun Kickhams and Dublin footballer to launch the 2017/2018 AIB All-Ireland Club and Camogie Championship season. The four stars have finished their intercounty season and are now back with their clubs preparing for county and provincial finals as the battle of #TheToughest continues.
Proud to be backing both Club and County, AIB is especially pleased to continue its sponsorship of the GAA Club Championships for a 26th consecutive year. Having been treated to another exciting sumemr of Gaelic Games, attention now once again turns to club and the battle to fulfil the dream of being crowned All-Ireland champions with and for the people that players were first introduced to Gaelic Games with.
Some clubs across Ireland have already been crowned County Champions with Shane Dowling’s Na Piarsigh, Ryan McHugh’s Kilcar and Mags D’Arcy’s St. Martin’s now due to contest the provincial championships. John Small’s Ballymun Kickhams face St. Vincents in the Dublin Senior Football Championship Final this Sunday, October 29th.
Clubs progressing into the provincial rounds are now preparing themselves for challenging conditions over the coming winter months where they will face some of the most gruelling battles as the AIB All-Ireland Camogie and GAA Club Championships reach the final stages..
Denis O’Callaghan, Head of AIB Retail Banking, emphasised the importance of AIB’s partnerships with the GAA, “AIB are delighted to be involved with the Club Championships at Senior, Intermediate and Junor level for a 26th consecutive year as well as the Camogie Club Championships . The Club Championships is one of the most unique, competitive and toughest competitions to win in sport and we’re proud to be supporting #TheToughest all the way. The GAA clubs dotted around the country lie at the heart of the communities in which they are based. We at AIB, inspired by their example are working hard, to earn the right to re-establish ourselves at the heart of the lives of the Irish people, backing them in the big moments in life and in business”
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