FIVE MORE YEARS!
AIB’S LONG-STANDING SUPPORT OF THE GAA AND CAMOGIE ASSOCIATION EXTENDED UNTIL 2028
Ahead of an exciting summer of action, AIB has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting Gaelic Games for an additional five years.
Ahead of what promises to be a fascinating summer of Gaelic Games action, AIB was today joined by stars from across the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the AIB GAA All-Ireland Club Championships and the AIB All-Ireland Camogie Club Championships, as AIB extended its sponsorship agreements with the GAA and the Camogie Association for another five years.
Sponsors of the GAA Club Championships since 1991 and the All-Ireland Senior Football Championships since 2015, today’s five-year sponsorship extension sees AIB continue its relationship as one of the longest-standing supporters of the GAA. AIB also further cemented its partnership with the Camogie Association, extending its support of the AIB All-Ireland Camogie Club Championships to 2028, having been proud sponsors of the championships since 2013.
Down through the years, AIB’s Gaelic Games sponsorship activity has highlighted the grit, determination and passion that is required in order to win #TheToughest competitions in Gaelic Games. Through the platform of #TheToughest, AIB has shone a spotlight on the GAA and Camogie Club Championships, while also allowing fans unique, never-before-seen insights into the GAA Senior Football Championship, and the players who give their all, year after year, to make their clubs, counties and communities proud.
Today’s sponsorship extension announcement not only cements AIB’s support of Gaelic Games, but also underpins its commitment to a further five years of showcasing our national games through innovative sponsorship campaigns that evolve in line with the modern game, and which champion the players and engage fans and communities nationwide by celebrating all that is unique about Gaelic Games.
Joining AIB CEO, Colin Hunt, Camogie Association President, Hilda Breslin and Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, at Croke Park today were a host of #TheToughest players across all three codes, including inter-county stars Conor Meyler (Tyrone), Dylan McHugh (Galway), Sam Mulroy (Louth) and Jason Foley (Kerry), alongside All-Ireland-winning players from this year’s AIB Camogie and GAA Club Championships, Andrew McGowan (Kilmacud Crokes), Dean Mason (Ballyhale Shamrocks) and Laura Ward (Sarsfields).
At the announcement at Croke Park today, AIB Chief Executive Officer, Colin Hunt, said: “We at AIB are thrilled to extend our long-standing partnerships with the GAA and the Camogie Association today, and continue our support of camogie, Gaelic football and hurling for another five years. Like the GAA, AIB is embedded in communities across the country. In our 30 plus years as sponsors of Gaelic Games, AIB has taken pride in our backing of our national sports: from the drive of communities involved in the GAA and Camogie Club Championships, to the joy that the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship brings to crowds across Ireland every summer. We are excited by the next five years of this successful partnership.”
Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy stated: “Everyone at the GAA is immensely grateful for the support that AIB has given the Association over the last 32 years. Their work in profiling the GAA Club Championships has elevated the competition to new heights, and it is fitting that a brand with roots in communities across Ireland continues to work with us to showcase our games at Senior, Intermediate and Junior level, while also continuing to support the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship. We are delighted that they are committed to us for another five years, and we look forward to seeing what #TheToughest brings to fans this Championship season.”
Camogie Association President, Hilda Breslin commented: “AIB has been a fantastic support to the Camogie Association for over a decade now, and we are truly honoured to extend our partnership with them today for a further five years. These past few years, the AIB Camogie All-Ireland Club Championships have produced some of the most memorable performances and games, and the dedication shown by the players on the field and the supporters behind them is what has made this competition so unique. We are thrilled to be working with AIB once more as we look towards the future, and look forward to seeing what the next five years brings.”
With provincial championships well underway in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, an intriguing season lies ahead. Will the Kingdom hold on to their crown? Can Mayo and Tyrone bounce back from provincial upsets to set up a famous summer race for Sam? Who will follow in Westmeath’s footsteps and become the second-ever winners of the Tailteann Cup? These questions, and more, are set to be answered over the coming months, in what is teeing up to be a summer championship like no other.
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