Leinster GAA have secured a partnership with Chadwicks the building providers and home and garden retailer, to support the Leinster Hurling League and also to run a competition for clubs that will be worth €20,000.
This is the brand’s first engagement with Gaelic Games and will run for an initial one year.
The Chadwicks Club Hurling League is a cross-county competition which has seen 71 teams from right across the province compete at Junior, Intermediate and Senior level in four divisions.
This year’s Division 1 final takes this Sunday, June 9th as a curtain raiser to the Leinster Senior Championship clash of Kilkenny and Galway. It sees two Kilkenny clubs, Mullinavat and St Martins, go head to head at Nowlan Park at 11.45am.
Tullaroan’s Tommy Walsh, who has played in the competition, was on hand for today’s launch together with fellow Chadwicks Brand Ambassadors Eamonn Dillon fresh from his two-goal haul against Carlow at the weekend and Collette Dormer from Kilkenny, who started in last year’s Liberty Insurance Camogie Made Me Campaign.
The ambassadors will promote the Chadwicks Club Hurling League and will also support the new Chadwicks competition that will be rolled out to support clubs within the province.
The Chadwicks Kit-Out competition will see clubs in Leinster win over €20,000 of Chadwicks product to improve and enhance their changing room facilities.
Winners from each county will win €1,000 worth of product before going on to compete for the overall prize of €10,000 worth of product.
Entries for the competition are now being sought. Clubs are being asked to outline their vision for the future the vision for the future, how the club positively impacts the local community and what benefit winning the prize would bring to them.
“We’re delighted to come together with Leinster GAA to become the title sponsor of the Chadwicks Club Hurling League and wish the teams competing in the forthcoming finals the very best,” said Chadwicks Finance director Brian Conneely.
“We have branches in communities all over Leinster and there is a natural fit with the community network of the GAA. We hope this sponsorship and the Chadwicks Kit-Out competition that we have launched here today will make a positive difference within those communities.”
“It’s a very positive step for Leinster GAA to bring a brand of the calibre of Chadwicks on board as a sponsor and is an endorsement of the good work being done at provincial level for the promotion of hurling,” added Leinster GAA Chairman Jim Bolger.
“We welcome Chadwicks involvement in the Chadwicks Club Hurling League and with their support hope to grow the competition. We also look forward to seeing the Chadwicks Kit-Out competition being rolled out and at seeing what other plans Chadwicks will bring to the table.
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