Four GAA clubs from around the country will be looking on next season at shiny new scoreboards on the side of their pitches after winning a competition run by EirGrid, the GAA’s Official Timing Partner.
The winners were drawn at Croke Park by EirGrid External Communications Manager, Valerie Hedin, and GAA President, John Horan.
Ferns St. Aidan’s in Co. Wexford, Tramore GAA in Co. Waterford, Éire Óg GAA in Co. Roscommon and St. Brigid’s GAC from Co. Antrim will now be installing a top-of-the-range, LED, digital clock and scoreboard with a radio-controlled handset to manage the score from anywhere in the ground.
It might not make the teams score more goals or points but it will certainly add to the sense of occasion at their grounds.
This competition marks EirGrid’s continuing commitment to its GAA sponsorship portfolio. As well as being the GAA’s first ever official timing sponsor, it has also sponsored the EirGrid GAA Football U20 All-Ireland Championship since 2015, the EirGrid International Rules Series in 2015 and the Irish International Rules team in 2017.
“Today’s draw brings to a close the fantastic competition that EirGrid has made available to our club network nationwide,” said Horan.
“EirGrid have provided our GAA clubs with a brilliant opportunity that has been reflected in the huge level of interest shown.”
“This competition further underlines the great commitment we continue to receive from EirGrid which has been hugely supportive of the association through its sponsorship of the GAA Football U20 Championship, their involvement in International Rules and as our official GAA Timing sponsor.”
“We were delighted by the huge number of entries to the competition and I’d like to thank all who entered,” added Hedin.
“We hope these scoreboards will be of great benefit to GAA clubs around the country and further strengthen our ties with these communities.”
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