€250,000 Windfall for Girls in Football

GAA clubs fielding juvenile ladies football teams have benefitted in recent days from a €250,000 windfall as part of Lidl’s sponsorship of the sport.

The money, in the value of kit and equipment, has been distributed to 154 clubs across the country as a major element of this third year of the national partnership between the retailer and the Association.

The money was raised primarily through a promotion whereby the purchase of bottles of special edition Carrick Glen LGFA Active Spring Water led to vouchers that could be grouped together and redeemed at club level.

“At Lidl we are committed to investing in ladies football from the grassroots up,” said Managing Director JP Scally.

“This campaign, based around donations from sales of Carrick Glen water, is just the latest of the various initiatives and programmes we have run throughout our partnership with the LGFA, which has seen us invest over €2.5 million in the game so far.”

“There was fantastic support from customers right across the country who nominated and voted for their local club and we are delighted with the positive reaction from the winning teams.”

The Finals of the Lidl National League featuring Dublin and Mayo renewing rivalry in Division One take place on the Weekend of the May Bank Holiday.


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