It is one of the longest-running sponsorships in county GAA and Glanbia were out and about yesterday promoting their partnership with Kilkenny GAA.
They have synced their partnerships with the hurlers, footballers and the Camogie county teams, signing a new two-year partnership with Camogie to bring that into line with this being the second of a three year deal with the Hurling team.
All Kilkenny hurling, football and camogie teams from Under 14 through to Senior level will carry the Avonmore milk logo on their jerseys while all leisurewear including tracksuits, polos, windcheaters and kit bags will carry the Glanbia logo.
This sponsorship sits comfortably alongside that of UPMC who last year took on the long term naming rights of UPMC Nowlan Park, the home of Kilkenny GAA.
“We are proud to be long term sponsors of Kilkenny GAA and we value the relationship that we have with the County Board and Team Management,” said Brian Phelan, CEO Glanbia Nutritionals.
“We are also delighted to be embarking on a new two-year partnership with Kilkenny Camogie. Glanbia has nutrition at the heart of everything we do and our commitment to GAA complements our Purpose – to deliver better nutrition for every step of life’s journey.”
“Our products offer this valuable nutrition to players in the form of Avonmore Milk and many other performance nutrition products, which form part of our players’ healthy diets and support peak performance across our teams. We are pleased to be a part of this sporting story.”
“It is great to see a company like Glanbia play such an important role in the nurturing of Kilkenny GAA,” added senior Hurling manager Brian Cody.
“It ensures that we as a team can get on with what we do best. Our team appreciates all the support from Glanbia and we thank them again for their ongoing support.”
“We are enormously indebted to Glanbia for their support over the last number of years,” said Sheila Norris, Chairperson of Kilkenny Camogie.
“Having Glanbia as the main sponsor of our inter-county teams gives huge credibility to us as a sports organisation. In the year of the 20×20 campaign for women’s sport, Glanbia is leading the way in promoting this.”
“Our association with this leading global nutrition company also reinforces our message of health and fitness which is so relevant in today’s society. We are delighted to have Glanbia as our inter-county sponsor for the next two years.”
“Kilkenny GAA relies heavily on the goodwill and generosity of our partners in order to bring our teams to the high level of performance that they achieve year on year,” concluded County Board Chairman Jimmy Walsh.
“The support that Glanbia has offered Kilkenny GAA over the years is hugely appreciated and valued and our teams reap the benefits of this relationship on a daily basis. We in turn endeavour to bring many hours of great sporting entertainment from our Kilkenny GAA teams to our parks and to our screens again this year.”
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