That deal was revealed on Sport for Business back in October and will run for four years.
The insurance giant is a very significant employer in Drinagh. This is the company’s first step into sponsorship of the GAA. It has a long term partnership in place with Rugby Players Ireland and is a major backer of that organisation’s ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ Campaign.
“We are delighted to be announcing this sponsorship agreement between Wexford GAA and Zurich,” said Wexford County Board Chairman, Derek Kent at the time.
“We have a bright future across both codes with Paul and Davy at the helm and with excellent work being done at underage in our schools and clubs.”
“We are excited to have Zurich, who have become embedded in the Wexford community, alongside us on the next phase of our journey as we aim for continued success at all levels of Wexford GAA”.
The partnership was a big win for Wexford GAA’s commercial manager Eanna Martin. He was appointed to the role a year ago, only the second such position at inter-county level after Tomás Quinn in Dublin.
The benefit of that foresight in investing to secure additional commercial backing was highlighted last night as the County reported a surplus for the year of €369,422, double that of what was achieved in 2018 despite a rise in costs associated with the success of the Senior Hurling team in landing the Leinster title and progressing to the semi-final stage of the All Ireland Hurling Championship.
The County’s overall income nudged over €3 million to €3,065,576 with commercial income driving the increase and accommodating an increased spend on inter-county team preparation to €928,331.
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