Dublin GAA, LGFA and Camogie in partnership with sponsor AIG were in Parnell Park yesterday to launch the 2020 inter-county season and to pay a tribute to the work of club volunteers across the county.
AIG has launched ‘Lockdown Lives’ a new video series as part of the ‘Dub Club Chronicles’ campaign.
The series will shine a light on a range of clubs across Dublin city and county that helps tell the story of grassroots club players and members during the pandemic, some of which also serve on various frontlines both in the medical and other professions.
The series will look at the clubs, the challenges they face, the community spirit, and the acts of kindness that have been seen over the toughest moments of this period.
As part of the series, AIG will be releasing a new short film focusing on Dublin’s smallest GAA club, Wild Geese GAA, based in Oldtown, County Dublin.
The club has a storied past having been founded back in 1888, making it one of the oldest clubs in the country. While Wild Geese GAA are a small club, they have always played an important role in their local rural community which has been especially important over the past 6 months with the ongoing public health crisis.
The Dublin Camogie team kickstart their Senior All-Ireland Championship quest against Tipperary on the weekend of the 17th and 18th October with the Dublin hurlers due to clash with Laois in the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Championship.
Later in the month, Donegal ladies footballers will be taking on the reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin, before Westmeath face defending champions Dublin in the quarter-final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship.
“With the year we have had, major GAA fixtures will generate huge interest,” said Aidan Connaughton, Head of Personal Lines Insurance at AIG Ireland.
“As proud sponsors of Dublin GAA, AIG wishes all the Dublin teams and management the best for 2020. We also want to use this opportunity to thank Dublin GAA and all the clubs, players, volunteers and members who have played such an important role of support in their communities during the pandemic.”
“As part of our ‘Lockdown Lives’ short film series, we are proud to be sharing the wonderfully positive stories of community, support and hope during a challenging and worrying time for everyone.”
Take a look at today’s Sport for Business Daily interview with Jennifer Dunne and we will bring you the latest in the Lockdown Lives series as they come out over the coming weeks