Galway Camogie debuted new team jerseys at the start of the Very Camogie National League to announce a partnership with Jigsaw, the national youth mental health charity.

The Galway Camogie senior team are wearing the Jigsaw logo, on the back of their shirts, the space having been donated by sponsor Westerwood Global, for the duration of the 2023 League.

“Galway Camogie are delighted to have chosen Jigsaw as its Charity Partner for the 2023 National Camogie League, and look forward to the opportunity to help generate greater awareness of the services provided by Jigsaw, in supporting young people’s mental health, at both club and county leve,” said Brian Griffin, Galway Camogie Chair.

“We are genuinely honoured and delighted to have been chosen by Galway Camogie as their charity partner for the duration of the 2023 National Camogie League,” added Justin McDermott, Jigsaw’s Fundraising Manager.

“This is an incredible opportunity for us to work with all the amazing people involved in Camogie in Galway.”

“Our mission in Jigsaw is to advance and support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Ireland. But we cannot do this on our own. That is why this partnership is so important to us, as it is only working together with partners such as Galway Camogie and their sponsor Westerwood Global, that we can create the services, and supportive communities, that our young people deserve.”

Jigsaw has been a strong presence within sport over the past couple of years with partnerships stretching across Ladies Football via Lidl and the FAI.

In a similar fashion to those partnerships, Galway Camogie and Jigsaw’s partnership will also extend to include the delivery of Jigsaw’s Mental Health Awareness workshop to camogie clubs throughout the county. A joint fundraising initiative is also in plan, details and information of which will be available soon.

“It is a privilege to support Jigsaw and the amazing work they do,” said David Byrne, Westerwood Global’s Chief People Officer.

“We hope that highlighting, openly talking, and providing visibility, in any small part by Westerwood Global, will help encourage us as a society to break the barriers associated with mental health.”

“With ‘People’ being one of our core values, we are especially proud to support an organisation that can have a positive impact and improve the wellbeing of young people here in Ireland.”