Go-Ahead Ireland is to be the new sponsor of Dublin GAA, LGFA and Camogie’s Countywide Adult Leagues and Championships.
The company operate 25 Dublin metropolitan and five commuter routes in the Capital and is putting community investment first by sponsoring the competitions that reach into clubs from O’Dwyers in Balbriggan to Cuala in Shankill.
Sport is an integral part of the well-being of any community and Go-Ahead Ireland’s partnership with Dublin GAA is all about working hand in hand to support the sports pathway and bridge between club and community.
As we discovered in our exclusive interview with CEO Andrew Edwards, the genesis of the partnership was an internal conversation with his Finance Director, a quick google search of the spread of Dublin’s GAA clubs and a very welcome call to Dublin GAA Commercial Manager Tomás Quinn last December.
The values and ambitions matched up and a three-year deal starting in the coming weeks and months was signed and sealed.
Go Ahead Ireland employs 600 people, operating 200 buses serving communities and commuter routes throughout Dublin.
Dublin GAA’s club adult leagues and championships include over 88 clubs and thousands of players participating in over 50 competition across all four codes.
“Dublin GAA are delighted to welcome Go-Ahead Ireland as our new adult club leagues and championships partner,” said Tomás Quinn.
“We believe they are an excellent fit for our club competitions and we are proud to confirm it also includes the club ladies football and camogie adult leagues and championship competitions. By supporting the four codes in Dublin GAA, Go-Ahead Ireland have shown their commitment to all levels of our GAA clubs throughout the county.”
As well as providing high-quality public bus services, the team at Go-Ahead Ireland have been exploring how to engage even more directly in the communities they serve.
“As a leading provider of public transport throughout Dublin, Go-Ahead Ireland is rooted in the community and driven by community service values, making this a perfect partnership both for us and Dublin GAA,” added Edwards.
“We’re delighted to be ‘on board’ for the next three years. The sponsorship is an extension of our long-term commitment to the communities we serve. It’s also very much in line with the community values of the GAA where we share a mutually held commitment that everything we do should help to enhance life and living in the communities we serve.”
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