Rossa's Titanic hurlers return home with All-Ireland title

09 July 2013

Celebrating their All-Ireland feile U14 hurling title victory with sponsors Titanic Belfast and Titanic Quarter are Ciaran Shannon, Titanic Quarter's Michael Graham, Micheal McGreevy, Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands and Ryan O'Neill Front Row: Jack Morris, Conall McParland and Cormac McGettigan
O'Donovan Rossa's U14 hurling team received a Titanic welcome back in Belfast today when stars of the All-Ireland Feile winning side brought their trophy to sponsors Titanic Belfast.

Titanic Belfast and Titanic Quarter backed Rossa's U14 hurling and football teams with new kits, and educational sponsorship, before the club embarked on Feile tournaments in Co Derry and Co Limerick. While the club's football team suffered a narrow defeat in the final in Co Derry, the hurlers won by the narrowest of margins, a one-point victory over St Rynagh's.

Titanic Belfast Chief Executive Tim Husbands said: "It is fantastic achievement for the young men to have won this hurling title for the first time. We are very proud to be associated with the players and their success. Sport plays a vital role in our communities and its importance at youth level cannot be underestimated. It brings together young people who will mature alongside one another and, win or lose on the field, they will have memories and friends to cherish.

"As a sponsor of Rossa's very successful U14 hurling and football teams, Titanic Belfast is not only encouraging and supporting excellence in the sports arena but inviting young people to learn about their great city, its proud maritime history and the world's most famous ship, Titanic."

Club official Adrian Murray said: "It is an honour for Rossa GAC that such an iconic symbol of Belfast's historic past and future has teamed up with U14 GAA players from west Belfast, who will proudly wear their new kits supported by Titanic Belfast and Titanic Quarter and represent the city and Antrim in the All-Ireland Feile championships.

"This is a sponsorship with a welcome educational value in addition, and the children are very excited about visiting Titanic Belfast and learning more about Titanic and the Belfast shipyards."