Sponsor announced for Laois Centre of Excellence

April 16, 2018

A general view of O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.
©INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Laois have become the first county to secure a sponsor for their Centre of Excellence.

It was announced this morning that the Laois and Offaly Education and Training Boards (LOETB) will sponsor the new facility beside O'Moore Park for a three-year term. The historic agreement will see LOETB provide a range of education and training supports for development squad players and inter-county players at the Centre of Excellence.

Welcoming the news, Laois GAA chairman Peter O'Neill said in a statement: "LOETB and Laois GAA share many of the same values and objectives, such as community engagement, a dedication to education and training and a reputation for sporting excellence. The benefit of this new relationship is huge to all parties, including our clubs, as a part from the financial arrangement, the opportunity to provide for the academic development of our students and graduates involved in Talent Academies, Underage and Senior Intercounty Panels is a tremendous asset to our association in the county. 

"I would like to thank our Football Board Chairperson Laurence Phelan for his assistance in bringing about this partnership. I wish to thank Joe Cunningham and Tony Dalton LOETB for their valued support in this arrangement and look forward to a strong working and successful relationship, which can only be mutually beneficial to all parties."


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