New York bar to sponsor Leitrim GAA

October 15, 2018

The Leitrim players stand together. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Leitrim GAA have gone overseas to find a new main sponsor.

JP Clarke's Saloon in New York has taken over the sponsorship from the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon, which had backed the county for the last nine years.

The well-known Yonkers establishment is owned by Gortletteragh native Seamus Clarke, while his wife Catriona hails from Drumshanbo.

"It’s a great honour for me and all of us here at JP Clarke’s to sponsor our county and to show our appreciation for the support and loyalty shown to us by our Leitrim customers and the many Leitrim visitors who drop in to visit us each year," Seamus said.

Leitrim GAA said in a statement: "The Leitrim players and management have been hugely impressed with the welcome and hospitality they have received over the years, and would like to take this opportunity to thank Seamus and Caitríona Clarke and their staff for all their help and generosity during our visits."

The county board also thanked the Dolan family and the Bush Hotel for their generosity over the last decade.

"Leitrim GAA will always remain grateful to this family for digging most deeply into their pockets over the past nine years, many of which years have seen the country in the depths of a recession and grappling with austerity measures.

"To contribute as they did in times as we have referred to is a huge testimony to the generosity of the Dolans and their hotel business and Leitrim GAA wishes to place this on permanent record as a statement of our grateful appreciation."

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