Offaly GAA has announced a major new five-year sponsorship deal with organic dairy food company Glenisk.
It sees the county’s 30-year association with Carroll Cuisine come to an end, with the Carroll’s branding having first appeared on the Offaly jersey back in 1991.
It has been reported that the new deal with Glenisk is set to be worth €750,000 to Offaly GAA over the next five years.
The Killeigh-based company has already established strong GAA links through sponsorship with local club Clodiagh Gaels – winners of the Offaly senior B hurling championship last year.
A statement from Offaly GAA on the new partnership with Glenisk read as follows:
“Offaly GAA are delighted to announce a major new sponsorship deal with Glenisk the Offaly based Organic Dairy Food Company.
“The five-year agreement with Glenisk to become the main sponsors of Offaly GAA incorporates football and hurling teams at all levels. In welcoming the new partnership, Vincent Cleary, Managing Director of Glenisk said:
‘It’s with enormous pride that Glenisk becomes official partner to Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Uíbh Fhailí. It is an honour to have the opportunity to play a part as this comeback story unfolds. Supporting Offaly GAA is a long-held ambition and despite the fire at our facility last September, we remained committed. With faith in the future, both our organisations are hungry for success and excited to face the challenges that lie ahead. At Glenisk, our immediate priority is the return of our products to our customers’ fridges in the coming days. After that, we are looking forward to working closely with Offaly GAA on plans for the years ahead.’
“In welcoming Glenisk as main sponsor of Offaly GAA, Chairperson, Michael Duignan said this deal represents a major opportunity to progress Gaelic games in Offaly and offers financial stability and the resources to implement our ambitious plans for the future.
“We wish Glenisk every success as their products return to the shelves in the coming weeks. Mr Duignan added that Carroll’s of Tullamore were very much part of our success since 1991.
“Offaly GAA are very appreciative and thankful for their longstanding sponsorship and hope that the company will continue to support our activities in the coming years.
“An official launch of the new partnership with Glenisk will be held shortly.”
An honour and a privilege. Uíbh Fhailí Abú! https://t.co/SNFYRl3Fqj— Glenisk (@Glenisk) January 25, 2022