Galway camogie agree "ground-breaking" €250,000 sponsorship deal

January 20, 2022

Galway's Niamh Kilkenny and Carrie Dolan celebrate with the O'Duffy Cup ©INPHO/Brian Reilly-Troy

The Galway camogie board has agreed a “ground-breaking” sponsorship deal with Westerwood Global said to be worth €250,000.

Based in Maynooth, Co Kildare, Westerwood Global provides manufacturing and maintenance support services across the globe to manufacturers in high tech industries like semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.

The company was founded by former Galway minor hurler Basil Holian.

The deal is set to run for five years and will be formally launched in Galway at the end of January.

Galway camogie chairperson Brian Griffin said that the new deal “recognises the substantial commercial value of camogie in its own right”.

"What is different about this deal is that it has been conceived and negotiated as a standalone deal for camogie in Galway. We believe it is the first significant sponsorship for a county that recognises the substantial commercial value of camogie in its own right, and it sets a new benchmark for the sport.

"Women's sport is transforming. A few years ago, our ambition for sponsorship was to be able to defray the costs of jerseys and kits for our teams. Now we will have substantial sums of money to invest directly to support camogie across the county.

"Every girl and young woman who plays camogie in Galway will benefit from this deal. It transforms our ambitions for the coming years."

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